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There are numerous skin problems, which are more common or of particular concern in skin of color, including:

  • Uneven Skin Tone (Hyper- or Hypo-pigmentation) - discoloration from acne or other conditions (e.g. Melasma, Vitiligo)
  • Razor Bumps (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae) - bumps and blemishes caused by ingrown hairs
  • Scars (especially Keloids) - excessive scar formation resulting from injury or surgery
  • Ashy Skin (Xerosis) - dry, sensitive skin requiring gentle skin care and strong moisturizers
  • Flesh moles (Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra) - brown moles, most often located on the cheeks, that are common in African-American men and women
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia) - especially hair thinning and breakage resulting from chemical relaxers, braids, and weaves
  • Itchy Flaky Scalp (Seborrheic Dermatitis) - "dry," scaly scalp
  • Acne and Acne Scarring - dark marks caused by acne are particularly common in skin of color
  • Eczema(Atopic Dermatitis) - an itchy skin condition that can be associated with allergies
  • Ringworm(Tinea Capitis) - a fungal infection that can cause flaking and hair breakage when it affects the scalp

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