People of African descent have dark skin because the melanin content in the skin protects the skin from the strong rays of the sun. Despite that their skin still is susceptible to acne. Acne usually isn’t a serious medical condition. But you may want to seek medical treatment from a dermatologist for persistent pimples or inflamed cysts to avoid scarring or other damage to your skin. Acne can be caused by a variety of reasons such as changes in your hormone levels as well as a poor diet or exposure to pollution.



Acne typically appears on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders, which are the areas of your skin with the largest number of functional oil glands.


Risk Factors

Common risk factors include direct skin contact with greasy or oily substances, or to certain cosmetics applied directly to the skin; A family history of acne; Friction or pressure on your skin caused by various items, such as telephones or cell phones, etc. And while stress doesn’t cause acne, if you have acne already, stress may make it worse.



Men can also prevent new acne breakouts by washing the skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking at the problem areas. Also, acne can become inflamed for men with ingrown facial hairs. See a dermatologist for details on how to groom facial hair with an acne condition.



Acne can be controlled and improved. A combination of eating nutritious foods and keeping your skin clean will give you a healthy and fresh looking complexion. cure, there are plenty of acne treatment options available today that effectively control breakout activity. Acne treatments are divided into three categories: topical, systemic, and procedural.

There are also many online forums and resource communities for people dealing with acne. Click here for more details. 


References: National Center for Biotechnology Information: A Review of Acne in Ethnic Skin and Mayo Clinic: Acne

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