Pimples are colorblind. So it’s no surprise that acne ranks among the top complaints from darker-skinned women.
Marta Rendon, MD, a South Florida dermatologist, says options like chemical peels and laser treatments may be more limited for darker skin. The safest option is a light salicylic acid peel, which does not carry the risk of pigment changes. Dr. Rendon is also a fan of retinoids to help keep skin clear, although it can take a few months to see results.
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