How to Treat Acne on Black Skin

Ethnic Acne & Dark Spots
Acne affects people of all races & while acne can be treated on all skin types, acne treatments for darker skin tones need to be carefully monitored and managed.


Darker skin tones have more “active” melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells in the dermis that create pigment. Since these cells are more active, they are more likely to form pigment from any action at all, even during their treatments for acne.

Deeper Skin Tones:

People of Middle Eastern, Hispanic, African and Asian decent have skin that can differ significantly when discussing dark spots and red spots left over from acne breakouts.

These marks tend to be more stubborn and last longer in darker skin toned people.

Along with stubborn marks and hyperpigmentation, people of African and Asian decent can produce hyperactive healing, which leads to Keloid Scars ( raised scars.) So when treating acne it is important to take into consideration the healing patterns of these clients to avoid anything that could prompt long lasting scars.

What to do if I have dark skin and acne?

The best advice is to work with a professional, or acne specialist who understands the character difference between skin types and ethnic skin tones.  This will ensure the safest approach and a successful clearing process.

Remember clearing acne is not a one size fits all process.  That is why at Skintherapy Acne Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, we use products formulated to provide safe, effective results while working with you on a personalized basis until your skin is clear!

There is no need to worry about the fact that you have ethnic skin and acne. We have treated all skin tones and have the perfect process waiting for you to take advantage of and finally get rid of your acne.

Before and After Acne Treatments on Ethnic Client.

Before Skintherapy Acne Clinic
After Skintherapy Acne Clinic
Before Skintherapy Acne Clinic
After Skintherapy Acne Clinic

To learn more about how to treat acne on all skin types, please visit Skintherapy Acne Clinic in Utah.

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