Question: I have struggled with acne since I moved to the US from Equador when I was 13. I am now 32 and its still a problem. Even small breakouts leave long lasting marks. What am I doing wrong? Are there special treatments for Latina skin I should know about?
Answer: I got this letter last month– very apppropriate since June is Acne Awarenss Month. According to Miami based dermatologist Mercedes Florez-White, acne in Latina skin needs a tailored treatment plan.
The American Academy of Dermatology spearates acne into four different categories from mild uncomplicated to intense inflammatory acne. Mild acne is usually triggered by teenage hormones or oil rich beauty care products. It consists primarily of black heads and superficial pimples. By contrast inflammatory acne has frequent breakouts that consists of … Continue Reading… →
June is Acne Awareness Month and it seemed like the perfect time to search out the best new acne care options. Acne is an equal opportunity pest. It affects men and women, young and old and every culture and country. That’s the bad news. The good news? I’ve got five new options for your acne fighting tool kit.
1. Dapsone Gel for Acne
Oral Dapsone was originally used to treat leprosy, malaria, and parasites. Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, it is now used in gel form to manage acne. Sold under the trade name of Aczone, it attacks acne from different angles. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications. It works beautifully with Retin A, clindamycin, and salicylic acid. However it can turn the skin yellow … Continue Reading… →