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Black Skin Care FAQ


Looking for solutions to your black skin problem? Can't seem to figure out what works and what doesn't?





As black women we have a serious advantage when it comes to our skin. We have the fountain of youth built into our DNA.


Despite all of our fabulousness, when it comes to our skin it's not always "all good" all the time.


Are you sick and tired of dealing with skin issues like acne, dark spots, and scarring and other skin spoilers?


Is your skin in need of a little extra TLC or special attention?


This page is where you can browse ideas for solving your most common skin care problems and find ways to get back your clear, even toned and beautiful skin.


Questions And Tips From Our Vistors

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How To Get Clear Glowing Skin Fast 
Question: How To Get Clear Glowing Skin Fast I'm a 13 year old girl from England and like most teens are suffering the dreaded spots! I cant stand …

How To Get Rid Of Scars On Knees 
Question: How To Get Rid Of Scars On Knees For years I have been plagued with very dark rough skin on my knees and elbows. I tend to scar very easily. …

How To Get Rid Of Razor Bumps 
Question: How To Get Rid Of Razor Bumps Been suffering for a while now, & it just keeps getting worse. My problem is under the armpits & pubic area. …

Does Makeup Cause Wrinkles? 
Question: Does wearing makeup as an African American every day cause wrinkles sooner? Camille's Answer Hi Amani. Wearing makeup everyday …

How To Get Rid Of White Spots On My Face 
Question: How To Get Rid Of White Spots On My Face I'm an African American 39 year old woman and three years now I've had a white circle on the right …

How To Remove Burn Scarring 
Question: How To Remove Burn Scarring Hi ladies, my hot water bottle (which I was using for horrible period pains) exploded on my leg about two weeks …

How To Clear My Acne Blackheads and Spots 
Question: How To Clear My Acne Blackheads and Spots Hello, I've been battling with pimples for many years now which is leading to scars on my face. …

Tone And Lighten The Face And Neck 
Question: Tone And Lighten The Face And Neck I have used a ton of products over the years to tone and or lighten my face and neck. I am searching …

How Can I Get Pretty Skin? 
Question: How Can I Get Pretty Skin? This is my first time visiting and I love the site so far. I'm sorry in advance if I repeat a previous question. …

Light Blotches On My Face 
I have light blotches on my face. What can I do to get rid of them? Camille's Answer: The best place to start is to figure out the cause of the …

What Can I Do To Lighten My Skin? 
What can I do to lighten my skin? I have dark skin and would like to go a bit lighter. How do I do that? Camille's Answer: If you're naturally …

How Delicate Is Black Skin? 
How Delicate Is Black Skin? I am currently in training to become an Esthetician and I am frustrated anytime people bring up ethnic skin because African …

What Can I Do To Up Dark Spots From Pimples? 
What Can I Do To Up Dark Spots From Pimples? I have sensitive skin and sometimes pimples come.I tend to pop the pimple and then after healing,they …

How Do You Treat Dark Rings Under The Eyes? 
How Do You Treat Dark Rings Under The Eyes? Camille's Answer: Hi Octavia. You have a simple question, but it requires a not so simple answer! …

What Can I Use To Clear Black Scar Marks? 
What can I do to clear black scar marks? I've got black marks all over my face from spots that have left scars. I want to get rid of them forever …

Dudu Osun Black Soap Results And Directions? 
I just bought dudu osun black soap and I want to know what kind of results to expect. I also want to know if it helps with discoloration. I have some …

What Can I Do To Clear Black Spots And Hyperpigmented Scars? 
What Can I Do To Clear Black Spots And Hyperpigmented Scars? Question: Hi I'm an African lady and since I was little had a lot of bites from sand …

What Can I Do To Stop Moles From Growing On My Face 
What Can I Do To Stop Moles From Growing On My Face? Question: I hate the fact that I have small moles that get worse as I age I am in my late …

How Do You Smooth Out Rough Skin 
How do you smooth out rough skin? Question: Am 28 years old and I have oily rough skin with pimples, acne and dark marks. What kind of products …

Losing My Hair To Chronic Scalp Condition 
Question: I am really going nuts with my scalp condition. It's very flaky, large clumps of dry 'something' coming off my scalp. It is now getting …

How Do You Use Shea Butter For Facial Skin? 
How Do You Use Shea Butter For Facial Skin? Question: I would like to know how Shea butter is to be used on the face and if it can be used on the …

What Can I Do About Unwanted Facial Hair? 
What can I do about unwanted facial hair? Question: As I get older,I'm getting more and more course hairs growing from my chin! I have always …

What Can I Do To Clear My Acne? 
Question: Hi Camille, What can I do to clear my acne? I've had problems with acne and blackheads since I was 14 and I'm 21 now. The acne …

What Can I Use To Clear Pimples And Black Spots? 
Question: What can I use to clear pimples and black spots? I am a black male and I have pimples every now and then and I have black spots on my …

What Can I Do To Make My Armpits Lighter?  
Question: What can I do to make my armpits lighter? Hi I'm 16 years and feel very uncomfortable with my dark armpits. They weren't always dark. …

Covering Surgery Scars 
Question : I have a question about covering surgery scars. After 2 botched heart surgeries, I am left mentally and physically scarred. Now I can pray …

What Can I Do To Lighten Dark Pores? 
Question: I have dark pores on my legs. They are smooth and its not ingrown hair. Whether there is hair there or not they are dark. Please help me! …

How To Get Rid Of Dark Areas Around The Mouth 
Q: Hello, I have uneven skin tone, on my face and neck. What frustrates me the most is the dark spot I have around the corner of my mouth. You know at …

What Can I Do To Remove Black Marks Off Legs? 
Q: Since childhood I have had a lot of black marks on my thighs and foot from mosquito bites, break-outs and cuts and bruises. They look very disgusting …

How To Get Rid Of Small Pox Spot 
Q: What can I do to get rid of aged smallpox spots? Camille's Answer: Hi Pat. I'm not very familiar with smallpox so I had to do some research. …

How To Get Rid Of Blemishes And Scars 
Q: I've had ugly scars and blemishes on my face for a few years now,and they're very dark because I'm lighter. Its lowered my confidence and its painful …

Black Soap And Shea Butter To Clear Blemishes 
Q: I'm in south Africa, where can I get the block soap or shea butter? A: Hi Lindiwe, You can try to go to a local market or health food store …

What Can I Do To Reduce Oil On My Face? 
Q: I have a very oily face and it doesn't keep make up. what can I do reduce oil on my face which wouldn't led be keep a pretty face all day? A: Hi …

How To Heal Facial Sunburn  
Q: I stayed exposed under the sun and I have a severe facial sunburn. It turned darker and ugly and I don't know what to do. A: I'm sorry to hear …

Get Rid Of Sunburn And Dark Spots 
Q: What can I do to clear sunburn and black spots from my face? A: Hi Grace. The first thing you need to do is stay out of the sun. Us black folks …

What Can I Do To Tone My Face? 
Q: I am 31 years old and have noticed my face isn't as tight as it used to be. I have been using Neutrogena toning scrub and Olay anti-aging cream …

How To Get Rid Of Old Acne Scars  
Q: I've been trying to find a skin care regimen that suits my kind of skin (somewhat oily). I'm an 22yr old African American male who cares about his …

Neck Darker Than Body 
Q: Since I was a teenager my neck was bout five shades darker then the rest of my body. It might look a little dirty but of course I know I bathe everyday. …

What Can I Use For My Oily Face? 
Q: What products can I use for my oily face? I also have sensitive skin. I live in Toronto, Ontario. Please help, I'm very frustrated. A: Hi there. …

What Can I Do To Remove Dark Spots? 
Q: I have tried so many products, please help me, what can I use and it be a success to remove dark spots on my face? A: I get this question from …

How Do I Get My Pores To Shrink? 
Q: How can I get my pores to shrink? A: You can really help to shrink your pores by using a clay mask at night 3-5 times a week. It helps by pulling …

What Can I Do To Get Rid Of My Acne Scars? 
Q: What can I do to get rid of my acne scars? My skin used to be covered with acne and now I have scars that I really want to go away. What should …

What Can I Do For My Dark Rough Elbows And Knees? 
Q: I have two beautiful African American girls that I adopted as babies. I have always had trouble keeping their knees and elbows smooth and they …

What Can I Use To Fade My Stretch Marks? 
Q: Is there no "miracle cure" for my stretch marks? I used cocoa butter, stretch mark cream and every lotion on the market when I was pregnant and …

Why Do My Lips Get Darker With Age? 
Q: As I age my lips get darker,why is this? A: That's a good question and I think my best answer for that is that with age skin tends to dry out and …

What can I use for my dark spots? 
I'd like to know what I can use for my dark spots and I was wondering if you can help me. Ever since I had my two daughters I noticed my skin has really …

How to fade scars faster 
I'd like to know how to fade scars faster. I have scars on my body, especially my legs and I really want them to fade so I can feel comfortable to wear …

Severe Under Eye Circles 
I have severe under eye circles. I also have seasonal allergies that I've taken medication for, but i haven't found anything that help to get rid of this …

What Can I Do For Adult Acne And Facial Hair 
I recently turned 39 and have struggled with acne for the past five years. I also have facial hair which has caused my self-esteem to diminish drastically. …

What can I do about black marks? 
I had bad acne when I was younger. Now they're gone and I have marks and I don't know how to get rid of. How would I go about that?

Acne Scars 
Are there any acne scar treatments that have been proven to work for black skin? I have tried a couple and they haven't really worked. Please help!

Lines Under My Eyes 
How can I hide or get rid of the lines under my eyes? They are not bags or smile lines but an example would be like Gabrielle Union...she has money …

My Face Is Not Clear! 
About six years ago, I used to put excessive amounts of Vaseline around my mouth. I did this during the summertime. When school came around, I didn't want …

Do I Need To Use A Face Lotion Or Cream 
Dear Camille, Can I use the same lotion I use on my body on my face or not? If not, can you also advise if it's o.k. to use skincare products containing …

This Acne Just Came On My Face 
My skin just isn’t the same any more. It doesn’t glow and it’s not clear. I stopped drinking soda, I eat right and work out and I don’t know what else …

What Can I Do To Even My Complexion 
Q: What would you recommend using for very uneven skin tone and texture?

How To Get Radiant Skin 
Q: How can I get naturally radiant skin? Get Radiant Skin With All Natural Makari Skin Products. Click Here Go To The Website For Your Free Sample. …

What Can I Use For My Extremely Oily Skin? 
Q: Which mattifier/primer can a black sister living in the tropics use as a base before wearing foundation? I have very oily skin and makeup doesn’t …

What Can I Do To Even Out My Skin? 
Q: I have nice skin with no scars but my problem is skin discoloration. The color of my chest is lighter than my back, my underarms arms are dark. I don't …

Foods For Beautiful Skin 
Question: Foods For Beautiful Skin You know how they say beauty comes from within...well what's the best foods for women of color to consume? …

What Can I Do About My Stretch Marks? 
What Can I Do About My Stretch Marks Hi am 21, and I started to get stretchmarks about a year ago, now I really want to know how to reduce their appearance. …

Help For Under Eye Puffiness 
Help For Under Eye Puffiness What are some great helpers for under eye puffiness? something that really works where you get an immediate result. …

Help For Very Bad Acne 
Help For Very Bad Acne I am a black woman aged 29. I have been struggling with acne on my face for years. I have facial hair as well that leaves a …

Help For Troubled Black Skin! 
Help For Troubled Black Skin! Hi. Just been browsing the site for the last couple of minutes and already placed it onto my favorites. I have a few …

Should I Use Astringent In The Winter If I Have Oily Skin? 
Question: Should I Use Astringent In The Winter If I Have Oily Skin? I am a 20 year old college student and my freshman year I was a little more active …

What Can I Do About Two-Toned Combination Skin? 
Question: What can I do about two toned combination skin? Around my eyebrow is light, but I am a really dark-skin. Not only that I also have dry patches …

What Can I Do To Make My Skin Glow?. 
My skin isn't really bad but no matter how clear it gets it still looks rough and it doesn't look smooth, its almost like you can see the pores. What …

What Can I Do To Clear Blackheads? 
Question: What can I do to clear blackheads? Camille's Answer: Hi Tijuana. Blackheads are simply a build up of dirt and oils in the pores …

Scalp Irritation And Relaxers 
Scalp Irritation And Relaxers Question: Should I get a much needed relaxer if I have a bump or mosquito bite on my scalp? Camille's Answer: …

What Can I Do To Get Rid Of Acne Permanently? 
Question: What can I do to get rid of acne permanently? I have acne that I've been dealing with since I was very young and I'm in my late teens …

What Products Should I Use For Better Skin? 
Question: What products should I use for better skin? My face looks so bad that when I use cleansers, scrub and toners, it darkens it. It makes …

Redness And Flakiness Around Nose 
Question : What can I do to get rid of the redness and flakiness around my nose? Camille's Answer : Hi Pattie. It sounds like you have some …

How To Clear Uneven Skin Tone  
Q: I've had skin blotches since age nine. I went to the dermatologist and got them cleared. I'm now 16, but it has left me lighter in my cheeks and forehead …

What Can I Do To Clear My Pimples Naturally 
Q: I have had pimples for a while. how can I treat and clear them naturally? Camille's Answer: Clearing your acne is very possible but it takes …

How To Shrink Enlarged Pores 
Q: I have very large and noticeable pores all over my face. What can I do to get rid of them or at least make them appear smaller? Camille's Answer: …

How Can I Restore My Skin Tone? 
Q: What can I do to help my skin tone which was damaged by dark spots? I need help! Camille's Answer: Please see these pages for some tips on …

How Can I Shrink My Large Pores? 
Q: How can I shrink my large pores? A: Hi there. Please visit this page for some great tips of shrinking large pores and smoothing out your skin. …

Face And Chest Two Different Colors 
Q: My face is much darker than my chest area. What can I do to even my skin color? I've heard that the color of your chest is your natural skin color, …

What Can I Do To Clear My Acne? 
Q: What can I do to clear my acne? Please help me out. A: Can you give me some more information about your skin? Like what triggers your acne, …

Help For Dark Marks On Legs 
Q: I am black woman and I'd like to know what can I do to clear age black marks on my legs sustained as a result of picking and scratching with harsh …

Need Help For Dark Spots And Acne 
Q: I'm 29 years old with two children and before I had my second son I had good skin. After his birth my face slowly started to break out. I would …

How To Make A White Scar Dark Again 
Q: I fell and had a rug burn on my forehead. The scar just fell off and it is a white circle now! What can we to make a white scar dark again that's …

Always Create A Flawless Face Pic 
Q: Hello Beautiful Woman Of God! I do apologize for contacting you this way. I have repeatedly tried to send you a request on your contact page and …

How To Clear White Spots On Face 
Q: I have a few white spot on my cheeks and looks vary dry at some points. Ive tried every moisturizer I can to get rid of them but nothing seems …

What Can I Do To Clear My Acne? 
Q: How can I get rid of big pores for a baby smooth skin complexion? A: You need to get on a gentle but effective skin care regimen right away. …

What Can I Do To Fade Scars? 
Q: While growing up I had a lot of small wounds on my legs as a result of mosquito bites that left me with scars. I thought the scars would fade as …

How To Clear Blackheads And Discoloration 
Q: I have a lot of black heads quite a few spots and uneven skin like my face is one shade of black then my necks another then my chests another! What …

What products should I use for clear skin? 
Q: What products are best recommended for black skin? I need a smooth, spotless, soft, and even toned complexion. Nothing that contains bleaching …

What Can I Do To Get My Even Skin Tone Back 
Q: I always had good skin I don't know if it's from the medication that I am on or the sun but now my skin is so discolored. I am embarrass to look …

How Do I Minimize Pores And Get Even Skin? 
Q: What can I do to minimize the appearance of enlarged facial pores and how to even skin tone? A: To shrink your pores you can start using a clay …

How To Prevent Scars From Forming 
Q: Hi. I recently went swimming and I scraped my face on the concrete in the pool. About a dime size of my skin is missing from my face, right under my …






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