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Care and prevention » Dark Skin

How to Naturally Rid Dark Skin Pigments of Scratches

Overview When you scratch your skin or burst a pimple, you are likely to leave marks and discoloration due to scarring. As the scars heal, the skin pigments surrounding the scratches are increased, causing skin darkening. There are innumerable ove...

The Care of Dark Skin

Overview While black or dark skin is less susceptible to developing skin cancer, the website Skin and Aging notes that it is more deadly for African-Americans and those with dark skin. If you have dark skin, you'll need to ensure that you care for...

Possible Reasons for a Dark Skin Discoloration on the Face

Skin discolorations are common on the skin. For many, they can be birthmarks resulting from simple and harmless factors, such as a highly concentrated spot of melanin in your skin. Other times, though, discolorations can be a cause for concern and ma...

Information About Dark Skin Patches on the Back of the Neck

Overview A dark, thick, velvety patch of skin in the folds on the back of the neck is called acanthosis nigricans. It is most common in darker-skinned individuals, and often asymptomatic. While it is usually associated with a variety of medical...

What Causes Skin to Turn Dark Around the Ankles?

Skin on the ankles is thin and easily visible, and may discolor for any number of reasons ranging from staining from wet clothes or boots to serious medical conditions. Because of the potential implication of circulation disorders, darkened skin arou...

Why Is My Newborn's Skin Dark?

Overview You are in the delivery room. You have just given birth to your new baby. The doctor and nurse lay the newborn in your arms while they cut the cord. You look at your new baby and panic suddenly grips you. Your newborn's skin is dark, almos...

Problems With Skin Darkness

Skin darkening in color can be a symptom of 128 conditions according to Wrong Diagnosis.com. Causes can be as simple as a bruise or as serious as cyanosis, a potentially life-threatening condition indicating a lack of oxygen. Some of the diagnostic q...

Tips on Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin, usually in the form of splotchy patches on areas of the face or hands. Caused by the overproduction of melanin, dark pigmentation is not dangerous, but it can be unsightly. Whether you’re dealing with...

Why Skin Gets Dark in the Summer

Overview At the beginning of the summer your complexion might be light, even pale, but by the time September rolls around, you're a deep nut-brown. How does this happen? The sunlight on your skin triggers the production of melanin, the pigment that...

How to Treat Dark Skin for Acne

Overview Treating dark skin for acne presents a problem because dark skin contains more melanin that light skin. Melanin is the substance that gives skin its color. When the skin becomes irritated, melanin may cause the skin to darken. This makes d...