10 conseils pour en finir avec les boutons d'acné sur la peau noire

10 tips to get rid of acne on black skin

Did you know that acne affects around 80% of black and dark women? It can occur even after adolescence. in addition, acne on black skin causes another problem: pigment spots .

Indeed, the slightest attack on black skin leads to an overproduction of melanin responsible for the appearance of spots. This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These black spots due to acne pimples constitute the main problem for black skin after acne treatment.

In order to have beautiful skin, it is essential to choose your beauty products carefully and have a good skincare routine. Although it can be frustrating, acne is completely treatable.

What is acne?

Acne is a skin disease characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and cysts. It is located on the areas richest in sebaceous glands: the face and neck, but also the chest, shoulders, back and upper arms.

Acne occurs when pores become clogged with dead skin cells, causing a buildup of oil.

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What causes acne?

The main causes of acne are:

Overproduction of sebum: This phenomenon is generally observed at puberty. This excess oil clogs pores, causing the inflammation often associated with acne.

Heredity: If one or both of your parents had acne, you may get it too.

Certain factors can also trigger an acne breakout. You can act on these triggers.

Cosmetics: Hair products and some makeup can clog your pores. Opt for “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic” products. These types of products are less likely to cause acne.

Sweating: Excessive sweating can make acne worse in some people.

Excessive washing: Washing or exfoliating the skin too often or using harsh cleansers can irritate the skin.

Medications: Certain medications can cause acne breakouts.

The menstrual cycle: Some women experience an acne breakout a few days before their period, due to variation in hormone levels.

Diet: If you notice that certain foods increase your acne, try to avoid them.

How to get rid of acne on black and dark skin?

Here are our tips for getting rid of your acne spots.

1. Treat your acne spots as soon as possible

You need to treat your acne as soon as it appears. Studies show that treating acne early prevents it from getting worse. If you let acne get worse before starting treatment, it could cause black spots. Use a treatment suitable for black skin. We recommend the Inoya anti-imperfection treatment or the targeted corrector .

2. Treat dark spots

After treating acne pimples, you need to tackle the black spots. We recommend Inoya anti-dark spot serum .

For optimal treatment of spots and spots on the face or body, we recommend the Inoya Anti-Blemishes and Spots Pack .

3. Avoid using comedogenic oils on acne-prone areas

When applied to the face, neck, back and chest, products containing comedogenic oils can clog pores and cause acne. Choose skin care without comedogenic oils. They are less likely to clog pores.

4. Avoid picking at your acne spots

By picking at your pimples, you risk worsening the inflammation and causing scars and black spots.

5. Don't touch your face after touching your hair

If acne only appears on your forehead and temples, it could be due to the oil you're using on your hair! Be careful that products intended for your hair do not end up on your face.

6. Wash your accessories frequently

Wash your scarves, hats and any other accessories that come into contact with your face or hair regularly and thoroughly. This will remove accumulated sweat, dirt and oil.

7. Avoid using oil-based makeup to cover up your dark spots

Even if you find that they are effective at hiding your imperfections, be aware that oil-based makeup can also create new imperfections. Instead, opt for mineral makeup or one marked as non-comedogenic.

8. Use gentle care for your skin

Harsh products could make your acne breakouts worse.

Clean your face and neck thoroughly morning and evening with a gentle product suitable for sensitive skin. Use your fingers to gently apply the cleanser. Pat gently with a clean towel to dry.

9. Use sunscreen

Protect yourself when exposed to the sun to prevent the appearance of black spots or avoid making them worse. Ideally, opt for a sunscreen with an SPF 50 rating .

10. Consult a dermatologist specializing in black skin

If cosmetic products fail to resolve your acne problem, consider consulting a dermatologist specializing in black skin . He can create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. He will also be able to advise you on salon treatments for dark skin.


Acne affects women (and even men) both during adolescence and adulthood. Treatments exist to get rid of acne on black skin.

To ensure your acne doesn't get worse or leave black spots on your skin, you need to take care of it as soon as it appears.

You can also avoid certain factors that can trigger acne or make it worse. Read the label of your beauty products carefully. Opt for products marked “oil-free”, “non-comedogenic” and above all, avoid whitening products.

There are healthy, effective, non-lightening products designed specifically for black skin. These products are respectful of your skin and meet its specific needs.

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