Q: I am African-American and I have problems finding products that agree with my skin. I am very sensitive, and it seems like everything I put on my face either burns, or feels too greasy. I also get brownish-black spots that do not go away. Is there anything I do?
A: Black skin is the most sensitive skin at all. In my years of experience, I have learned that you have to be very careful about chemical peels, and harsh products. You will find Naturally Lindy products to be very effective while also extremely gentle and healing.
Be very careful with the sun, and always use sunscreen, because black skin is sensitive to UV rays, which can create brown sunspots.
For your regular skin care routine, try using Facial Wash, Aloe Vera Mist, and Bio-Active Serum, followed by either Day Cream or Hydrating Cream.
If you want to use a Glycolic Acid product to exfoliate your skin, start slowly, and use a low 5% strength. I would
recommend starting with a 5% strength and using it at night, twice a week at first, gradually building up until you are using it daily. At that point, you can try a 10% strength, but again, go slowly and build up, and don’t “push it,” especially if your skin feels irritated. In addition to exfoliation, regular use of Glycolic Acid will help fade any brown spots and give you an overall good skin tone and color.
If the brown spots are very dark or pronounced, you can use Kojic Lightener first on the spot, and then Glycolic Acid all over the face, including the spots. By doubling up these products, the process will move quicker.