8 Incredibly Useful Dermatologist Tips for Dark Skin Tones

In a recent U.S. survey, 47% of dermatologists and dermatology residents reported that their medical training (medical school and/or residency) was inadequate in training them on skin conditions in blacks. Let that soak in. I'm sure you can understand why people of color approach their visit to the dermatologist with an agonizing feeling of apprehension because of the blatant lack of education almost half of dermatologists admit to having on dark skin. It's unfortunate, to say the least, but should propel us even further to stay woke on everything we need to know about our skin. 

People with dark skin tones deal with some skin issues more commonly, such as hyperpigmentation, inflammation, skin cancer, sensitivity to lasers, and more.There are many misconceptions about skin of color, which is why we made it our business to clear them up all in one place with all of the most common questions answered. We talked to Fran Cook-Bolden, MD, of Skin Specialty group, who happens to be an experienced dermatologist who specializes in skin of color, about everything people of color need to know. Read on for the most trusted dermatologist tips for dark skin. 




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