While we have varying skin tones, most Latina skin types are susceptible to certain problems (boo!). But don’t pile on the foundation just yet. Beauty Undercover’s Susan Campos gives us the scoop on which treatments are best for common skin problems associated with Latin skin.
Hyperpigmentation (or those pesky brown spots) is a result of excess time spent in the sun. Most of us think because we tan and don’t burn, we are made for the sun – but that’s simply not the case. “I know as a teenager I literally spent hundreds of hours in the sun without protection,” said Campos. “Since Latina can be prone to hyperpigmentation, you can get brown spots on the face and body, so sunscreen is key everyday!” The best way to get rid of brown spots is with bleaching creams that are available over the counter or by prescription from a dermatologist. Another great treatment for this condition is microdermabrassion- a process which “sands” the skin to diminish those dreaded brown spots.