Addressing Common Ethnic Skincare Myths

Northwestern Medicine
Dermatology August 19, 2014


There are a lot of health misconceptions that we all encounter, most of which usually involve diet and weight loss, and many regularly encounter myths specific to ethnic skincare. One of the most common of these myths is that individuals with brown or black skin do not need to use any sunscreen. This can be a dangerous myth because everyone should use sunscreen to help protect themselves
 – not only from sun damage, but also skin cancer – regardless of the color of their skin.

Northwestern Medicine dermatologist Roopal Kundu, MD, and director of the Northwestern Center for Ethnic Skin, confronts this myth and others on ethnic skin issues, and how to address them.

To learn more about treatment for ethnic skin concerns or schedule an appointment, call 312-695-8106.
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