Common Skin Problems for Latina Women

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Latina women have certain advantages when it comes to their skin. Some of us have a natural tan tone, and our skin is more resilient against the effects of aging. But it’s not all rosy for us. The truth is that there are some annoying skin problems latina women face more frequently than others. Below, we cover some of the most common skin conditions for latina women.

Dark Spots

Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation or better known in Spanish as manchas oscuras, are a common problem for Latina women. Hyperpigmentation is areas of the skin that are darker than the rest. They can result from scarring, sun exposure, or other skin conditions. Latinas are prone to hyperpigmentation because our skin produces more pigment after trauma or injury. There are several ways to treat dark spots, but some of them can be expensive. A more practical and effective solution for your dark spots is through a skin brightening cream.


Latina skin is delicate and is highly susceptible to scarring. If you absentmindedly scratch yourself on the face or any other body part, you could be left with an ugly scar that will remind you of that little accident for the rest of your life. Scarring, as just mentioned, can result in hyperpigmentation. A skin brightening product will also work well for this situation.

Oily Skin

Some of us need a lot of blotting papers to soak up the oil on our skin. If we don’t have one, putting on products after a shower could leave us with skin that appears mismatched throughout the day. Our oily skin also makes us more prone to acne. By utilizing a natural cleansing and exfoliating soap, you can help control the oils on your skin.

Running out of Products

Though not exactly a skin problem, and one that can apply to any woman, it’s still an annoying issue for many of us. If you fail to restock your favorite beauty product before the current one gets used, you risk having nothing to use. If you don’t know which skincare products are right for you, we can help with a personalized phone consultation.

Beauty is Expensive

Again, technically not a skin problem but still a big problem. Latina women pride themselves on their appearance, and it has been engraved in our minds since childhood. Many of our traditions revolve around physical beauty. According to a Nielsen report, Latina women spend more money on hair, beauty, and skin products than non-Hispanic women. It’s not because we’re vainer than other women, but it’s because not all products are suitable for our skin type. We live by trial and error when it comes to our beauty care. One way to make sure you’re not running your bank account down the drain is by taking advantage of offers and specials on skincare.


Though women of all ethnicities suffer from acne, Latina women have it worse. Our skin is more susceptible to cystic acne which goes deep into the skin and infects the deeper layers of the skin. Cystic acne requires specialized acne treatment.

Scaly Dry Skin in Winter

While we complain about our oily skin during the warmer months, winter welcomes us with skin that’s dry, scaly, and ashy. The colder weather leaves us with dry patches of skin and makes us feel like we can’t get a break. To combat this problem, make sure your skin stays adequately hydrated and nourished 

Skin Cancer

Many Latina women make the mistake of assuming that we can’t get skin cancer because our naturally tan skin protects us from the sun. Skin cancer has been on the rise among Hispanic women. A lot of it has to do with how much time we spend under the sun. Regardless of your skin tone, it’s important to apply an SPF sunscreen product every day of the year.

Finding the Perfect Concealer

Finding the perfect concealer is important for Latina women. It goes beyond finding the concealer to lead us through the year. We need one that works for winter and summer. Don’t be deceived by slogans like, “lighter skin girls will enjoy this lip color” or “this foundation will certainly fit you because you’re tan.” It doesn’t work this way. We have neutral, warm, and cool undertones as our three tops. When looking for the right concealer, look for one that will fit your undertones.

On a Positive Note

Latina woman will agree with that finding natural remedies for our skin has been our strength. From olive oil, honey, avocado, and coffee grounds to sugar, whatever is natural, we go by recipes that have been handed down to us from our grandmothers and past generations.


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