People of Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Asian, and African descent have skin that can differ in significant ways from the skin of those with a primarily European background. Regardless of your ethnicity, it is important to keep these differences in mind when selecting your own acne treatments and products. People of color, including multiracial individuals, are prone to stubborn hyperpigmentation (dark or red marks) that lingers long after an acne breakout has come and gone. Because these dark marks are frustratingly long-lasting, it’s important to get acne under control right away—but since products that are too strong can create spots and patches, too, it’s advisable to find a professional esthetician who can strike the right balance to get you clear. Corrective chemical peels for acne scars can also help lighten these dark spots more quickly.