Bonus tip for African-American skin… start from within
Dr. Carter-Snell’s dermatology’s office motto is “inner health for outer beauty,” and that motto is the basis for all skin care, especially African-American skin.
“I think in or communities we do ourselves a disservice because we don’t pay enough attention to our inner health. Culturally, we’re accustomed to eating foods that may not be the healthiest options for us. We notice diets that are high in sugar, so carbs and sugars are what drives acne,” she said.
“So when a patient comes in with problem skin, I ask them to tell me about their diet, ‘Do you like pasta and tomatoes? or Sweets, juice, pop?’ Typically they say, ‘Yes, I do.’”
Dr. Carter-Snell concludes that we have to go back to consuming whole foods, whole vegetables, and whole fruits. Our bodies will reap benefits including our skin.
The Carter-Snell Skin Center (CSSC) is committed to delivering Compassionate, Safe, & Sensible Care in Dermatology. Dr. Brittany Carter-Snell and her staff strive to be productive members of the Detroit community, fully devoted to its revitalization, by way of education and service.
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