Most people know that if there is a medical question that they have, that they should consult with a doctor. That is always a good idea indeed. However, sometimes it is important to know what you are dealing with before you go through the expense and the hassle of making a doctors appointment. To that end, a black skin care forum is an excellent place to go to feel out things if you have a skin issue. Now you need to understand that you are likely going to hear a lot of stuff, some good and some stuff that is utter rubbish, so don't try to get a good diagnosis. Leave that for the doctor.
Another good use for a black skin care forum is to find out what people with the same color skin as you are using to treat their skin. They may be using a product that you were thinking of purchasing. You can use these forums as sort of a testing ground or a skin care product review. You can hear what people had to say about a particular product, you can receive recommendations on other products and hopefully you can find out which product to avoid.