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Is it normal for a skin tone to get lighter in winter even if in the sun

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Even if you're getting sun during the winter, it's generally colder so most people cover up more of their body and don't spend as much time outdoors w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding excessive sun exposure will let skin lighten up. One should take extra ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is characterized by round or oval finely scaling patches of hypopigmentation, usually on the cheeks. The lesions are sharply demarcate ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
You don't specify...: ...Your age. Pityriasis alba (literally "white spots") is common in children but unusual in adults. Tinea versicolor, a superficial yeast colonization ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Medical Questions: Having darker or non-fair skin is not a medical condition or disease. It is the unnecessary desire to change one's skin color that is the disease her ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
it really doesn't: You are probably seeing the results of constriction of skin blood vessels as a response to cold exposure.
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: A baby is baby-colored, and an adult is adult-colored. It would be really odd for an adult to be the same exact color he was at birth.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Breast color: Without an exam it is impossible to know whether anything is abnormal, but if so it sounds very benign. It would not hurt to let your family doctor ta ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dermatologist: See dermatologist for best advice about evening skin tone.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Yes : Many skin peels do lighten the skin tone stronger products lighten more.
A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
21 years experience Family Medicine
Light areas: Changes in skin tone (hypopigmentation, in this case) may be caused by vitiligo -- i recommend a visit to your doctor, who may send you to a dermatolo ... Read More

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