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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Overall: Protect from exposure to sun's rays - apply high spf sunscreen often, avoid going out around noon, use protective clothing.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Lighter skin: Nothing works.

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A female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Avoid sunlight : avoiding direct sunlight and tan bed are the best way. Don't use bleaching medications. Anyway, you should be happy with whatever skin tone you have.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is the only way you can get the answer you really want.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Skin options: For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other cloth... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Sun exposure: The less sun exposure , the lighter the skin. The usual sunscreen may not be that effective in preventing tanning even if it contains a lot of zinc ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Yes: there are many topicals that will lighten the skin. Over the counter products contain hydroquinone, licorice, to name a few. If OTC products don't wor... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Don't do it: It's unfortunate that some communities are still so backwards as to judge you by your skin color. In the usa this is considered the lowest form of ign... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Goldberg
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sun screen: If you are exposed to lots of sunshine, you should wear protective clothing, and put sunscreen on all exposed areas of skin. The key to adequate skin... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Sometimes.: Some types of chemical peels do lighten the skin in some cases. It also depends on what kind of skin you have, so we usually test a small area first t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Both can happen: People use sunblock moisturizer. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up, but the color won't be lighter than one's natural untanned col... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tamika Singh
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You : You can use prescription or otc bleaching creams suggest to use at night. Just make sure to use sun screen daily!

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