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what kind of skin lightening cream would be better for me at 66?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Sunscreen and Niacin: In order to lighten the skin effectively, it is important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day. Applying a topical cream with niacinamide (nia 24) will reduce the appearance of brown spots.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Risk of mercury in skin lightening creams?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Foreign-made only.: Mercury is tightly controlled and virtually absent from cosmetics made in the U.S., but some lightening creams made in other countries do have it. It's illegal to sell mercury-containing products in the states, but people buy them online from foreign retailers, or bring them into the country in their luggage. Never use creams of any kind containing mercury; it's very dangerous.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

How does skin lightening cream work? Is it beneficial?

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Dr. Nelson Lee Novick
Dermatology 46 years experience
Fade Creams: Otc and rx skin lightening creams or fade creams may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, arbutin, licorice extract, and glycolic acid. Which work by interfering with melanin (pigment) production, speeding skin cell turnover, or interfering with melanin transfer. They are most beneficial in conjunction with office-based txs.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How do I lighten my skin?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Lightening skin: A number of things can lighten skin. It really depends on what your particular problem may be. Hydroquinone is a common bleaching substance and retinoids (prescription meds or otc compounds) can also cause some lightening. Your dermatologist can help you find out what might be best for you.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Do skin lightening lotions and creams lighten skin permanently?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Temporarily: Unfortunately, only temporarily.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

How to make my skin white by natureral way?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
See derm: See dermatologist for evaluation to get the correct therapy for this.

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