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How can hormones, health and nutrition affect your skin pigmentation?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: Addison disease, hemochromatosis, argyria, increase skin tone. Phenylketonuria causes lighter skin and hair. Poor health often increases pigmentation, e.g. Under the eyes. Pregnancy may also cause increase in facial pigmentation. Lack of niacin, riboflavin, thymine cause skin rashes.

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