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does excess estrogen in a woman lead to increase in melanin levels and darken the skin?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Estrogen and Melanin: Sunlight interacting with fluctuating estrogen levels can cause uneven facial pigment. Sunscreen remains important; vitamin d supplements should be taken if necessary, according to the north american menopause society.
Answered on Jan 22, 2013

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