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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can u suggest any cream for skin lightening, with less side effects?my face is darker than my body bcoz of constant exposure to sun.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening.
Last updated Sep 15, 2018

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