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A 19-year-old female asked:

How to get lighter skin naturally and permanent?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Don't try it, Norma: Please don't try to change the color of your skin. Sunscreen can prevent darkening from tanning. But any chemicals that you try to use will disfigure you -- it simply will not look right or natural. In the US, which sets world trends, judging by skin color is the hallmark of the worst ignorance. Embrace whatever Nature gave you, and remember that good looks are 95% fitness, which you control.

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What can I do to get lighter skin naturally?

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Dr. Armando Russo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Bleaching agents: See a dermatologist who can advise and prescribe a bleaching agent. This must be used under supervision.
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How can I make my skin lighter naturally?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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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.
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How can you get paler skin naturally?

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Less tan: 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 clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular area of the body.
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How to get glowing skin naturally?

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Dr. Amy Miller
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Natural healthy skin: Eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated and exercise regularly. When your body is healthy your skin will be too! cleanse twice a day and exfoliate on a regular basis. Wear sunscreen! every day!

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