A member asked:

How to get fair skin?

9 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

There is no practical way to lighten skin beyond what your genetics allow. If you avoid sunlight exposure, the skin will become as pale as it can be. That is the best you can do.

Answered Feb 13, 2017



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Dr. Gregg Albers answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Avoiding sun , the reason that skin try's to protect itself by making more melanin. Sun exposure also chemically helps the body produce vitamin d, an important chemical to keep bones healthy. Take a supplement of vitamin d if you stay out of the sun.

Answered Apr 18, 2018


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Stay out of the sun. Use high spf sunscreen. Use sunglasses and wear a hat.

Answered May 13, 2017


Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Dr. Heidi has given you good advice about avoiding the sun, but i'd like to share my own hope for you. Your natural skin color is your genetic heritage. You're almost a grown man, and the key to looking good is physical fitness rather than trying to recolor yourself. If you try to self-bleach, you'll disfigure yourself. Instead, focus on fitness and be who you truly are.

Answered Jan 18, 2014



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