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how to get fair skin?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Avoid sunlight: 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.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Fair skin: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
High SPF sunscreen: Stay out of the sun. Use high spf sunscreen. Use sunglasses and wear a hat.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Embrace who you are: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Jan 18, 2014

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For fairer skin n getting it smooth, what do I do?

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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can i use hhsone to get fair skin?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
The product you: mention is something I'm not familiar with. Skin tone is a secondary characteristic but I understand that various cultures attach meaning to it. More important than changing skin tone is, in my opinion, the need to stay neat and clean. Showering washes away dead skin cells which can help you feel good. Treating others the way you wish to be treated is the most attractive trait of all. Shanti.

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