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Brawny Skin Color
Avoid direct sun: Avoiding direct sunlight will allow skin to lighten, but that usually means a person may become deficient in vitamin d (means taking vitamin d to avoid deficiency). Using sunscreen helps also, by decreasing tanning. One may want to use indoor exercise, if avoiding outdoor sunshine. One shouldn't hide indoors just to have lighter skin (might not be healthy). ...Read more
I think the main way would be risk of sunburns and skin cancers in people with very pale skin.
Ability to absorb vitamin d from sun exposure is also affected by skin color. Darker skin makes it more difficult to generate enough vit d, especially in cold northern climates.
Vitamin d is very important for bone health among other things. ...Read more
Depends on why: Skin color changes can be from something as simple as a tan to post-inflammatory lightening/darkening to autoimmune conditions to systemic diseases. Before approaching possible treatments, it's important to figure out what is causing the change and where it is. Any skin color change should be protected from sun exposure which can make hyperpigmentation darker and make lighter areas stand out more. ...Read more
None: Don't waste Ur money as none are effective. ...Read more
Sunscreen: The best way to care for your skin is to use a mild soap for bathing, moisturize liberally after showering, and use a sunscreen spf 30 or higher daily. ...Read more
Patchy skin?: Irregular skin discoloration can be due to inflammation due to rashes, vascular changes, bacterial or fungal infections of skin, ^ or v in melanin production. Injury, heat, genetics, solar radiation, hormonal changes & exposure to heavy metal are potential causes. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003224.htm ...Read more
You can't: You can't change heredity and you will only have problems if you try. Why would any woman want to do that in the first place? ...Read more
Not permanently: If you're talking about lightening creams, their effects are temporary. ...Read more
LOSING A TAN:
TANS DO NOT STAY FOREVER!
You are great as are: I'm so sorry you feel so much pressure that you actually want to change your skin color. You are hanging out with the wrong people if they are making you feel you need to be a different race to be happy. You can't change your skin color - period. You can change how you feel about yourself and become comfortable with the skin you are in. Start with your doctor or school counselor as guides... ...Read more
See below: Products containing Azelaic acid or Kojic acid (both natural products) are effective skin lighteners. It's important to use sun protection cream with them if exposed to strong sunlight. Hydroquinone products are effective but there has been some concern over possible toxicity (carcinogenic when fed to mice orally). No evidence of it causing skin cancer in humans. May cause hypo-pigmentation. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Is there a way I can get my natural skin color back on that certain location and stop my skin from pealing?
Keep it moist: Put some skin cream on it! And keep it moist! ...Read more
My skin color is getting darker and it very concerning for me cause only my skin is getting dark in family?
I have 2 "marks" on my body they didn't show till I was 11. What are they? They are both quiet large and darker then my skin color
Cafe au lait: Spots are skin discolorations that can occur after birth and can still be referred to as "birth marks". Hard to tell for sure without a picture or an examination. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more