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Doctor insights on: Bronze Colored Skin

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What's the reason for bronze skin?

What's the reason for bronze skin?

Varied: Bronze skin can be caused by a more rare disease affecting the liver (hemochromatosis) and possibly also by disorders of the adrenal glands. Best to get checked by physician so that appropriate workup can be done to find cause. ...Read more

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Do people with natural bronze skin still have to use sun screen?

Do people with natural bronze skin still have to use sun screen?

Yes: Sunscreen is recommended for people of all skin types as skin cancer is seen in every group. Melanin is the pigment which is responsible for the brown color. In african american skin, melanin provides a sun protection factor (spf) approximately equivalent to 13.4, compared to 3.4 in white skin. That said skin cancer still represents 1-2% of african americans and asians. ...Read more

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How can an extremely white person with some red skin get a tanned skin bronze ?

How can an extremely white person with some red skin get a tanned skin bronze ?

Spray: The safest (and fastest) way for someone with very light skin to get a nice color is by spray tanning. If you are determined to tan in a bed (or in the sun) you should do it slowly and gradually to avoid burning. You should also use sunscreen or a cover on your face to help prevent premature aging. ...Read more

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Are people with bronze skin more or less likely to get skin cancer?

Are people with bronze skin more or less likely to get skin cancer?

Usually Less Risk: People with bronze skin at baseline (before sun exposure) are usually less likely to get skin cancer. Risk factors for skin cancer are multiple including genetic predisposition, blond or red hair, blue or hazel eyes, fair skin, & people who burn easily and tan minimally with sun exposure. This is not to say that people with darker skin do not get skin cancer. Seek eval if concerned about a lesion. ...Read more

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How to get fair skin?

How to get fair skin?

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. ...Read more

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How to get fair skin.

How to get fair skin.

High SPF sunscreen: Stay out of the sun. Use high spf sunscreen. Use sunglasses and wear a hat. ...Read more

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Why does my skin hurt?

Dermodynia : Multifaceted answer --- pain can be from inflammation from trauma , infection , neurologic disorders or tumors to name a few causes. ...Read more

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How save skin from sun?

How save skin from sun?

Skin Safe in Sun: To protect your skin during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen (i recommend min spf 30) and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www.Melanomaresource.Org/index.Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read more

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