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Can Shea Butter Lighten Skin
Shea butter: There is no evidence to suggest that it does. There are several topical creams that do have evidence, hydroquinone being the best. Kojic acid and licorice have also shown some evidence that they can produce lightening on the skin.
No: Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in africa. It will not help with lightening.
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If you want to...: ...Lighten your skin tone cosmetically, a variety of otc skin lighteners are available. (avoid the foreign-made ones containing mercury, which are dangerous.) if you have vitiligo and you want to permanently bleach the skin that is not affected, benoquin (monobenzone) can be prescribed by a dermatologist.
Self tanner, time: Try using a self-tanner on the pale areas of skin to reduce the color difference. Prevent worsening by protecting all areas of your skin from the sun using protective clothing, seeking shade, and using broad spectrum sunblock on exposed skin. Bleaching creams are more hazardous than these solutions, and not recommended.
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Skin lightening: Pharmaceutical grade skin lighteners may be more effective. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified physician who can make recommendations to you.See 1 more doctor answer
Topical: What does the bottle/product say? Common side effects are mild burning, stinging, occasionally there may be a reaction.
Depends: There are many products available with different ingredients but it is also important to have the needed absorbable amount in the product. Often the active ingredients listed are not in high enough concentrations to actually work. Your medsopa doctor will be able to recommend the best product for you.
Has any of the doctors had any success in skin lightening for Indian skin? I am happy to travel any where within the US. Thanks.
Skin lightening: 46M from SJ CA asks about success in lightening for Indian Skin. ANS: I am not aware of any successful approved way 2 lighten ones skin other than staying out of sun & using sun screen. Best way I know of is 2 choose different grandparents ;-). And always specify if Indian from India and what part or if Native American and what tribe as disease and treatments can vary markedly by ethnic origin.
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