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Dark Face Fair Body
Stay out of sun: Typically, our skin darkens temporarily in response to sun exposure. If you spend a lot of time outdoors with shirt & pants on, it's possible for face to get darker than rest of body. The solution is to get out of the sun or to apply sun block to face. However, if non-sun exposed areas are also getting darker, we worry about addison's disease (but not other causes of adrenal insufficiency). ...Read more
I m getting darker and darker nowadays...what shall I do...my face colour is darker than my body.?
My body colour is white but my face is dark, what should I do to make my face colour same as my entire body?
Sunscreen: Use a sunscreen on your face. Beyond this, I hope you will not try to lighten your skin. These agents are likely to disfigure you in the long run. In the usa, judging a person by the skin color is considered the height of ignorance in all circles, and it's my hope that this will soon be universal in all nations. ...Read more
I have fair skin for all my body but for the last couple of years my face is getting dark. I m not too exposed to the sunlight. I m 50 years old. Kindly?
Darkening skin: Use a high SPF (at least 30) sunscreen every morning, and you probably need to re-apply it at mid-day too, if you live in a sunny climate (like India). This will help protect your skin from the aging rays of the sun. ...Read more
NO: NO-however, it would be a good idea to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
Time and Sunscreen: Three types of people: those who want to get more tanned, those who want to be less tanned, and those who are just right. If a person wants to be less tanned, he can stay out of the sun, and/or use sunscreen (and take some vitamin D because he won't be making much without sunshine). There are many good sunscreens including hypoallergenic ones containing titanium+zinc instead of chemical sunblock. ...Read more
How to whiten my skin? My face is too fair. But body skin is bit dark. What do I do? To make it fair
Medical Questions: Unfortunately having less 'fair' skin is not a disease, condition or of any concern to the physician. The goal in life is to learn to love ourselves well enough so that we can serve and help others. The wanting something different about your body is the real problem here. If you cannot learn to do this then perhaps some psychotherapy is warranted. ...Read more
Hi Omar, my face is dark where as my body is fair and shiny. Can you please let me know what could be the reason?
More sun exposure..: ..is usually the explanation for one's face being darker. Sun exposure increases the secretion of the skin pigment melanin. Dirt, pollution may also contribute. You should be using sun block every day on all sun exposed skin, but it may be difficult to get your face back to the shade of the rest of your body. Consult a Dermatolgoist for expertise: hydroquinone, alezaic acid, possible chemical peel ...Read more
My problem is that my face is darker than the rest of my body and I tried everything and nothing is working. Help me?
More sun exposure..: ..is usually the explanation for one's face being darker. Sun exposure increases the secretion of the skin pigment melanin. Other exposures may also contribute: dirt, pollution, etc. If you've tried everything, you obviously have started using sun block every day, but it may be difficult to get your face back to the shade of the rest of your body. Consult a Dermatolgoist for cosmetic expertise. ...Read more
My face color is much darker than my body's color. Sunscreen will protect further damage. But how can I get my own color back?
Multiple options: IPL does a really nice job of lightening sun damage with no down time. It does require regular (every 3 months or so) treatments to maintain results. Some chemical peels can lighten sun damage. Fractionated laser does a really nice job of lightening pigmentary issues, but does require some downtime and may not work if your skin is dark. Hydroquinone and lightening creams are other options. ...Read more
My body colour is dusky but my face is very dark compare to my body. I tkink may its bcos of exposure to sun. Now am avoiding sun light no improve.?
FACE DARK; BODY NOT: You are probably correct: the exposure to the sun will make your face darker, because it's exposed to the sun more than the rest of your body. It may take a long time until your face becomess lighter. So stay out of the sun or use a sun screen to protect your face from getting darker. Be patient. ...Read more
Visiting very sunny and hot country&my face&body got much darker. I'm naturally light skin. Will skin go normal? How can I get my skin back to its color
Don't try: From now on, use sunscreen on all exposed parts of your body. Beyond this, please do not try to alter your natural skin pigmentation. Products are available but in the long run, they will disfigure you. In the usa, it is the height of ignorance to judge another by their skin color, and I believe that this will soon become universal. ...Read more
Disease: I am not sure what the disease is? The color of your skin is not a disease. ...Read more
See your doc: Do not use any recomendation or cream, see dermatologist and he could guide you properly. ...Read more
See below: Without seeing your skin, you may want to use sunscreen and consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
I am 20 days away from marriage. My face color is dark brown unlike rest of my body. I need to make my face fair.
Don't try it: If you try to lighten your face, you'll disfigure yourself. What your wife wants is a good lover who knows how to use his entire body, a responsible man who'll provide and protect her and treat her decently. In the us, which sets the trend for the world, caring about anybody's natural skin color is considered the height of ignorance. If you're ready for marriage, be a man ; stop worrying. ...Read more
My body colour and face colour are different can I get rid this problem before one year its better but last two year my face colour being dark?
The skin on my body is light colored, but the skin on my face has become really dark. It is like 10 shades darker than my body. What can I do?
I have too many blemishes and my face complexion is darker than the rest of the body. I have tried almost everything but its not working! Thanks?
Blemishes: This is a complex problem and a very important one. Recommend you see a dermatologist to diagnosis problem and give you the proper treatment. ...Read more
My face have turned dark compared to body. I ve been using sunscreen SPF 25+ Daily. During night I apply 'Aloederm mix with Glycovira cream. Need help.
Sunscreen: Sunscreen of SPF 20 to 30 protects the skin from UV rays of the sun protecting you from sunburn and preventing tanning. However it is not going to prevent all tanning. Apart from this, other medical conditions such as endocrine disorders can cause hyperpigmentation of the skin. Please consult your local dermatologist for expert opinion. ...Read more
Hi, Am from india, My face is darker than my body. Can you please tell me what to do? . I use only Garnier men's facewash and talcum powder after wash.
Neat and clean with: A pleasant disposition is the way to go. That will bring more light to our world than a lighter face. Please don't measure your self-worth by skin color. One day your opinion may reverse and you may want to darken your face. I respect the fact that you are a young and health male and want to look attractive but who you are and what you do is the real attraction. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My son was born at 24 weeks. He's under phototherapy and his head is significantly darker than the rest of his body. Is that from the jaundice?
Can u suggest any cream for skin lightening, with less side effects? My face is darker than my body bcoz of constant exposure to sun.
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more
My underarms are darker than my body colour. I use to wax and proper cleaning but its not working. My face is fair but my hands n back are dull.
My 4 Mo old grandson has had the same looking bug on and around his hair and head. They almost look like a termite clear body outline dark long body??
Head lice: Good description. There are some over the counter treatments or you may want to have the doc confirm it and use some prescription meds. There are some varieties that have become resistant to the OTC products. ...Read more
My arms and face is darker than my body due to excessive expose of sun...It looks really weird. How do I get my natural complexion back?
Hi I'm dark skin and I would like my face to be a light brown complexion like the rest of my body I suffer from dark spots what bleach can I use?
Skin color: A dermatologist can help you keep your skin healthy. Please focus on being neat and clean and a nice person. That has far more appeal than skin color. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hello, I have brown skin. I recently went hiking and my face and neck are now "darker" than the rest of my body. I want my lighter tone back. Help plz?
Lighter: Avoid the sun and it will fade. In he future wear sunblock. ...Read more
My facial skin is getting dry and darker compared to the rest of my body, what product would you recommend for my face, I have been using vaselene blue seal pure petroleum jelly however my skin still drys out?
Dry skin: Some people find sesame used as a topical helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm from sri lanka & 18years old. My face is darker than the reat of the body from 3years I don't expose to the sun light I have tride many lightening creams I have seen manau dermatologist even when I use lightening creams my face is getting lightening b
Wrong question: In my country---USA--- we celebrate our variations. Some of us are taller, some have different hair, some have darker skin. Each person is a unique individual. We love our differences. Only robots are all alike. Celebrate who you are and strive to be the best person you can be. You will be judged by the content of your character, not by the color of your face. SMILE at people and they will smile a ...Read more
My face and body skin color is fair. But my all over genital portion and underarms is so dark in color. Why is it so? Is it normal?
Family practice: I wouldn't worry about the hair color. It sounds hereditary but the itch needs to be checked out. ...Read more
Hello I live in pakistan I play in the sun alot and my face and hands are now darker and rest of my body is white what should I do?
Normal response: This is normal, as the sun exposure stimulates pigment protection to protect itself against that damaging effects of the sun. If you'd like to diminish this response, you need to minimize sun exposure to those specific areas. This means utilizing sun screens best in the range of SPF 50, and longer sunprotecting clothing, like hats. Eventually the pigment will fade. ...Read more
I am struggling with uneven skin tone problem my face and neck alone looking dark when compared with my body. I never taken any treatments.
Sunscreen: Given the heat where you live and your skin type unless you wear sunscreen on your face everyday your face will be darker than the rest of your body since that is usually covered by clothes. ...Read more
A mole suddenly appeared on face above lip. It is darker than other moles on body. What would be suggested course of action? What could it be?
Probably biopsy.: Sudden appearance of new dark mole on face is concerning as I discount the phenomena of "sudden awareness." need to see primary doc or derm to consider biopsy. ...Read more
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