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Inside of elbows and back of neck are darker than rest of body. Wut can I use to lighten them? Preferably over-the-counter
Dark areas of skin: May be an endocrine problem. Please see a physician and exclude this possibility first. Your physician can refer you to a dermatologist, if appropriate. Acanthosis nigricans on the neck as a dark velvety rash often is associated with metabolic syndrome or glucose intolerance and even diabetes. Be safe and healthy first, then handsome. ...Read more
I have bunions on both feet but mostly right. Is there a way go get rid of it or make it look less noticeable. & My feet are darker than rest of body?
Face is darker than rest of body and not coz of sun. I don't go out in sun, I thnk it has to do with blood circulation coz also hands and feet turn red?
Small vessel: Rosacea is a condition that may cause a circulation appearance of the face. Raynaud's phenomena is a small vessel disease of the hands and feet. There are also Connective Tissue diseases such as Lupus, that may have facial, as well as extremity involvement. If the face discoloration follows across the bridge of the nose, then a "Butterfly Rash" of Lupus (SLE) should be a concern. ...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
My skin exposed to sun is very dark than rest of my body, is it bcz of deficiency of something, any good way to get rid of this tanning.
Blame your ancestors: Unless you are taking certain meds, your skin darkens in the sun. Most people enjoy this. Don't become a recluse: get out & live in the world. You can try using a sunscreen-----spf 15 or higher------every morning. ...Read more
Hi docs, my skin on face & hands is considerably darker then the rest of body (as they are exposed to sun). how do I get even tone & my natural shade?
By protecting: Against further darkening. Use a high SPF sunscreen consistently. ...Read more
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I have uneven skin tone. My skin tone is medium. My face, belly, legs, armpits and knees are darker than the rest of body. How can I have an even skin?
Go see a dermatologi: I would recommend seeing a dermatologist to diagnose your condition. ...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 inner thighs are very dark. Otherwise, I'm fair. What can I do to make my inner thighs fair like the rest of my body. Please help.
This is weird: Have it checked by your doc. This may be a sign of a systemic disease. No need to wait. ...Read more
My lower back and ass region is very very dark compared to the rest of my body, how can I solve this?
Anatomy: That is normal. That is not a disease or condition to treat. ...Read more
My buttock is very dark in color. Is there a way to improve the color and match it to the rest of my body?
General: Hygiene. Any other methods will waste ur money. ...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
Hello. I just want to know how I can lighten the color of my genitalia since it is darker than the rest of my body.?
Would be unnatural: The genitalia are normally darker than the skin on the rest of the body, unless one has a dark tan on other parts of the body. It would look unnatural and strange if one's genitalia were the exact same color as, or lighter than, the rest of the body. ...Read more
My elbow is darker than the rest of my body and it doesn't feel as soft as the rest of My body. Any advice??? Thank you
Elbow: Your elbow is primarily bone, and it is supposed to be one of the hardest areas of your body. ...Read more
My neck is darker than the rest of my body and its quite embarrassing for me, can u please help/give me a remedy for this?
Any cause for this?: Before discussing a remedy, perhaps there is a remedy specific for a specific cause. For instance, nickel containing necklaces frequently cause a dermatitis and this cause darkening of skin. Do you wear a metal necklace? Sun exposure can cause darker skin of neck, particularly if on tetracycline related drugs. If there is no "cause" you should try a hydroquinone bleaching cream. ...Read more
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
Here are some. ..: The color of those areas starts to change while reaching puberty and reach its height after reaching adulthood. For females, its color even becomes darker through the course of pregnancy. So, all in all, it is because these areas are rich in estrogen and testosterone receptors leading to color alteration under hormonal effects. Oh! Not just there, breasts and their areola as well. ...Read more
Yes.: The hormonal effects on the genital tissues affect their color as well; darker labia majora are normal. ...Read more
Why is the color of my waist and hips very dark while the rest of my body is much fairer? Hips n waist is always covered.
May be congenital: The distribution of melanin (dark skin pigment) doesn't always happen to be symmetrical. Some are born with darker skin certain skin areas for unclear reasons or due to genetic inheritance. If you feel there's something unusual like itch, pain, scaley changes, etc, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
It is normal: It is a normal finding.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are possible causes for a very dark neck and a very dark bum compared to rest of the body? Thanks.
I'm 16 yrs 7 mths old, South-Asian, not overweight, never had sex. My aerolas are 10cm in diameter & so much darker than the rest of my body! HELP!
Hi Dr My baby boy is 2 years old and his legs in particular is much darker than the rest of his body. Is this normal?
Exposure?: May be that his legs are more exposed to sun than other parts, check with you doctor for more information, sounds unusual without some reasonable explanation ...Read more
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