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Dudu Osun Lighten Skin
We place such an: Emphasis on skin tone and i respect that it is an issue for you. The best home remedy is to stay neat and clean and happy w/your health. The best thing about you is what is inside, your values. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?
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
What can help lighten my hyperpigmentation scars more? I've used neostrata hq lightening cream, melad dark spot, and tri luma.There are pictures enclosed
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Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?
Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Instead of narrowing it down, I could add other possibilities but that would be fruitless. If you are interested in an actual answer you will need to see a physician (primary care or dermatologist). Take care. ...Read more
I'm tunisian my skin colour is light brown. My skin tone is uneven from sun which was months ago & blemishes. What lotion helps uneven skin tone?
Cosmelan: Cosmelan® depigmentation treatment action mechanism is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, a basic enzyme in the melanin formation process. Several of the substances present in the cosmelan® formula act by blocking this enzyme, or even by inverting the metabolic process of the transformation chain. ...Read more
Qualified yes: Differin (adapalene) can make you more sensitive to the sun. So if differin (adapalene) is increasing sensitivity to sunlight or causing irritation it is possible that the skin color can darken. Use sunscreen/avoid the sun. Darkening is more prominent in darker baseline skin colors. ...Read more
Temporarily: Unfortunately, only temporarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Skin creams do not cause wrinklesGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes!: Aesthetic peels, complemented with good skin care products and sun block, can soften discolorations and lighten the skin. Stronger peels, such as phenol peels, will do more to lighten the skin but would not be appropriate for a younger individual. Lasers and bleaching creams can also improve darker coloring. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Doctor: Your problem may best be answered by a dermatologist, skin specialist. ...Read more
Do the probable bad effects of sun protection creams remain permanently on skin? please introduce some brands of sun protection creams for blonde skin
No sun cream worse: If you cannot avoid sun between 10:00 am and 4:00pm, always use sun protection. They do not cause problems to your skin. For fair skin like you, use higher protection factors like 50. If you have oily skin look for brands that have a less oily base. If you have sensitive skin, uses brands used for children, they usually are very gentle. In the US, neutrogena is a good brand . ...Read more
My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a chronic skin condition that affects the hair follicles on the upper outer arms and outer thighs. It is a form of acne/folliculitis. It makes the skin appear very bumpy, rough, and discolored. There is no cure but it can be improved by using exfoliants and scrubs containing lactic acid, urea, glycolic acid. Also using a loofah regularly helps. ...Read more
It's: worth a "try" but an exact answer is not possible. (It depends upon the extent and depth of your scars Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Bad idea: Please try to be happy with your natural skin color -- the era of judging folks by this is thankfully ending -- and avoid sunlight / use sunblock to avoid further darkening. Long-term use of skin lighteners is likely to lead to your becoming seriously and permanently disfigured, and few people like seeing someone do this. ...Read more
Ten Ideas: Ten Ideas: http://www.top10homeremedies.com/how-to/lighten-skin-naturally.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
1-2 TIMES DAILY: Use it 1-2 times daily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Topical: What does the bottle/product say? Common side effects are mild burning, stinging, occasionally there may be a reaction. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Foreign-made only.: Mercury is tightly controlled and virtually absent from cosmetics made in the U.S., but some lightening creams made in other countries do have it. It's illegal to sell mercury-containing products in the states, but people buy them online from foreign retailers, or bring them into the country in their luggage. Never use creams of any kind containing mercury; it's very dangerous. ...Read more
Hydroxyurea: There are numerous creams used for malasma (dark spots) that incorporate hydroxyurea. Also tretinoin, kojic and Azelaic Acid in various mixtures good for skin bleeching. Also chemical peel may be used in the treatment. If you are talking about the entire body, you will need to see a dermatologist to discuss the therapy. ...Read more