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I want to have an flawless, even skin tone. I got dark olive skin tone with pigmentation and discoloration.Help?

I want to have an flawless, even skin tone. I got dark olive skin tone with pigmentation and discoloration.Help?

May not be possible: Acne is a complex disease which cannot always be satisfactorily controlled. Meet with a dermatologist to develop a long term plan for disease management and a skin care routine. ...Read more

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Any safe creams to lighten my dark areas like the bottoms?Just an even skin tone

Any safe creams to lighten my dark areas like the bottoms?Just an even skin tone

See a Dermatologist : Skin lighteners contain an active ingredient or a combination of ingredients that reduces the amount of melanin in the skin where it is applied. The most widely used ingredient in skin lighteners sold in the U.S. Is hydroquinone. The fda regulates the use of hydroquinone the U.S. Otc cream can contain up to 2% hydroquinone. Dermatologists can write prescriptions for up to 4% creams. ...Read more

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Can people with darker skin tones get sunburns?

Can people with darker skin tones get sunburns?

Yes: Darker skinned individuals have greater protection to the Sun's Ultraviolet radiation. A darker skin type may be able to tolerate exposure longer without burning, however, given enough time or exposure they will get a sun burn. ...Read more

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Can exercise tone flab and loose skin in legs?

Can exercise tone flab and loose skin in legs?

Elastin fibers: Exercise is a great thing to do for heart, lungs, and overall health, even mood.Muscles are conditioned and tightened by exercise. Skin is not.Younger persons skin will shrink as one loses fat, older skin does not. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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How can uneven tone of skin be changed?

How can uneven tone of skin be changed?

Dyspigmentation: The first step is adequate sun protection. Darker skin tends to darken quicker with ultraviolet light exposure. Sunscreen minimizes the sun's effects. Topical lighteners (retinol, tretinoin, hydroquinone) must be used cautiously, as they may *cause* irregular pigmentation. Also, control of eczema or other dermatitis must occur, or pigmentation will not normalize. ...Read more

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I have uneven skin tone. Please suggest an unharmful product to lighten skin tone on the face. ?

I have uneven skin tone. Please suggest an unharmful product to lighten skin tone on the face. ?

Mainly sunscreens: Normal people have whatever skin colors nature gives them, which ranges from very light to very dark. That means normal people don't need to get a lighter color. If a person doesn't want to darken due to sun exposure, the best cream is a facial skin moisturizer with sunscreen inside it. Avoiding sunlight will keep skin lighter, but one will need to take extra vitamin D if avoiding sunlight. ...Read more

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Does sweat lead skin to being smooth or dry?

Does sweat lead skin to being smooth or dry?

Glisten: Most sweating skin glistens. When you wipe it off you should drink fluids to rehydrate so that you do not become dehydrated. It will not smoothe the skin. ...Read more

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Do old burn areas on your skin get skin cancer more easily?

Good q: Marjolins ulcers, or squamous cell ca can occur many years in an old burn scar, and is quite aggressive. ...Read more

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Do people dark skin have better skin protection?

Yes: The extra melanin is used as a natural sunscreen to protect the skin from uv damage. However, even dark skin can burn with excessive sun exposure and undergo the damaging effects of the sun which lead to premature aging. ...Read more

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Can dry skin cause flat skin moles to crack and look abnormal?

Can dry skin cause flat skin moles to crack and look abnormal?

Yes, but: Yes, but, use moisturizer. If mole still looks abnormal, see derm for exam. ...Read more

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Can skin lightening creams lighten the skin too much?

Ask Michael Jackson: Yes, they can. We use a 4% hydroquinone at my practice, but a 20% like benoquin (monobenzone) can bleach you forever. Over the counter products are typically ok. ...Read more

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Skin condition-hyper pigmentation- how do I get it back to the original skin tone. Does exfoliation work?

Skin condition-hyper pigmentation- how do I get it back to the original skin tone. Does exfoliation work?

Dark skin: There are many different reasons for skin to become hyperpigmented. Once your doctor is sure that the cause is not serious, there are several different options to lighten the area. Medications such as hydroquinone in combination with laser treatment is an effective treatment of hyperpigmented skin. ...Read more