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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Skin Whitening

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The skin whitening treatment used by some Hollywood/Bollywood celebrities - is it available for us normal folks? What exactly? Thanks

The skin whitening treatment used by some Hollywood/Bollywood celebrities - is it available for us normal folks? What exactly? Thanks

Stay away: You stay away from these chemicals. They will destroy the normal makeup of the skin and cause you problems Makeup can do wonders if you are worriedcaboutvsomething. And then you can wash this off. Though still drying and damaging to the skin it will not alter or destroy the cell type ...Read more

Dr. Catherine Carroll
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Skin Lightening (Definition)

This term is often used to reduce hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin. Topical creams can be used such as prescription strength hydroquinone and tretinoin. See your ...Read more


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Skin whitening secrets?

Skin whitening secrets?

All natural: Some believe that an ingredient called "hydroquinone" is the only thing that really works well, but other feel that there is a side effect risk that could make it unsafe. There are natural products available to fade dark skin, with no risk. I offer one called "brighten" at balshimd.Com. ...Read more

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How does skin whitening work?

How does skin whitening work?

Melanin: Melanin is the pigment which gives skin its color. Melanin produced in discreet areas results in darker spots in those areas. Skin lightening agents, such as hydroquinone, work to block production of melanin so that the skin gradually loses its pigment and lightens over a period of time while hydroquinone is used. ...Read more

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Safe and natural skin whitening procedure?

Safe and natural skin whitening procedure?

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

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Can you recommend any skin whitening products?

Can you recommend any skin whitening products?

No: Please don't try to change the natural color of your skin. Even if you live among people who are so ignorant that they judge others by skin color, you won't be happy with the result and you risk disfiguring yourself. Here in the US, which sets world trends, each person cherishes the particular skin tone that nature gave them. Work on other aspects of looking good (fitness, conditioning). ...Read more

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What is the best medication for skin whitening?

What is the best medication for skin whitening?

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

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Safe and natural skin whitening procedure detail?

None: Altering your skin's pigment is a major decision. I would seek the best derm care , in making this decision. You can not change your skin, if a mistake occurs. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest skin whitening ingredient ?

Skin Lightening: The most effective and safest skin lightening cream is hydroquinone 4%. Higher doses may be carcinogenic. Obagi and kinerase have good versions of it. They can be purchased at a doctor's office. ...Read more

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What is the effect of skin whitening products on the skin? Should it be encouraged or discouraged?

What is the effect of skin whitening products on the skin? Should it be encouraged or discouraged?

Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more