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How Can I Change My Skin Color Which Creams Lighten Best
My face and neck is so darker than my body. I am using skin lightening cream. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer. No use. Please help.?
Sunscreen: If the darker areas are on the face and neck, sun is the most likely cause. You need an excellent sunscreen with SPF of about 50. I suggest looking for zinc or titanium oxide in the ingredients for the best results. If you avoid the sun and wear sunscreen every single day, your skin should gradually even out. ...Read more
Skin bleaching: Your skin color is determined by your genetic family background, and by how much sun you are exposed to. Some people have naturally dark skin, while others have lighter skin, and this fact is based alot on what part of the world your ancestors came from. If you want lighter skin, you must not get any sun at all, and you can buy bleaching creams to try to make the skijn lighter. ...Read more
Am an african girl. Would like to have an even skin tone. Are skin lightening creams safe which do not hav mercury or hydroquinine. An suggestions?
Fade creams: Everybody has a different definition for "even toned skin". If you are referring to the pictures of people you see in glamour magazines, then you will need a computer program called photoshop. In the real world, we all have varied tones. Mercury is not an ingredient we use. We use hydroquinone all the time to help lighten darker skin. ...Read more
I have used tretin 0.05% for my mild acne. To improve my skin tone, kojic skin lightening cream is used. But I have experienced mild bumps on my face.
In my experience: A product like the kojic acid lightening cream would be more likely to be impacting or causing the facial bumps than the Retin-A/retinoid product. It does cause skin irritation in certain individuals. I would stop the lightening cream and see what happens. It might take 2-4 weeks to see any affect. If bumps persist, see your prescribing Dermatologist. Good wishes:) ...Read more
What's the best cream that give lightening to my face skin. Could you advise me of more than one cream.?
See your doctor: Your doctor can write a prescription for this or have it compounded. If you still have an underlying inflammation your doctor needs to treat the cause and help you prevent this. Your skin may hyperpigment from any inflammation or injury and you may want to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I m little black. I have a combination skin. Can u suggest me a best lightening cream, cleanser, toner and moisturizer which is available in tamilnadu.?
Pangea organics: Are certified organic, gluten free and botanical based (not dangerous chemicals) skincare products. I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin. They clear up your skin without being harsh or drying it out. It gives you travel sized version of the face cleanser, toner, scrub, masque and cream for only $34 and free shipping only at http://pangeaorganics. Com/parties/1167. ...Read more
Skin lightening: Asian skin can be lightened similar to caucasian skin.. See your dermatologist for further details. ...Read more
Not appropriate: This is a cosmetic issue, not a medical issue. I suggest you speak with someone in cosmetics. ...Read more
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is a common substance used in over-the-counter and prescription medications. It will cause fading of skin color. However, the skin will often darken back if you do not use sunscreen so protect yourself. If your skin is darkening due to some underlying problem then you should have a dermatologist evaluate you. ...Read more
Are there any remedies like a cream I can buy at the pharmacy for fast results for lightening skin?
Answer: You need a prescription for such medication. ...Read more
I am 28 year old guy. My skin color is black and if I avoid sunlight my skin color will be fair. So I need a cream to become fair?
Not a Disease: The desire to have a body or skin than god gave you is a disease. Having the skin color you have is not a disease. ...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
Medical question?: I suspect that this is more a social-political question given that you are from India rather than a medical question. Any medication used for that purpose can have its adverse consequences. ...Read more
I am black and in the summer my skin gets darker than I would like so is there some lightening cream or something that can lighten my skin?
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
Fade Creams: Otc and rx skin lightening creams or fade creams may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, arbutin, licorice extract, and glycolic acid. Which work by interfering with melanin (pigment) production, speeding skin cell turnover, or interfering with melanin transfer. They are most beneficial in conjunction with office-based txs. ...Read more
Temporarily: Unfortunately, only temporarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sunscreen and Niacin: In order to lighten the skin effectively, it is important to use a broad spectrum sunscreen every day. Applying a topical cream with niacinamide (nia 24) will reduce the appearance of brown spots. ...Read more
Chemical peel: You generally will fade more hyper-pigmentation with an appropriately chosen chemical peel than microdermabrasion. The outcome will depend on the right or best chemical peeling agent for you and the experience of the person doing the peel. I never had much luck fading hyper-pigmentation in patients with courses of microdermabrasion. ...Read more
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 skin color is dark.. ..there is no any other prblm...plz recommend me some or skin lightening procedure...&also some natural way?
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