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Can you tell me how I could naturally fade and lighten sunburnt areas on my skin?

Can you tell me how I could naturally fade and lighten sunburnt areas on my skin?

Lighten sunburn: Is this a recent burn? If so let the area heal and with time there should be fading. There are products that can lighten skin. You should use sunblock and stay out of the sun, too, ...Read more

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How can I lighten my skin and be pale?

How can I lighten my skin and be pale?

Protect skin: For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more

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How i can make my skin fairer?

Fairer skin?: Lighter skin? Clearer skin? Sunscreen always helps and a visit to your dermatologist would be in order. ...Read more

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How can I help my discoloration on my skin?

How can I help my discoloration on my skin?

Depends upon cause: Address what's causing the disocoloration first. If its acne, address that. Short term use of hydroquinone (prescription) may help even skin color, but many times simply taking better care of the skin (addressing the disease process causing the discoloration, hydrating the skin as well) takes care of this. ...Read more

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How can I lighten my skin without bleaching cream?

How can I lighten my skin without bleaching cream?

Probably not: Question-why do you need to lighten your skin? Have you had major changes in your skin color or texture? If so, you may have underlying medical problems and should see a doctor. Some medical conditions show up in the skin, like an adrenal problem. Medications, like chemotherapy can cause skin color changes. If you want skin lightening for cosmetic reasons only, self-image may be a bigger problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lighten skin and remove red blotches?

Can you tell me how i can lighten skin and remove red blotches?

Photo rejuvenation: Using light energy, many red blotches can be reduced or eliminated. It take a series of treatments but is very successful and has minimal down time. If you have a natural darker skin type, you may need to pre-treat your skin with a bleaching cream in advance. ...Read more

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How can I make my skin lighter naturally?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is the only way you can get the answer you really want. ...Read more

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How can I make my skin lighter naturally?

How can I make my skin lighter naturally?

Avoid sunlight : avoiding direct sunlight and tan bed are the best way. Don't use bleaching medications. Anyway, you should be happy with whatever skin tone you have. ...Read more

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How can I lighten my skin tone at home?

How can I lighten my skin tone at home?

Skin lightening: Don't try it at home. You may overshoot the mark and be sorry at the result. See a dermatologist for help ...Read more

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How do I get my skin lightener?

Less tan: For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more

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How can I smooth my acne skin?

How can I smooth my acne skin?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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How can i remove my pimple marks?? And how can i stop to prevent pimples???

How can i remove my pimple marks?? And how can i stop to prevent pimples???

Managing acne: This is a long-term task as there is no cure until acne remits on its own. If you have scars, you'll need prescription strength treatment as well as a topical agent like benzoyl peroxide. You cannot remove your scars, but a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help with them. I'm sorry you got the scars because all acne can and should be managed early. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can i whiten my underarms?

How can i whiten my underarms?

It may be simple: hyperpigmentation, a relatively benign concentration of the skin pigment melanin. Acanthosis nigracans is hyperpigmentation, often in body folds such as armpit/axilla, possibly inherited and associated with glandular conditions including obesity, diabetes, thyroid disease. Consider seeing a Dermatologist for diagnosis. Prescription strength hydroquinone is available. Carefully review OTC products ...Read more

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How can I lighten skin back to old skin tone?

Facial plastic: See a facial plastic surgeon. At your age, you likely have significant sun damage. He/she can prescribe Retin-A or other topical agents. Also discuss chemical or laser peeling methods. ...Read more

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How can my skin colour get lighter?

Disease?: Wanting our skin to be different than nature intended is a disease. Not having light skin is not a disease. Perhaps you should consider therapy for this obsession with light skin. ...Read more

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How can I lighten skin and remove red blotches?

How can I lighten skin and remove red blotches?

Unwanted red, brown: Hello Doc, A treatment options is IPL, intense light energy. Usually, you would need 5-8 treatments depending on how severe your problem is and your expectations. A topical bleaching cream may be a part of your treatment protocol. You can see a Board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area. ...Read more

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How can I hydrate my skin?

How can I hydrate my skin?

Body hydration: Make sure you stay adequately hydrated by following the general rule of thumb: "drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water daily". Adjust your fluid intake during exercise and during activities that increase perspiration. Skin protection with proper SPF CONTAINING lotions during outside activity is beneficial. Using a good quality lotion when skin feels dry (Eg., Eucerin™) is helpful. Avoid hot shower ...Read more

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How can I reduce melanin in my skin?

How can I reduce melanin in my skin?

Melanin reduction: Civant skin care has been in business for several years and their product meladerm is the most widely known skin lightener on the market. The formula has the strongest available concentrations of ingredients for over-the-counter use and is recommended by professionals worldwide. ...Read more