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How Can I Lighten My Skin
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You cannot: There are no medications that would permanently change the skin color. If there is someone who says otherwise, don't listen. I think you should be happy with dark skin. There is a number of advantages with dark skin such as no sun burn, dyscoloration would not show up easily etc. Our president is dark skinned. ...Read more
LIGHTENING SKIN: Hydroquinone (4%) is a chemical that can lighten skin color. Most of the ones that work are prescription products and are quite expensive. You can try an over-the-counter one called ambi. This might help and it's not pricey like the others. But it's only 2% hydroquinone. ...Read more
Does the lightening of skin which is result of depiwhite is permanent? Or goes off when i stop the use of depiwhite ?Thanks a lot
It will: It will probably go back if you stop use. ...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?
Cosmetic dermatology: I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologists to determine what your treatment options are. ...Read more
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 can be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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