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How Can I L Ighten The Color Of My Sk In Is There Any Cream I Can Use
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
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
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?
Temporarily: Unfortunately, only temporarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there any remedies like a cream I can buy at the pharmacy for fast results for lightening skin?
What's the best cream that give lightening to my face skin.Could you advise me of more than one cream ..?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None of them: Just don't do it. In the US, where the world's trends are set, trying to change your natural color is considered the height of ignorance. Looking good is about physical fitness and self care, not skin shade. These chemicals can disfigure you -- Muchael Jackson had only a mild case and he looked awful. Embrace what nature gave you, get / stay fit and trim, and be proud of yourself. ...Read more
Does skin lightening cream help fade stretch marks. If so what risks if online. I'm scared of using one that's dangerous?
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