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How Do I Lighten Dark 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
Peel,laser, rx cream: Prescriptin creams with a blend of tretinoin , hydroquinone and steroid can lighten dark areas, and for facial darkness medium chemical peel works well. Laser either fractionated or q switched nd yag or alex can lighten dark areas.See dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more
Skin lightening: There are the otc products like meladerm cream, dermology skin brightener and skin bright skin brightener that work welll. There is also kojic acid, ambi fade cream, palmers fade cream, and others. Your dermatologist can write for a stronger bleaching cream called hydroquinone. ...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
I'm 31 and have dark skin where my beard grows from years of shaving. Is there any way of lightening my skin? I hear something about lemons helping.
Dark Skin Treatment: There are a number of topical agents that can help with hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin). Glycolic acid, tretinoin, hydroquinone, low strenght steroids, vitamin c, and Azelaic Acid are all commonly used. Chemical peeling agents are also used-- often with salicylic acid, glycolci acid or jessner's solution. I have never used lemons, but they do contain alpha-hydroxy acids- so who knows! ...Read more
Gluthatione as a skin lightening agent --- how effective is it. Taking to lighten my dark skin to make vitiligo patches blend better. Noticably light?
It's safe and worth : A try but no guarantees . Best wishes! http://m.Huffpost.Com/us/entry/530494 http://www.Glutathioneskinwhitening.Com/. ...Read more
Is it safe to use Maderma scar lightening gel to lighten the dark skin around the anus? I have so much left over and don't have any scars to put it on
Probably: It may be ok but not sure what your goal is. This will get dark again. There are places that would do that blanching and probably last longer. Is this something that just happened or all your life. Let me know. Thanks ...Read more
Options exist : Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your personal options. This may include surgery, lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or even prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more
Yes: You are referring to the part of the rectum called the mucosa, which is pink in all people regardless of skin color, just as the inside of the cheeks are pink. ...Read more
Skin color: 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
Bleaching agents: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and newer bleaching agents such as elure can help lighten hyperpigmented or darker areas. Combining a bleaching agent with an exfoliant such as glycolic acid or tretinoin can help to enhance the effects of the bleaching agent by allowing for deeper penetration into the skin. Important to avoid sun damage or exposure. ...Read more
There are a few : Cutemol (over the counter), amlactin (over the counter), topical urea (prescription). ...Read more
No: I think it would be more important to ask yourself why you would want to do such a thing. ...Read more
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