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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. ?

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.
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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

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How do I lighten dark skin?

How do I lighten dark skin?

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

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How do I lighten the dark skin on my inner thighs due to chafing?

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

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Please tell me what skin lightening cream is better for a dark skin person?

Please tell me what skin lightening cream is better for a dark skin person?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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Do people dark skin have better skin protection?

Yes: The extra melanin is used as a natural sunscreen to protect the skin from uv damage. However, even dark skin can burn with excessive sun exposure and undergo the damaging effects of the sun which lead to premature aging. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the appearance of dr, dark skin?

What can I do to reduce the appearance of dr, dark skin?

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

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What could cause dark skin on areas unexposed to the sun?

See your doctor: Any area of darkening skin should be looked at by your doctor just to make sure its not skin cancer. ...Read more

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I see a patch of dark skin. Could this be something serious?

Dark skin: There's no way to tell you what's going on with the patch of dark skin which could be anything. There are many many other types of spots so you need to see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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I am a dark skin guy, not so dark , and my rectal area is a little pink, is that normal?

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

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How do I correct my dark skin vitiligo?

How do I correct my dark skin vitiligo?

Difficult: Vitiligo is one of the hardest skin problems to treat; there is no definitive cure. But a dermatologist can run tests to determine if there is an underlying cause which is treatable. There are also some topical creams and local injections which are effective in some cases. ...Read more

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How can I lighten my dark skin complexion?

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

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How to change my dark skin complexion to fair?

How to change my dark skin complexion to fair?

You can: "lighten" your skin with certain cosmetic treatments but you cannot (at least at present!!)change your GENETIC skin complexion! Hope this is helpful BE WELL and LIKE YOUSELF!!! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I get lighten dark skin on the back of my thighs?

How can I get lighten dark skin on the back of my thighs?

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

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What kind of body cream can I use to brigten my dark skin?

Relax, enjoy who you: Black is beautiful. No amount of drinking water will make the slightest difference in the amount of melanin pigment in your skin. Spend your time ; money on something useful or fun. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to salex to treat rough and dark skin?

What are some alternatives to salex to treat rough and dark skin?

There are a few : Cutemol (over the counter), amlactin (over the counter), topical urea (prescription). ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can make Change dark skin into light skin ?

Is there a surgery that can make Change dark skin into light skin ?

CHANGING SKIN COLOR: SORRY. THERE IS NO SURGICAL PROCEDURE TO CHANGE DARK SKIN INTO LIGHT SKIN. NOT YET, ANYWAY . . . ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that can make Change dark skin into light skin ?

No: I think it would be more important to ask yourself why you would want to do such a thing. ...Read more