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How Long Does Lemon Skin Lighten Take
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
What is the best facial toner for lightening and healing skin? Does it contain aloe? Lemon? I would also like this toner to reduce appearance of pores
Skin lightners: It will take forever for lemon juice to lighten your skin. See a board certified physician for better options. ...Read more
I heard that lemon juice helps to lighten skin and also your lips and hair. How long will it take to see results?
No results: Lemon juice topically applied will not provide expected results. Try taking lemon juice internally for better nutritional benefits ...Read more
Takin vitamin C 500mg evryday for skin lightening.hw long should I take it fr results and if there's any side effects on takin everyday or longtime?
Stop doing this: The vitamin C probably won't work. Very big doses can wreck your kidneys. Here in the United States, where world trends are set, trying to change your natural skin color or caring about someone else's is considered the height of ignorance. Topical skin lighteners can seriously disfigure you. Use sunscreen as you should, and embrace whatever Nature gave you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have used lemons to clear some dark zones but mu skin has made a reaction that stays a long time esp in bikini area a itch,flake ,redness than dark ?
Phytophotodermatitis: If your skin was exposed to sun with lemon juice on it you might have a condition called phytophotodermatitis. It is inflammation caused by a chemical reaction when substances in citrus is exposed to sun. It can blister, get red and then become dark. To calm it down in the beginning you can use steroid cream (see your doctor) and to clear up to dark spots you can use hydroquinone (also see your dr ...Read more
In general: Vitamin C supplementation is safe, but it won't likely do much in regards to skin lightening. You should avoid doses of more than 2000 mg/day unless your doctor instructs such. Also, be aware if you are at risk for kidney stones or have had them in the past, I would review vitamin C use with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Save your money. There is no benefit from these pills. All the hype is just a scam to get you to buy in a pill what you get best from food. ...Read more
Hi, i have been using hydroquinone . i wantto take a break. please advise me with some other skin lightening agent?
I suggest nothing: In the dominent culture of the United States, which is what most of the world usually follows, pressuring someone to change their natural skin color is considered to be the height of backwardness and ignorance. That stuff is likely to disfigure you, and to what purpose? Anyone worth knowing / loving doesn't care at all about your skin tone, and workplace discrimination is utterly illegal. ...Read more
I was wondering if it's true that lemon lightens your skin? If so, is it wise to put it on the sensative areas of your skin?
No: Lemon and limes can cause an irritant reaction, especially with sun exposure. Lemon does not lighten you skin. Sun protection with sunscreens will reduce pigment production. Thus far, all "bleaching" agents on the market simply reduce pigment production so your skin can metabolize the existing pigment, which takes time. ...Read more
Doctors what do you think about applying lemons directly on the face once a week is it good and healthy and remove dead skin like mosr people say ?
Squeeze lemon on fis: Lemon is a good food. There is no benefit, but no harm, in application to the face. ...Read more
No: There are no over-the-counter ways to lighten skin color. ...Read more
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