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How To Get A Whiter Skins
If you mean...: ...That your skin tone is darker than you would like, various lightening creams are available over the counter -- but they don't work very well. Your dermatologist can prescribe a stronger cream containing hydroquinone. If that doesn't work, there are various chemical peels and microdermabrasion procedures that your dermatologist can recommend. ...Read more
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
Artificial tanning: I agree with dr. Fisher that artificial tanning is the way to go if you have what we call "type i skin" and cannot tan naturally. But i would remind you that artificial tanning does not provide any burn protection - so you need to remember to apply a good broad-spectrum (spf ~50) sunscreen lotion every single morning, whether you plan on being in the sun or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less tan: 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 area of the body. ...Read more
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened. ...Read more
Good skin care: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergenic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more
Moisturizing creams: Rather than medications, you can keep your skin naturally soft by applying emollients after washing. Dab dry your skin leaving some moisture on your skin before applying moisturizing creams, lotions or ointments. Although very greasy, and sometimes irritating, few things are as effective and inexpensive as plain old petrolatum jelly. ...Read more
You could go to: The drug store an ask them about underarm bleach. After they stop laughing realize that you have much more important things in your life to worry about that whether your underarms are color coordinated or not. I don't think better homes & gardens is planning on doing a photo spread on your underarms in the near future, so stop worrying. ...Read more
Don't do it: Beyond using sunscreen if you dislike tanning, i'd urge you not to try to alter the way your genes have made you look. The only thing like to work is the quinone bleaches, and these will disfigure you. In the usa, it's considered the height of ignorance to prefer a light to a dark skin, and i'm confident the rest of the world will follow our lead here. Keep fit to look great. ...Read more
How do I get rid of natural freckles? Also is it good for your skin to use things like lemon juice to get rid of them.
Sun precautions: Freckles are a localized increase in pigment in your melanocytes and cannot be permanently removed. Decreasing sun exposure and sun protectice clothing and sunblocks topically are best. They can be lightened by a number of topicals including azealic acid, retinoids, kojic acid and colloidal oatmeal. These topicals are mild and slow acting. ...Read more
Don't try it, Norma: Please don't try to change the color of your skin. Sunscreen can prevent darkening from tanning. But any chemicals that you try to use will disfigure you -- it simply will not look right or natural. In the US, which sets world trends, judging by skin color is the hallmark of the worst ignorance. Embrace whatever Nature gave you, and remember that good looks are 95% fitness, which you control. ...Read more
Depends: Teeth bleaching in a dental office is your best shot at whitening your teeth. Most bleaching solutions are a type of hydrogen peroxide in gel form. The main difference between over the counter bleaching and in office is concentration . If your teeth are extrinsicly stained, good brushing habits and avoiding coffee sodas and othe acidic drinks will help keep them stay whiter. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Volleyball team: Part is the size and shape of your gluteal muscles is genetic; and the other part is exercise with strengthening, running, jumping, toning, and building muscle the old fashioned way. If you are blessed with great genes from your folks, and work work work at staying involved in sports for years; you may get a rear end worthy of a photo shoot! ...Read more
See a dentist: If it is a single tooth then you may have more treatment needs than you think. It may need a root canal and crown. If it is multiple teeth then simple whitening procedures can be done in office or take home. I recommend you see your dentist for treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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