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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
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
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
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
How can I get whiter skin, any treatments, pills or creams, that aren't harmful. I have light brown skin ?
Can use sunscreen: Normal people have whatever skin colors nature gives them, which ranges from very light to very dark. That means normal people DON'T need to get a whiter (lighter) color. If a person doesn't want to darken due to sun exposure, the best cream is a skin moisturizer with sunscreen inside it. Avoiding sunlight will keep skin lighter, but one will need to take extra vitamin D if avoiding sunlight. ...Read more
If you're saying...: ...That you don't have white skin, blonde hair or blue eyes, and neither does your partner, it happens all the time. If you are a "carrier" for those traits (i.e. You have a recessive gene for them), and your partner is too, each baby has a one in four chance of getting one or more of them. Your genes are full of surprises! ...Read more
May be mechanical: Many times this finding is secondary to mechanical irritation caused by adjacent toes rubbing together. Most commonly the 4th and 5th toes. As the toes contract (hammer), the bones in the toes shift slightly allowing the bone in adjacent toe to rub leading to callus formation. This can become quite painful. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment options. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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