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How To Lighten Lips
See doctor : While there are many over the counter lotions that have some skin lightening properties, your best strategy to avoid trying a bunch of products that do not correct the dark spots and pigmentation from acne, is to see a specialist that has expertise in treating acne scarring and dark spots. Combination therapy with office treatments and targeted home regimen is often necessary for best results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be healthy: As long as a person is healthy and well-nourished, his or her lips will be as plump as they were intended to be. Each person has different-appearing lips, which help make us all individually special. There is no "natural" thing to do to make a person's lips more plump than they were intended to be. That means one's lips are already natural, however they appear. ...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
Lip Balm: Chapped lips is caused by the evaporation of moisture which leaves them dry and cracked. This can be caused by cold weather, wind, sun, mouth breathing, and certain medications. Use of a good lip balm along with staying hydrated and protecting your lips from the elements should be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check hydroquinone : Hydroquinone works by decreasing the pigment cells in your skin. Let your doctor look at your pigmentation to determine if your concern is redness from blood vessels or is it pigment associated with pih or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If it is pigment, hydroquinone will be your ticket. ...Read more
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding excessive sun exposure will let skin lighten up. 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, for which a doctor can evaluate. ...Read more
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
Lighten sunburn: Is this a recent burn? If so let the area heal and with time there should be fading. There are products that can lighten skin. You should use sunblock and stay out of the sun, too, ...Read more
Tyrosine inhibitor: it inhibits something called tyrosinase which then limits melanin production and therefore lightens skin. often used for melanoma or photodamage. i can't tell you how to use it, but visit a cosmetic dermatologist - they can evaluate your skin and prescribe a system that helps. definitely do this under the care of an MD, these agents can be harsh on skin and need monitoring. be well. ...Read more
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