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Is It Normal For A Skin Tone To Get Lighter In Winter Even If In The Sun
Yes: Even if you're getting sun during the winter, it's generally colder so most people cover up more of their body and don't spend as much time outdoors which also decreases the amount of sun exposure. Days are shorter and have less opportunities for sun exposure during winter. This all makes the skin look lighter. ...Read more
What causes discoloration patches on my cheeks? They are lighter than my normal skin tone and quite distinguishable.
You don't specify...: ...Your age. Pityriasis alba (literally "white spots") is common in children but unusual in adults. Tinea versicolor, a superficial yeast colonization, can occur on the face, and can create light spots. Vitiligo can occur on the face, but the patches are white, not merely lighter than surrounding skin. You really should have a dermatologist take a direct look and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical Questions: Having darker or non-fair skin is not a medical condition or disease. It is the unnecessary desire to change one's skin color that is the disease here. This needless worry causes significant stress and postpones the cultivation of self esteem and pride in one's self that should be part of the goal of growing up. I would wish for you better self esteem and comfort when you look in the mirror. ...Read more
it really doesn't: You are probably seeing the results of constriction of skin blood vessels as a response to cold exposure. ...Read more
Is it possible to get back my birth skin tone? I was at least 7 shades lighter when i was 6 months old? If possible how?
No: A baby is baby-colored, and an adult is adult-colored. It would be really odd for an adult to be the same exact color he was at birth. ...Read more
19 years old, abroad in greece from u.S. For 4 mos. Aereola are now a lighter skin tone used to be dark and have been extremely itchy. Is this normal?
Breast color: Without an exam it is impossible to know whether anything is abnormal, but if so it sounds very benign. It would not hurt to let your family doctor take a look at you, always better safe than sorry. ...Read more
Yes!: Aesthetic peels, complemented with good skin care products and sun block, can soften discolorations and lighten the skin. Stronger peels, such as phenol peels, will do more to lighten the skin but would not be appropriate for a younger individual. Lasers and bleaching creams can also improve darker coloring. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 white male that currently has patches on his face of a lighter skin tone. Its as if someone took an eraser to my face. What could this be?
Pityriasis alba: Sounds like the pale areas people can get as a result of dry skin and inflammation. Pigment cells temporarily go away, resulting in pale patches. Things that help--1) gentle, unscented cleanser. 2) good moisturizer, like cetaphil & others. 3) gentle cortisone, like Hydrocortisone cream, or preferably ointment, to resolve any residual inflammation. Color returns gradually. Vitiligo possible also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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