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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
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
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 more
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
I'm African american and I be tried everything to get rid of uneven skin tone the skin around my face and nose are lighter than. The rest of my face?
Dermatologist: See dermatologist for best advice about evening skin tone. ...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 more
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 more
2-3 skin tone lighter patch on the penile foreskin. About 5mm in size. What could it be? Scared! Vitiligo? A bit brownish.
Observe: If it is not painful, itchy, raised, or enlarging, just keep an eye on it. But it is associated with any of the above, consult an urologist. ...Read more
If fair skinned person used hydroquinone 2% and got a lighter skin. Could this result be kept permenantly? Or eventually the old skin tone comes back?
Temporary: Results would be temporary unless topical treatment continued indefinitely. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Likely you have a fungal infection called tinea versicolor, which is very common and harmless. The fungus produces a substance which prevents the skin cells from tanning when exposed to sun. I assume this rash pattern appears in summer time and fade in winter? If so, this is what you have. Vitiligo can also do that, but it is very obvious. I suggest seeing doc for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
I have uneven skin tone in my arms. I want it to know if there is any way I can make the darker parts of my arms lighter? Can you help me?
Sun screen: Sun exposed skin will become more pigmented ...Read more
Concur w Dr. Juchau: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Iam a black female, my complexion is medium light but I want to lighten my skin a few shades lighter and have an even skin tone, I prefer a doctors opinion since my goal is to have a clear yellowish glowing tone in a safe way and I do not know what to
Don'tFutzWithTheFace: I've seen so many disasters or near-disasters with this topic that I urge you to see a really knowledgeable specialist in the field of dermatology or plastic surgery. Do a lot of research and get a few opinions. If you can't afford to do that, then it won't be worth doing something else. There are commercial products out there that might help but I'd get a professional opinion about them. ...Read more
How to I even out my skin tone its so overwhelming nothing I try seems to help the area around my eyes it lighter then the rest of my body I'm African?
Vitiligo or: Depigmentation. Please consult a dermatologist for definitive therapy. ...Read more
How do I treat pimple scars that now has become uneven skin tone? At the scares im darker, while my skin is lighter. Any household treatments?
Uneven skin tone: There are myths about many household remedies for lightening the skin or treating skin conditions. Often these remedies make matters worse. Please see your dermatologist. There are medications that would help with both acne and dark spots left after acne on the skin, such as tretinoin or azelaic acid. ...Read more
Could tan be permanent on some types of skin? (i have a dark skin tone im afraid if I tan by the sun it won't go away and have much darker skin tone)
No other methods: I am not aware of any other methods! ...Read more
I'm getting white spot on my face and body what can I do to cure and get bsck to my normal skin tone?
White spot: You may have afungus of the skin. Consult your doctor or dermatologist for help. ...Read more
What is the best lotion or what ever you recommend that would sort out my body skin blemishes & uneven skin tone from the sun? Please help
Lotion: Try using virgin coconut oil. It will help your skin tone. ...Read more
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Uneven skin tone due to the use of hydroquinone cream....How to get my normal skin tone...I am really very afraid?
See a dermatologist: Use sunscreen and fake tan cream, give it a few weeks. ...Read more
What are possible reasons for poor and uneven skin tone? I.e. darkly coloured skin (not due to exposure to the sun), blood vessels are faintly visible
Melasma: Just noormal aging can cause our skin to be unevenly colored. The melanocytes that are deep in our skin, make their way to the top of our skin normally at the same speed, but as we begin to age, the pigment is carried by the cells at different times. There are chemical peels and other modalities that can help with these issues. :) ...Read more
What sun lotion would be good for me to get I have uneven skin tone on my face my upper lip is darker that the rest of my face? I have oily skin too
Sun exposure will: Likely make the uneven skin tone worse. Use SPF 45 to prevent this. ...Read more