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Does moisturing cream lighten the skin?

Does moisturing cream lighten the skin?

Thanks for asking!: Not really, the skin lighteners are usually the hydroquiones and many botanticals that end in the word berry and kojic acid. The best defense is spf moisturizer every day and go see your dermatologist for other options like lasers, chemical peels and other devices. ...Read more

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Swollen lips to pale lips?

Swollen lips to pale lips?

Food allergy: Most likely an allergy to something you have had in your mouth such as food, toothpaste , mouthrinse, gum, etc. ...Read more

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Pale lips without makeup?

Pale lips without makeup?

Blue lips: Most commonly, blue lips are caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood. This may happen when you are at high altitude or if you are choking, or it may be due to chronic underlying conditions such as lung diseases or chronic heart defects. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Will pure shear butter lighten my lips?

Will pure shear butter lighten my lips?

Shea butter?: Shea butter will not lighten your lips. ...Read more

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Which face cream to lighten the skin colour?

Skin lightening: Hydroquinone in various percnetages-mostly commonly 4% lightens dark spots and gives a more even skin tone. ...Read more

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Can I address chapped lips without using lip balm?

Can I address chapped lips without using lip balm?

Dry lips: You'll have to apply something to hydrate dry chapped lips. Aquafor ointment or petrolatum are cost effective. Also, stop anything that may be contributing such as lip licking! ...Read more

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Can daktacort cream lighten the skin?

Probably not: Daktacort cream is a combination of 2% Miconazole (antifungal) and 1% Hydrocortisone (steroid). Potent topical steroids can certainly lighten the skin (triamcinolone, clobetasol as examples). However, 1% Hydrocortisone is a fairly weak steroid. It is not likely to cause lightening of your skin. If you feel it has done so then i would stop it and seek an opinion from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can skin lightening creams lighten the skin too much?

Ask Michael Jackson: Yes, they can. We use a 4% hydroquinone at my practice, but a 20% like benoquin (monobenzone) can bleach you forever. Over the counter products are typically ok. ...Read more

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Can the pill darken face skin?

Can the pill darken face skin?

Sometimes: Some women are prone to melasma, darkening of skin on lips cheeks, forehead. This can occur in pregnancy, with the pill or spontaneously on susceptible women. Bleaching creams , laser or chemical peel can lighten this darkened skin. ...Read more

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Skin around my lips getting white?

Food intolerance: There has been some evidence that white around the lips may be related to food intolerance. Symptoms include upset stomach or reflux as well. ...Read more

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Can desonide lighten hyperpigmentation?

Can desonide lighten hyperpigmentation?

Maybe: Desonide is a steroid cream, which can improve inflammation. If the hyper pig is due to inflammation the desonide might help, but it won't lighten the actual color. You will probably want to combine it with a bleaching cream. You should also take care if you're using it on your face, check with MD to make sure the concentration isn't too high. If the color is due to sun or age, it won't help. ...Read more

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Does sheabutter lighten skin?

Does sheabutter lighten skin?

No: Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in africa . It does not lighten skin. ...Read more

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Will chemicals peels improve my acne-pitted skin?

Depends: Acne pitting must be treated with deep peels or lasers. Superficial peels will not work b/c they do not penetrate deep enough. I usually recommend the pixel laser for this. Fillers can also help plump out the acne marks and subcisions can help pull the skin together to make the marks look less. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Skin lightening: No. It is very unlikely that a non-prescription lotion will lighten your skin. ...Read more

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I have over the last year been experiencing a sharp intense frontal head pain that lasts for about a minute - it feels like a lightening strike?

 I have over the last year been experiencing a sharp intense frontal head pain that lasts for about a minute - it feels like a lightening strike?

Get checked: I would suggest evaluating the four major cranial joints, TM joints, frontal sinus at the sphenoid junctiion, and the supporting musculature for the presence of toxins or pathoges. Such an evaluation should illuminate the cause of the lightening like head pain. ...Read more

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Skin around mouth is dark following inflammation what is the best lightening cream ?

See your doctor: Your doctor can write a prescription for this or have it compounded. If you still have an underlying inflammation your doctor needs to treat the cause and help you prevent this. Your skin may hyperpigment from any inflammation or injury and you may want to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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The left and right side of my mouth is black this happened a few years ago I have used different lightening creams but it did not help. can you help?

The  left and right side of my mouth is black this happened a few years ago I have used different lightening creams  but it did not help. can you help?

Dermatology: I think it is time then to see Dermatology. It is difficult to tell what is going on without actually seeing the discoloration. I think that if you have tried different remedies and no improvement then it is time to see a specialist for a better therapy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is Eldoquin forte 4% hydroquinone cream for lightening darkness around my mouth safe and for how long should it be used ?

Is Eldoquin forte 4% hydroquinone cream for lightening darkness around my mouth safe and for how long should it be used ?

Hydroquinone: HC is under review right now. there has been bad press in Europe and I heard the FDA is reviewing it's safety right now. I recommend safer products like Lytera made by Skin Medica. ...Read more

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How can i lighten my lips ?

How can i lighten my lips ?

Well : See a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon for chemicals I could lighten your lips ...Read more

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Will pure shear butter lighten my lips?

Shea butter?: Shea butter will not lighten your lips. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do or any type of chap stick that will lighten my lip color and keeper them moist ?

Chap stick: Any type of chap stick should help to keep them moist, but your proably have to look in the make-up department to look for something to lighten the color. ...Read more

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Can I use kojivit cream to lighten my lips r there any adverse effects or any side effects?

Kojic acid : Kojic acid has bleaching potential and as such try it on discolored skin for a limited period of time (usually 6 weeks). ...Read more

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Is there any creams or anythin that can lighten dark upper lip shadow it's so embarrassing, too embarrassed to see doctor looks like I have moustache!

Dont be embarrassed: Doctors deal with all sorts of issues, things much more embarrassing than upper lip discoloration. We are trained to be compassionate and respectful, and we always keep your issues confidential. Talk to your doctor or a dermatologist to see what can be done. ...Read more

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I scrubbed my top lip with my finger. How can I naturally lighten my top lip and get rid of the black areas left from the peeling and harsh scrubbing?

I scrubbed my top lip with my finger. How can I naturally lighten my top lip and get rid of the black areas left from the peeling and harsh scrubbing?

Black areas: It is important to know if these black areas are necrotic ares of skin or hyperpigmentation. Please see an MD for a full exam and/or repost with all your history and racial information, maybe a picture. ...Read more

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I recently quit after 5 years of smoking. Are there any medications i can use to lighten up my darkened lips? (the upper lip is specially dark)

I recently quit after 5 years of smoking. Are there any medications i can use to lighten up my darkened lips? (the upper lip is specially dark)

Vitamin E creams: Vitamin e creams and ointments are available that are supposed to lighten scars and other darkened areas. There are lip bleaching agents available online (just google that) that claim to reduce darkening. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Hydroquinone 6% combined with hydrocortisone on dark lips to lighten them ?

Is it safe to use Hydroquinone 6% combined with hydrocortisone on dark lips to lighten them ?

I would stay away : Other docs may differ but the hydrocortisone may atrophy the thin mucosa of the lip with long term use. Hydroquinone likely has a much more efficacious effect on the lips and is probably much higher absorbed in this location, I would have some concern with toxicity due to the location as well. Short term term use may be acceptable but will lack satisfactory results. Www.symmetrymedicine.com ...Read more

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Why do lips go white?

Why do lips go white?

Raynaud's symptoms?: Raynaud's phenomenon usually affects the fingers and toes, but has been known to affect also the nose, ears, nipples, and lips. The treatment should be the same, identifying the triggers and avoiding the triggers. Auto-immune disorders, drug side effects, occupational situations, and other causes can be treated if they are causing raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more

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Do lips grow over time?

Do lips grow over time?

No: Your lips don't grow anymore once you've reached adulthood. The effects of aging change the way they look. ...Read more

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Do lips grow as you age?

Do lips grow as you age?

Yes and no: During active growth, birth to the end of skeletal and soft tissue maturation, the lips do grow, in relation to the jaw to which they are attached. As one passes through their third or fourth decade, tissue fluid and particularly tissue elasticity are lost and the lips actually thin or "recede". Look at aged people and you will notice wrinkling & a more sunken appearance to the middle of the face. ...Read more

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What causes tingly lips?

What causes tingly lips?

Usually : Hyperventilation, but low calcium can cause it too. If it is localized, it could be herpes. If it persists, consult your doctor. Impossible to say for sure with this brief description. ...Read more

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Why do my lips look white?

Hard to say!: Lips can appear white if they are dry sometimes. Also, if you have anemia they can look pale. Please see your doc and find out why the color has changed. Or consider a Healthtap Prime Consult, where you can have a virtual visit with a doc who can help you sort out what may be happening. ...Read more