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I am black and in the summer my skin gets darker than i would like so is there some lightening cream or something that can lighten my skin?

I am black and in the summer my skin gets darker than i would like so is there some lightening cream or something that can lighten my skin?

Yes: First of all in order not to get as dark, you should if possible lessen then sun exposure with proper clothing and sunscreens. If there are areas that are way to dark, hydroquinone can be prescribed by your doctor. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vit c capsules for lightening my skin ?

Is it safe to take vit c capsules for lightening my skin ?

In general: Vitamin C supplementation is safe, but it won't likely do much in regards to skin lightening. You should avoid doses of more than 2000 mg/day unless your doctor instructs such. Also, be aware if you are at risk for kidney stones or have had them in the past, I would review vitamin C use with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 31 and have dark skin where my beard grows from years of shaving. Is there any way of lightening my skin? I hear something about lemons helping.

Dark Skin Treatment: There are a number of topical agents that can help with hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin). Glycolic acid, tretinoin, hydroquinone, low strenght steroids, vitamin c, and Azelaic Acid are all commonly used. Chemical peeling agents are also used-- often with salicylic acid, glycolci acid or jessner's solution. I have never used lemons, but they do contain alpha-hydroxy acids- so who knows! ...Read more

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How do I lighten my skin?

How do I lighten my skin?

Lightening skin: A number of things can lighten skin. It really depends on what your particular problem may be. Hydroquinone is a common bleaching substance and retinoids (prescription meds or otc compounds) can also cause some lightening. Your dermatologist can help you find out what might be best for you. ...Read more

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Are there any sunscreens that can lighten my skin?

Are there any sunscreens that can lighten my skin?

Not really: While there are many bleaching agents available they are not generally combined with sunscreen in commercial preparations. However, there may be some custom compounding formulations available. ...Read more

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Please tell me can glutathione really lighten my skin?

By a small amount: Why? I suggest you adjust your attitude about skin color. That is not important. Instead you should develop a good character and work hard on your skills. Strive to make significant contributions to the world. ...Read more