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What food/supplement can increase production of melanin the pigment. ?

What food/supplement can increase production of melanin the pigment. ?

Don't know any: But most people who have some melanocytes (the cells that make melanin) can stimulate them to produce more with exposure to the sun. Fair skinned people must be careful not to burn. The sun can promote health or illness depending on your skin & the amount if sun. ...Read more

Pigment (Definition)

Any chemical which has a color (minerals also) can be said to have a pigment. Such chemicals are responsible for the colors of the skin, the hair, the eyes and things we don't ordinary see such as the brown ...Read more


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My son has white patch ( pigment ) around his mouth i want to treat him naturally using balanced diet but i want to know what kind of food is good?

My son has white patch ( pigment ) around his mouth i want to treat him naturally using balanced diet but i want to know what kind of food is good?

Dear mam:: Treating a "white patch (pigment)" around your son's mouth using natural remedies is not advisable when you do not know what it is. Treating an unknown with an unknown is not a wise thing to do. You owe it to your son, take him to a dermatologist, get diagnosed and receive proven treatment, and that treatment is likely to be natural. He should be on a balanced diet regardless of the "white patch". ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best foods to get rid or help acne, acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation from acne?

Can you tell me what is the best foods to get rid or help acne, acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation from acne?

Real Rx: There's no magic food for acne or for the vast majority of health issues. The stuff on the internet is just made-up for gullible people. If topical benzoyl as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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What is the best foods to get rid or help acne, acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation from acne?

What is the best foods to get rid or help acne, acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation from acne?

Wrong question: Diet isn't the key to acne. It's a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that needs to be managed medically until it remits on its own. You're already got scars as a result of your disease being neglected. Please get serious about medical treatment -- it should be avaiable anywhere. Use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated until a physician can see you. ...Read more

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How can hormones, health and nutrition affect your skin pigmentation?

How can hormones, health and nutrition affect your skin pigmentation?

Yes: Addison disease, hemochromatosis, argyria, increase skin tone. Phenylketonuria causes lighter skin and hair. Poor health often increases pigmentation, e.g. Under the eyes. Pregnancy may also cause increase in facial pigmentation. Lack of niacin, riboflavin, thymine cause skin rashes. ...Read more

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I am having pigmention on my skin.. Give some help please?

I am having pigmention on my skin.. Give some help please?

Pigmentation: You will need to give more details such as where is it located, what color is it, did anything seem to precipitate it like a sunburn or a rash, etc. Is it associated with any scale? There are many internal and external causes of alterations in pigmentation. Most likely you will need to be examined to be able to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is atypical pigment network on skin?

What is atypical pigment network on skin?

This is actually: a term used to describe a DERMATOSCOPIC examination ( a MAGNIFIED "picture") of early pigmented lesions) Basically this is the way to recognize malignancy EARLY and thus prevent serious outcomes! I hope this helps1 Dr Z ...Read more

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Does vichy products helps my pigmented skin? ?

Does vichy products helps my pigmented skin? ?

See dermatologist: I assume you are referring to the Vichy Products skin care line. There does not appear to be a product on their website which specifically deals with pigmented skin. I would recommend that you consult a Board Certified Dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. There are prescription products that would definitely help with pigmentation problems along with procedures they could offer to you ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pigment?

Colored chemicals: Any chemical which has a color (minerals also) can be said to have a pigment. Such chemicals are responsible for the colors of the skin, the hair, the eyes and things we don't ordinary see such as the brown liver and red blood. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more