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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Darkening Of Skin

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For Acne and Discoloration of the skin?

For Acne and Discoloration of the skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: I usually recommend benzoyl peroxide for the acne as a first line treatment. If that is not helping you could ask your doctor for a prescription of Retin-A or depending on the type of acne (comedonal, pustular, or cystic) you may need antibiotics. See your MD if it is not getting better. As far as the discoloration of skin, I would see your doctor, because there are many causes for discoloration ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Darkening Of Skin (Definition)

When skin starts to darken it can be from bruising, sun damage, skin stains from previous acne, previous injuries, hematomas, spider vein removal, por circulation, aging, and much more. We treat ...Read more


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Are there any homemade remedy's to get rid of acne and dark circles under eyes?

Are there any homemade remedy's to get rid of acne and dark circles under eyes?

Yes, a few: More sleep, eat normally, decrease salt. Acne may be modified by home cures such as gently using cleansers for face for acne. ...Read more

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Are there any homemade remedies to get rid of acne and dark circles under eyes?

Are there any homemade remedies to get rid of acne and dark circles under eyes?

Home remedies: I do not know of any home remedies for these problems. You can try a good skin cleanser and benzoyl peroxide for the acne and get a nasal steroid for the dark circles under the eyes. The dark circles are the result of allergies the inflammation in the nose causes a back up of the venous drainage in the nose. This backup causes the dark circles in the eyes. (go bucks). Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

Underarm darkness: There are a range of causes for underarm hyperpigmentation, including frequent wear of tight-fitting clothing around the arms that causes constant friction in the armpit area; adverse reaction to certain deodorants; shaving; excessive weight; and dark underarm hair. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my darkening of the skin?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my darkening of the skin?

Darkening skin: Darkening of your skin color may be due to benign causes such as too much sun exposure, but it can also be due to serious medical problems such as addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) or hemochromatosis (too much iron in the body). If you are unsure why your skin color has been darker, it would be wise to go see a doctor. The cheapest way to lighten your skin color is to avoid the sun. ...Read more

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What are some treatment for skin pigmentation?

What are some treatment for skin pigmentation?

Pigmentation: If it's dark pigmentation: laser treatments, bleaching creams and chemical peels are used. Daily spf is necessary if it's lighter pigmentation : could be vitiligo if widespread and i would recommend a dermatology evaluation hope that helps. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to get rid of post inflammatory pigmentation due to acne?

Are there any home remedies to get rid of post inflammatory pigmentation due to acne?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inlfammatory hyperpigmentation or hemosiderosis may not respond well to hydroquinone (hq). Vitamin k oxides are purported to have some effect but I am not convinced. Lasers have mixed results and have occasionally caused worsening due to increased inflammation. I suggest trying test spots first. Use of "peel and bleach" creams (hq +retina +steroid) may be effective but require strict sunblock. ...Read more

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For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?

Scars or color?: two differing issues, both related to your condition. seek someone versed in women of color and skin and possibly laser usage locally or locoregionally if desired ...Read more

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Is there any other treatment for acne without drying or peeling of skin?

Is there any other treatment for acne without drying or peeling of skin?

Not really: Most topicals will cause some skin irritation, because the mode of action is to turn over the skin and exfoliate the skin. Some will cause less irritation than others. You can start with a benzoyl peroxide wash daily ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to curing inflammation redness of acne?

Are there any natural remedies to curing inflammation redness of acne?

See below: Please consult this site for home remedies. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are some of the best products for acne dark spots and scars?

What are some of the best products for acne dark spots and scars?

Hydroquinone: If you have dark acne spots a bleaching agent such as hydroquinone would be good. I will combine it with Retin-A and it can be more effective. ...Read more

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Is there any cures in sight for skin pigmentation loss.

Possibly: Uvb-nb light treatment may be helpful for some people. However if it is from an autoimmune disorder, then the chances of improvement are unlikely. ...Read more

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What are the best products for acne prone dry skin with redness?

What are the best products for acne prone dry skin with redness?

Creams, not gels: The treatment would depend on the severity of the acne. Gels are more drying than creams, and more likely to cause irritation. The otc benzoyl peroxide preps tend to have alcohol, and can irritate. A prescription, water based benzoyl peroxide would be less drying. Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion, or Azelex cream can calm the pimples, with minimal drying. An oral antibiotic may also be necessary. ...Read more

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How to treat patches of darkened skin left after treatment of skin allergy? Is there cream to even things out?

How to treat patches of darkened skin left after treatment of skin allergy?  Is there cream to even things out?

Pigment control?: Patience and the use of a pigment lightening topical cream will likely be your best option. The daily use of sunscreen on any exposed areas that have darkened will protect and prevent the areas from getting darker. ...Read more