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Doctor insights on: Skin Color

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How to have fair skin color?

How to have fair skin color?

Avoid direct sun: Avoiding direct sunlight will allow skin to lighten, but that usually means a person may become deficient in vitamin d (means taking vitamin d to avoid deficiency). Using sunscreen helps also, by decreasing tanning. One may want to use indoor exercise, if avoiding outdoor sunshine. One shouldn't hide indoors just to have lighter skin (might not be healthy). ...Read more

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How can improve my skin color?

How can improve my skin color?

Skin color: Skin color is genetically determined. Why would you want to change it? The skin responds to sunlight by becoming darker and it gets lighter when there is no sun. ...Read more

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Does your skin color affect your health?

Does your skin color affect your health?

It can: I think the main way would be risk of sunburns and skin cancers in people with very pale skin. Ability to absorb vitamin d from sun exposure is also affected by skin color. Darker skin makes it more difficult to generate enough vit d, especially in cold northern climates. Vitamin d is very important for bone health among other things. ...Read more

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How can I get back my own skin color again ?

Depends on why: Skin color changes can be from something as simple as a tan to post-inflammatory lightening/darkening to autoimmune conditions to systemic diseases. Before approaching possible treatments, it's important to figure out what is causing the change and where it is. Any skin color change should be protected from sun exposure which can make hyperpigmentation darker and make lighter areas stand out more. ...Read more

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What color make-up should I use for my skin color?

What color make-up should I use for my skin color?

Depend on skin color: Without knowing your complexion or skin tone, this would be tricky to answer. Fortunately, most makeup counters in malls have makeup artists who can make suggestions and apply the makeup for you to test out how you like it before making a financial commitment. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to recover my natural skin color?

Please tell me how to recover my natural skin color?

Sunscreen: The best way to care for your skin is to use a mild soap for bathing, moisturize liberally after showering, and use a sunscreen spf 30 or higher daily. ...Read more

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Why is my skin color becoming reddish when I get colds?

Could be...: ...Because you are running a fever. Or it could be something more complex than a cold. Next time it happens, see a doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your general skin color to change over time?

Yes: Medications can make you more sensitivevto sun and cause a darkening of skin color especially on face and exposed areas. Other areas can loose skin color over time as result of vitiligo, or exposure to chemcals. ...Read more

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Why the skin color of the vgaina?How can I have a whiter vgaina?

Why the skin color of the vgaina?How can I have a whiter vgaina?

You can't: You can't change heredity and you will only have problems if you try. Why would any woman want to do that in the first place? ...Read more