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My face and neck is so darker than my body.. I am using skin lightening cream.. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer..No use. Please help. ?

My face and neck is so darker than my body.. I am using skin lightening cream.. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer..No use. Please help.
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Sunscreen: If the darker areas are on the face and neck, sun is the most likely cause. You need an excellent sunscreen with SPF of about 50. I suggest looking for zinc or titanium oxide in the ingredients for the best results. If you avoid the sun and wear sunscreen every single day, your skin should gradually even out. ...Read more

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Could be; sun protection factor (measures effectiveness of sunscreen), specific pathogen free (for lab animals free of pathogens), or supernatant ...Read more


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Using SPF 15 moisturizer both morning and night. Is this a good idea?

Using SPF 15 moisturizer both morning and night. Is this a good idea?

Sunscreen for sun: While sunscreen is great during the day time, as most of tw damage to our skin comes from sim exposure, you don't need this at night time. A well balance skin care regimen is most important and can be started by an aesthetician or physician. ...Read more

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What should you do if your body itches all over - in night also. Already applied a lot of moisturizer creams but it does not seem to be help. Ideas?

What should you do if your body itches all over - in night also.  Already applied a lot of moisturizer creams but it does not seem to be help. Ideas?

See a dermatologist: Scabies is best treated promptly. There are also numerous other possible causes. Why suffer like this when you can be diagnosed and probably cured? ...Read more

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The head of my penis appears dry and has a few areas that looks like it had been peeling. I use moisturizer and have been abstaining. Any ideas?

The head of my penis appears dry and has a few areas that looks like it had been peeling.  I use moisturizer and have been abstaining.  Any ideas?

Penis and Skin: It is very common for men who are going to develop psoriasis to have this start on their penis first. The other common problem that could be what you describe is a yeast infection. I would get to your family doctor to see if this is indeed psoriasis. ...Read more

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A small piece of the skin on my ring finger has been perpetually dry and itchy for a few months. No amount of moisturizer has helped. Any ideas?

A small piece of the skin on my ring finger has been perpetually dry and itchy for a few months.  No amount of moisturizer has helped.  Any ideas?

Reaction: A few things are possible. If you recently got your ring cleaned it is possible that there was residue left over that is now irritating your skin. Also, if you wear many different rings it is is also possible that there may be nickel in the metal alloy of your ring. Nickel allergy is a common contact allergen. Perhaps you should be seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Moisturizer is allergy and fragrance free but still makes my skin red and stay red when I apply it.. All ones I tried have the same effect. Ideas?

Moisturizer is allergy and fragrance free but still makes my skin red and stay red when I apply it.. All ones I tried have the same effect. Ideas?

Try Vaseline: or even vegetable oil. I must admit that I have never seen a patient with such intense reaction from moisturizer alone although a few may become allergic to one of its ingredients. ...Read more

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Used benzoyl perx on face/forehead discnt 1 yr ago.Now cheeks cannot tolerate any topical even gentle moisturizers.Forehead is fine though. Ideas?why?

Used benzoyl perx on face/forehead discnt 1 yr ago.Now cheeks cannot tolerate any topical even gentle moisturizers.Forehead is fine though. Ideas?why?

Sensitive skin: That really doesn't make sense. Your skin has suddenly become sensitive to all topical applications a year after using BP? why are you using Anusol? is this prescription? This is not treatment for Acne and it will over time sensitize your skin. Can you shave? do you have folliculitis? Too much unknown. Need to see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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