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What Are Bleaching Creams
Difficult to bleach: Unlike the anus where pigmentation may be due to products of digestion and inflammation, the areola tends to get its pre-lactation color form the underlying vascular supply (like the lips). It is truly difficult to bleach the redness out. Only if the dark color is due to melanin (rare until after pregnancy) can the color be bleached with products that interfere with melanin production. ...Read more
2 years ago I stopped using hair removal cream as it had made my top lip dark. It's still visible. What can solve this? Will bleaching cream help? Or sugar and lemon juice?
No permanent bleach: There is no cream that will permanently bleach your skin. It's best to first figure out the cause of the pigmentation you are trying to correct. This will ensure that the best treatment(s) will be employed in getting you the results you wish. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So I have palmers daily skin lightener cream and i want my skin to lighten fast. If i add a few drops of bleach to it would that make it more effective?
Bleach ; Skin: No, bleach will not lighten your skin any faster, but it may irritate your skin. ...Read more
Bleaching Creams: Common reactions to topical hyrdoquinone include contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction, dryness, fissuring, erythema, burning, and irritation. Exogenous ochronosis, is a condition in which bluish black pigmentation of sun exposed skin has been seen after long term exposure to hydroquinone. Many doctors feel it should not be used more than 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Question-why do you need to lighten your skin? Have you had major changes in your skin color or texture? If so, you may have underlying medical problems and should see a doctor. Some medical conditions show up in the skin, like an adrenal problem. Medications, like chemotherapy can cause skin color changes. If you want skin lightening for cosmetic reasons only, self-image may be a bigger problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more