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Why is my skin looking pale?

Why is my skin looking pale?

Potentially many: Anemia, lack of sun exposure, skin pigment disorders. Of most concern would be acute blood loss. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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How can I lighten my skin and be pale?

How can I lighten my skin and be pale?

Protect skin: For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more

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What can you do to get pale white skin?

What can you do to get pale white skin?

Pale white?: You can't change who you are. For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more

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Is it more advantageous to have pale or tan skin?

Is it more advantageous to have pale or tan skin?

Pale: Sun exposure is a significant precursor to skin cancer and skin degredation in later life. Tanning has some esthetic appeal but must be weighed against that eventuality in later life. ...Read more

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I started getting pale white patches in my cheeks(my skin colour brownish) and looks like it is spreading slowly.patches are not contrasting white ?

I started getting pale white patches in my cheeks(my skin colour brownish) and looks like it is spreading slowly.patches are not contrasting white ?

? vitiligo: White discoloration results from a malfunction of your skin's normal pigment, melanin. For exampe, vitiligo results when melanocytes are destroyed spreading from spots to, often, bigger patches. It is more common in more darkly complected individuals. It is treated with cosmetics, re-pigmentation using UV light therapy, steroid creams. See a Dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My skin has started darkening a lot since I was 13! My skin went from pale white to dark brown.. such a huge difference. How do I go back to the way I?

My skin has started darkening a lot since I was 13! My skin went from pale white to dark brown.. such a huge difference. How do I go back to the way I?

Regular check-ups: That's what check-ups are for... to make sure that gradual changes in one's body over time are indeed normal gradual changes. Nobody on Earth has the same skin he had as a baby, unless he's still a little baby or toddler. Most changes in skin color are normal, but one's primary care doctor can check to be sure. Rarely are people darkened by hormonal disorders. Any normal color is fine for humans. ...Read more

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How do I make my pale skin darker?

How do I make my pale skin darker?

Spray tan!: If you are an albino, spray tan is the only way to get darker skin, but if you are pale or a redhead, then you may burn rather than tan, so you too would be best off getting a spray tan and using a high spf sunblock at the beach. If you have normal pigmentation and tan easily, then of course this is one way to darken your skin color, but only by increasing your risk of wrinkles and skin cancers. ...Read more

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How do I make my pale skin darker?

How do I make my pale skin darker?

Yes: Everyone likes their own thing! regardless, it is better to avoid tanning. Spray tanning is an option for patients that feel they need to get tan and yet want to practice safe sun habits. ...Read more

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Do guys find really pale skin attractive?

Do guys find really pale skin attractive?

Yes: Everyone likes their own thing! regardless, it is better to avoid tanning. Spray tanning is an option for patients that feel they need to get tan and yet want to practice safe sun habits. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to get really pale skin?

Avoid sun: There is no reasonable way to lighten the skin beyond avoidance of the sun. No dietary or physical or medical means can lighten the skin. If you stay out of the sun , your skin will get to its lightest. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about getting natural pale skin?

Can you tell me about getting natural pale skin?

'Natural'= born with: If your skin isn't already naturally lighter, then 'natural' paleness isn't going to happen for you. You will have to look into the various lightening creams, laser treatments, and chemical peels that are available through a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, all of which have side effects, recovery times, and some have significant costs. And all of which aren't considered 'natural.'All need upkeep ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to go back to having pale skin?

Can you tell me how to go back to having pale skin?

First see derm: about options, consider IPL treatments to remove sun damage, use retinoids, and topical antioxidants to help reverse damage ...Read more

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How to get a decent, natural tan if you have pale skin?

How to get a decent, natural tan if you have pale skin?

Artificial tanning: I agree with dr. Fisher that artificial tanning is the way to go if you have what we call "type i skin" and cannot tan naturally. But i would remind you that artificial tanning does not provide any burn protection - so you need to remember to apply a good broad-spectrum (spf ~50) sunscreen lotion every single morning, whether you plan on being in the sun or not. ...Read more

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Does my skin pass as pale skin if I use fairness cremes?

Does my skin pass as pale skin if I use fairness cremes?

Why?: Why do you want to "pass" as anything? Embrace the skin that you have. Be proud of it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pale skin and bluish skin ?

What is the difference between pale skin and bluish skin ?

pallor: Much of the skin tone from later skin to reddish to bluish skin tone is established by the nature of blood flow in the skin. That varies tremendously with genetic types and also with the status of the core versus shell temperature and so forth. If you have a question about the color of your skin relating to any illness need to see a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more