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Why Is My Skin Looking 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
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
My skin is suddenly become pale., i know my skin is not good , but not this pale... , what's wrong whit that?
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
What makes skin go from pale to tan? What's occurring to make skin darken? I know it has to do with the sun, what is the sun doing to the body cells ?
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
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
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
'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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: Why do you want to "pass" as anything? Embrace the skin that you have. Be proud of it. ...Read more
Frostbite: Possibly.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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