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My skin colour is dark on my face and hands and legs than the remaining body so I want my face and hands also to become the skin colour of my body so how can I achieve that.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 94% (1720 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
My skin colour is dark on my face and hands and legs than the remaining body so I want my face and hands also to beco...
Sun exposure is one of the most pertinent factors why your color is dark over face hands and legs, one of the major causes of overproduction of melanin is the sun exposure. Since your face is the most exposed part of your body to the sun, it experiences the overproduction of melanin which gives it a darker shade. Let's discuss your concern so that we can provide the best medical plan.
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I have a dark skin on face, my neck and body colour is lighter, is it safe to take glutathione injections for even colour? Is it safe in long term as I grow older.

Dr. S.K. Tandon 96% (42695 ratings)
M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE)
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I have a dark skin on face, my neck and body colour is lighter, is it safe to take glutathione injections for even co...
1. Please better you apply nivea skin whitening cream apply twice daily 2. Although glutathione is also useful.
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My skin have dark spot - even if I don't smoke or drink - it looks like I am smoker as my lips are always dark. & also my face skin is dull & have poor & and some dark sports from v long time. - can't find the reason.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (67944 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My skin have dark spot - even if I don't smoke or drink - it looks like I am smoker as my lips are always dark. & als...
Home remedies to get rid of black lips: 1. Lemons: when life gives you lemons, apply them to your lips. Seriously, lemon juice works wonders as a dark spots on lips treatment all you have to do is mix the juice of 1 lemon with a teaspoon of honey and apply to your lips with a cotton ball let it dry and then wash your face with olay white radiance advanced whitening fairness foaming face wash cleanser so that your skin does't lose its moisture •do this a few times a week to have blemish free lips in a few weeks 2. Tomatoes:if the lemon mixture feels a little harsh on your lips, try applying the paste of 1 tomato to your lips regularly and there's your lip dark spot remover with just one ingredient. 3. Rose petals and glycerine: if the black spots on your lips are due to smoking, this mixture will work wonders for you grind the petals mixed with some glycerine to a paste and apply on your lips before you go to bed rinse it off in the morning and slowly but surely, you will see your lips restore to their original pouty glory 4. Almond oil: massage a small amount of almond oil and sugar to your lips every night to remove any kind of pigmentation and dead skin accumulating on them throughout the day. If none of the above solutions resonate with you and you still have a black mark on your lip that's driving you crazy, you might need to go to a doctor because that may be an indication of some kind of a hormonal imbalance. It's a pretty common phenomenon due to our hectic lifestyles and lack of a balanced diet. You just need to tweak a few of your unhealthy habits and your life (and lips) will be on track in no time! to prevent black lips: 1. Wear sunscreen: I can't stress enough the importance of using a good sunscreen which will not only save you from the harmful uv rays of the sun, but will also help you avoid those nasty blemishes on your lips. 2. Stay hydrated: always carry a bottle of water wherever you go and remember to keep sipping on it. One of the major reasons for dark spots on the lips is if they are dry for long periods of time. 3. Tea/coffee regulation: I know, I know, it’s very difficult to get throughout the day without your cuppa. But those blemishes on your lips could be because of excessive intake of these liquids. 4. Using expired or cheap cosmetics: been there, done that. Sometimes we don't realise the extent of damage expired products do to your skin. Repeat these words out loud right now, and thank us later, i will regularly check the expiry dates on my cosmetics.
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I have been having dark skin on the face drastically different from the rest of the body. I took a yag laser treatment, use sun screen, do not go out much in sun. My skin on the forehead is uniform with the rest of the body. I have taken vitamin d supplement as my d was low. Need advice on why am I facing this problem.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (67944 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I have been having dark skin on the face drastically different from the rest of the body. I took a yag laser treatmen...
Its difficult to pin point cause. You can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh), not from ready made gels available in market. Remove skin of an aloe vera leaf. Take /scoop out gel. Apply this gel to your skin. Wash with plain water after an hour. Or keep it overnight. Use some sunblock with spf (at least 50) every time you go out in sun. Apply it 30 mins before going out wear full sleeves shirt.Use umbrella when going in sun. For more details you can consult online.
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I am 25 years old. I am using skin shine cream last 1 year. Now my skin is very thin darken, when I stop using this cream. Now how can I stop skinshine cream and give me treatment for my skin is recover early as possible.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (67944 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I am 25 years old. I am using skin shine cream last 1 year. Now my skin is very thin darken, when I stop using this c...
You can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh), not from readymade gels available in market. Remove skin of an aloe vera leaf. Take /scoop out gel. Apply this gel to your face skin. Wash with plain water after an hour. Stop using soap on face. Instead take a spoon of milk, add a pinch of turmeric (haldi). Mix n apply on face with the help of cotton. Leave for a few minutes then wash off. Apply moisturizer like coconut oil. Use some sunblock with spf (at least 50) every time you go out in sun. Apply it 30 mins before going out use umbrella when going in sun. Wear full sleeves clothsdrink plenty of fluids. Don’t be stressed. For more details consult online.
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What's The Difference Between Melasma & Hyperpigmentation?

Dr. J. Rajeshwari 87% (38 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
What's The Difference Between Melasma & Hyperpigmentation?

Dark patches on the skin are a common cause for concern. These patches may not be very harmful but they can affect a person’s self-confidence and emotional health. Patchiness is usually the result of excessive sun exposure. Hyperpigmentation is usually used as an umbrella term for all such skin conditions. However, not all dark patches are the same.

What is Hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation refers to the presence of dark patches of damaged skin triggered by external stressors. Of these, sun exposure is the most common trigger. This triggers the overproduction of melanin in the lower layers of the skin that travels upwards and results in dark patches or spots. The deeper the melanin, the harder it is to treat hyperpigmentation. These patches can be seen in all skin types and tones. They can be big or small and be present in varying densities. Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by cuts in the skin or scars left behind by acne. Using a good sunscreen can help prevent hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels and laser therapy could also help.

What is Melasma?
Melasma is also characterized by dark patches on the skin. However, these are not caused by external factors but are the result of a hormonal imbalance. Women between the age of 20 to 50 years are most susceptible to melasma as an increase in estrogen levels causes this condition. Darker skin tones are more susceptible to this condition than lighter skin tones. It is often seen during pregnancy and may also be a side effect of certain types of birth control pills. Certain types of contraception could also trigger this condition. This condition can be aggravated by sun exposure. For this reason, in some cases, it is aggravated in the summers and reduces in the winter. Another difference between hyperpigmentation and melisma is that the dark patches seen in the latter condition tend to be symmetrical and concentrated around the forehead, cheeks, upper lip, arms and shoulders.

Unlike hyperpigmentation, melasma can be difficult to treat. This is because genetics play a large role in hormone-related conditions. As with hyperpigmentation, the use of a sunscreen is crucial to controlling this condition. This should be applied every two hours even if one is indoors. Some types of skin peels have been known to be beneficial for this condition. Phytic acid peels not only help lighten dark patches but also deactivate enzymes responsible for them.

Superficial melasma is light brown in colour. As the depth is increased it becomes dark brown to Coca-Cola and greyish in colour and becomes difficult to treat. Medicine are having good results in superficial melasma. For deeper once Iontophoresis and lasers give better results. Deep melasma is difficult to treat.

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Hi i'm using demelan cream in night as per my doc recommended me for dark spots and hyperpigmentation and i'm using sun screen in day spf 30++ im using from 2 days I find a little bit darker now we're i'm having d spots n I find my skin is peeling off from nose but I find no itching n all am I using in d ryt form.

Dr. Navneet Bansal 91% (132 ratings)
D.V.D, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hi i'm using demelan cream in night as per my doc recommended me for dark spots and hyperpigmentation and i'm using s...
Demelan has Glycolic acid which causes peeling, so no worries, if it is creating problems inform your doctor and get it changed
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I am 21 year female. I have dark knees. It makes me uncomfortable to wear anything short. How can I get rid of them.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (67944 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I am 21 year female. I have dark knees. It makes me uncomfortable to wear anything short. How can I get rid of them.
Cut a large lemon in half. Squeeze out some of the juice from both halves so that you have two hollow halves or "cups. Apply this on joint. You can rub away any excess pulp, but don't wash your for about 3 hours. Wash off the lemon juice with some warm water. Repeat this every day until the dark skin begins to fade.
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