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Hello doctor. Can I use kojic acid creams during breastfeeding. If yes. Please suggest me some kojic acid creams. Am suffering from pigmentation.

MBBS (Hons) , MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Howrah
Hello doctor. Can I use kojic acid creams during breastfeeding. If yes. Please suggest me some kojic acid creams. Am ...
Kojic acid is safe to apply on skin (areas like face etc) during lactation. A concentration of 2-4% is generally prescribed for pigmentary disorders like melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation etc.
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I have high pigmentation problem on my face and dark spots too. Which type of cream I should use for that. Somebody suggest me to use mometasone furoate cream on face at night.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (119787 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I have high pigmentation problem on my face and dark spots too. Which type of cream I should use for that. Somebody s...
You can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh, not from readymade gels available in market) on your face. 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.
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Tan removal home remedies

Dr. Nishtha Paleja 87% (72 ratings)
MA Clinical Psychology, Food and Nutrition, Diploma in yoga teacher, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Nashik
Tan removal home remedies

Your skin is in need of sunlight to make and produce a vitamin which is Vitamin D and this has been found to be very essential and important for the formation of bone. You should usually sit in the sun and bask for 5 to 15 minutes two to three times a week to get the sufficient amount of vitamin D that your body needs. There are cells present in the outer layer of your skin that contain melanin which is pigment that is responsible for the protection of your skin from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays which is produced by the sun and when people get out in the sun to get the proper exposure of sunlight and sufficient production of vitamin D in their body, doing this they sometimes get overexposure of the sun or indirectly the overexposure of UV that leads to this condition of tan that happens because of the overproduction of melanin. The tan on the skin gets removed or disappears when your skin surface has formation of new cells and the cells which were tanned they just shed off.

This condition of skin tan can be considered as a sign of sun damage, further there is nothing like healthy tan as getting any kind of tan does not provide you any kind of protection from sunburn or any other skin damage.

Cause of skin tan 

The cause of this condition of skin tan is the overexposure of the skin to the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays or radiation which is responsible for the enhanced production of melanin to protect the skin from receiving any kind of damage. Melanin is a pigment which is considered to be responsible for the imparting of color to various parts of the body which includes skin, eyes and hair. This increased production of melanin causes or leads the skin to become dark and this condition only is referred to as tanning.

Ultraviolet or UV rays are a kind of radiation that comes out of the sun and reaches the surface of the earth and this radiation has two different forms that are known to reach the surface of the earth and they are UVA and UVB. Among the two UVB rays is responsible for the cause of sunburn whereas the other one UVA ray is known to travel inside the skin and cause much more damage. Melanin is known to be produced in our body for the protection of the skin from the UVA radiations and this is the only reason which leads to the darkening of the skin in the first place and this is why you get a tanned skin.

Symptoms of tan skin

When your skin is exposed to the harmful radiations coming out of the sun for 48 hours and after this your skin will start to darken and this is considered as the main symptom of skin tan

Home remedies for the treatment of skin tan

There are so many home remedies available that can help you to get past this problem of skin tan and some of the most effective treatment are listed below: 

  • Saffron: Saffron is known to provide protection from the exposure of the skin to the ultraviolet rays which is known to cause damage to the skin. Saffron is known to act as a natural sunscreen that will help you to protect from the damage which is caused due to the sun. Saffron is also known to have and possess some tan lightening and skin lightening properties and when this is used along with milk it will help you to lighten the skin color or you can also start putting saffron as a key component for any kind of home-made face masks.
  • Grape seeds: The seeds of grapes are known to have adequate amounts of vitamin C and vitamin E and it has properties that will stop the hyperpigmentation because of the increased production and synthesis of this pigment of melanin. This substance will lead to the stopping of synthesis of melanin and this will also help in the process of skin lightening. When the seeds of the grapes are pressed you will obtain an oil and this oil can be used or put directly on the skin or you can also mix this oil (which you have obtained by pressing the seed) with your moisturizer that you use on your face or body and after this you should apply it on your skin.
  • Green tea: This substance, green tea is known to be providing protective benefits that will act against the skin damage which is caused because of ultraviolet rays exposure. Tanning is also considered as a sign of damage that has happened because of the sun and this substance, green tea can be applied directly on the skin. You can also use this green tea in the form of a facemask or you can apply it on your skin to get very effective and good results. 
  • Beefsteak plant: This is an herb which is brought under the use as an ingredient in the formulation of cosmetics and it is found to have so many antioxidative effects and anti-ageing properties . It is also brought under the use as a skin lightening agent in hyperpigmentation. This property of skin lightening of this herb is very helpful in the management of this condition of tan.
  • Coffee: The consumption of coffee is found to be very beneficial in the reduction of skin damage because of the exposure of the skin to the sunlight also known as photodamage. You can also start using or applying this coffee on the skin by mixing it with any of your homemade face masks. You can also go for options like mixing olive oil with coffee grounds and then applying this mixture on the face in a circular motion and this will provide you with the good and most effective results.
  • Wear protective clothing: You should be habitual of wearing long sleeved shirts, long skirts and long pants and you should be wearing clothes that are made from lightly woven fabrics as they are found to provide a great protection from the sun.

Conclusion

Tanning of the skin is considered as a response of the skin to the ultraviolet exposure and the skin starts to overproduce melanin for the protection of the skin to stay from the damage induced by the UVB radiation. You can go for certain home remedies that can help you to get rid of this condition of tan very safely and easily. You can go for various products like saffron, coffee and green tea which will get you past this problem of tan for good and you can also help yourself from this problem by limiting your time of exposure to the sun.

I developed hyperpigmentation or dark patch on the tip of the nose after my fever, how can I removed that.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (119787 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I developed hyperpigmentation or dark patch on the tip of the nose after my fever, how can I removed that.
You can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh, not from readymade gels available in market) on your face. 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.
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My age is 36 I have pigments on my cheeks as well as on my whole forehead pls suggest some homeopathic medicine for it.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (119787 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My age is 36 I have pigments on my cheeks as well as on my whole forehead pls suggest some homeopathic medicine for it.
Use 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 skin. Wash with plain water after an hour.
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As I have uneven skin tone or pigmented skin and also some dark spots on my face, I started using melaglow cream last year and it made my skin glow but after sometime as I stopped using the cream it made my skin even darker. At first I thought it was because of the exposure to the sun as we were having sports meet at our college in the month of march so we were under direct sunlight but I saw my friends face tanning vanished after a few weeks but I still have a long way to go, is it because I stopped using the cream or it really is a tanning?

Dr. Ruchi A. Gupta 91% (5440 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
As I have uneven skin tone or pigmented skin and also some dark spots on my face, I started using melaglow cream last...
Hi, sun exposure can lead to immediate pigment darkening which disappears soon and delayed pigmentation which may last for many weeks. It seems like you have tanning. Please use sunscreen 15 min before sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours when out in sun. Always use extra sun protection measures like hats, scarf, umbrella etc when out in sun for long. Stopping melaglow does not give tanning, sun exposure does.
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Hydroquinone tretinoin mometasone cream ko band krne k bad kya use kre ki pigmentation dubara na ho.

Dr. Ruchi A. Gupta 91% (5440 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Hydroquinone tretinoin mometasone cream ko band krne k bad kya use kre ki pigmentation dubara na ho.
Hi, please stop this combination cream. Use sunscreen like sunban or photostable every 2 hours when out in sun. You can prefer milder creams with niacinamide or vitamin c or kojic to apply at night for a few weeks. For specific recommendations, please send pictures to me or consult a local dermatologist.
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Nose pigmentation pr hydroquinone tretinoin &mometasone night me use ki or eoderm din me use ki thik ho gya ab is cream ko band kr skti hu or is cream ko pregnancy me use kr skte h kya.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (35135 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor,
Nose pigmentation pr hydroquinone tretinoin &mometasone night me use ki or eoderm din me use ki thik ho gya ab is cre...
Yes, stop using it. Don't use in pregnancy.
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Is azelaic acid 10% effective for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Or should I use 20%

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 93% (67262 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Is azelaic acid 10% effective for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Or should I use 20%
treatment depends on the grade of pigment skin.. for accurate diagnosis and treatment do direct online consultation with photos
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I have black spots and pigmentation in my face. I used some medicine but not change in my face.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (119787 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I have black spots and pigmentation in my face. I used some medicine but not change in my face.
You can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh, not from readymade gels available in market) on your face. 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.
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