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What can I do to lighten my skin color and remove pigmentation marks?

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I am having pigmentation marks on my face and shoulders because of dandruff. I really wanna look fair and make my skin glow pl tell me what can i do for that. Right now i am using derma dew acne soap and lotion for face. Please suggest me good cream and soap to look fair
Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 in Pigmentation Problems
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later

Thanks for writing to us.

For lightening of skin color and to remove pigmentation marks, the therapies which inhibit melanin production are helpful.

You can follow these measures like-
1. Apply sunscreen lotion with spf above 30 regularly.
2. Raw potato juice, mashed avocado, cocoa butter, lime juice and honey can be applied daily to the area.
3. Take about 20 volume of hydrogen peroxide to which add about two tablespoonful of milk powder and then mix it with a few drops of glycerine. Apply this mix on the pigmented areas and let it remain for 20 minutes. Then rinse the skin with water and subsequently apply moisturizer.
4. Take same amount of vinegar and use for cleansing the skin. Rinse the skin and let it dry naturally by air. The acetic acid in the vinegar will help in getting rid of the dark color and also allows the skin to remain radiant as well as smooth. XXXXXXX cider vinegar as well as natural vinegars are beneficial for treating this health condition.
5. Mix a Vitamin E capsule with some drops of castor oil and spread the content over the affected parts.
6. Onion juice is also very good. Mix equal amount of vinegar and apply the content on the affected area.

All of these are natural remedies. These do not guarantee any help but are safe and effective upto some extent.

Some therapies that can assure you permanent effects are laser therapy and cryosurgery which you can discuss with your dermatologist.

I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.

Wishing you good health.

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Follow-up: What can I do to lighten my skin color and remove pigmentation marks? 16 hours later
Than you Dr. XXXXXXX for the reply. But, isn't there any cream or lotion and soap i can use to make myself look fair.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 4 hours later

Thanks for writing again.

You can use any cream or soap but how effective are they is doubtful.

They are all marketing based products and their efficacy is not scientifically proven by randomized controlled trials.

I suggest you to use a cream or lotion that best suits your skin.

Hope my answer is helpful.

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