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Darker complexion of skin. Was fair. Suggest diet or creams?

hi, this is kavya from blore i have a query for skin related problem,i m basically from blore ,earlier my skin was very fair but now these days i m finding that my skin turning toward darker complexation. So, hardly i get exposure of Sun, but eventhough very rapidly i m oberserving changes in my skin color,So, i need some remedial measures, which can help in reducing melanin pigment in my body or some suggested diet plan or creams to apply on skin.pls. help and suggest.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Hi Kavya ,
Thanks for your query ..You can do the following :

1)Sunscreens : A broad-spectum sunblock with SPF 30 or above and having both UV-A and UV-B protection ,should be used before stepping out of the house. You must apply this 20 -30 mins before going out. Reapply after 4-6 hours .Using this even if you are not exposed to sun directly is recommended.
2) To reduce existing pigmentation ,you may consider going for Glycolic peels with a qualified dermatologist once every 15-30 days for a few sittings and then maintain the results using the above protective measure.
3) Vitamin C orally (1000mg) per day for 3 months will help lightening faster.
4) For the darker areas, you may consider using creams having Glycolic acid or Kojic acid and Vit.C
5) Do not use OTC moisturizers before sun-exposure. several OTC products have photosensitizing agents and actually make the skin darker .It is good to use the sunscreen alone or if the skin is dry ,you may use medicated moisturizers like Cetaphil etc.

Hope this is helpful..Take care!
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