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Darkening of facial skin. What could be the the cause?

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I am 51 year old male and my face is slowly getting darker and darker everyday. I used to have fair
facial skin. Only my face is darkening.I am an office worker so my sun exposure is very limited.
Posted Tue, 23 Apr 2013 in Pigmentation Problems
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 4 hours later

The most likely causes for darkening of face skin are sun exposure, hereditary and hyper-pigmentaion.

Sun exposure leads to tanning and darkening of skin.

Do's for you ....
1.. Drink plenty of water.
2...Take more of fruits and green vegetables.
3.. Take proper sleep.
4...Avoid smoking.
5...Apply sun screen liberally on your face whenever going out.
6.. Apply a combination of 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp almond oil and 1 tsp milk powder on your face and neck and wash it after 15 minutes
7...  A timeless remedy for lightening the skin color is the dried orange peel powder face pack. You can dry some orange peels naturally in the sun, powder them and then add some curd or milk to it to make a smooth paste. Apply this on your face and neck and wash it off after 15 to 20 minutes.
8.. Apply kojivit cream on your face in night as it would improve your complexion gradually.

You should find considerable improvement in few months.

I hope it helps however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
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Follow-up: Darkening of facial skin. What could be the the cause? 45 minutes later
What kind of powder shall i use to powder the sun-dried orange peels?
Formula milk powder?
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 20 minutes later

You have to dry orange peels in sun, grind it and make powder of it and then add in fresh milk, to make a smooth paste of it.

Milk powder has to be added in the honey and lemon juice combination.

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