Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

170 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How to increase the fairness on face?

Answered by
Dr. Kakkar S.


Practicing since :2002

Answered : 8093 Questions

Posted on Thu, 12 Dec 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: hi doctor myself XXXXX 21 years old How i get fareness on my face .
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 47 minutes later
Brief Answer: Use melanin reducing creams along with sunscreen Detailed Answer: Hi Deepanshu. At your age its is a very common question that we as dermatologists have to answer in day to day practice. These days one can find so many advertisements in print media and television about cosmetics/creams that claim to give you fairness and perfect blemish free skin. In this day and age of cut-throat competition they claim to give magical results but instead of doing good they can cause more harm like acne, irritation, pigmentation etc. So i would advice you consult a dermatologist who would tell you about the right products for your skin. Before answering your question i want to enlighten on certain facts. >Indian skin is either Type III, IV and V as compared to people living in the West who have either Type I or Type II skin. Skin type is genetically determined. Type I skin has no melanin and Type III skin had Good amount of melanin and is thus brown looking as in Indians whereas Type VI skin is found in Negroes. Indian skin becomes dark (tanned) on exposure to sunlight because of synthesis of new melanin which protects us from sun (Photoageing). Therefore Indians can become dark complexioned when exposed to excessive sun outdoors. That is because indian skin reproduces new melanin which is visible as tanning/dark complexion. Since skin type is genetically determined so we cannot change the skin type (f.g from skin type III to skin type I) but we can remove the tan/dark complexion caused by sun exposure by various demelanising creams. >Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF at least 30+ which mentions coverage against both UV A and UV B rays. Apply it liberally on your face at least 15-20 mins before stepping out of the house and reapply very 2-3 hours. >In the evening you can use a demelanising cream which contains products like glycolic acid, kojic acid, arbutin, tetrahydrocurcumin, liquorice extract. Their are various cream which combine these products in various concentrations and i would advice you to consult a dermatologist and get one of these prescribed which you can use regularly. Hope it answers your query take care. regards dr. kakkar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Sun tanning

doctor1 MD

Sir,the skin of my neck[both back and front] turning black.I have a fair complexion.My face looks fair.I have tried many lotions,creams but no result.I feel that it may be due to some inner health problem in my body.I never know the exact reason.But i know for sure that it was not sun taning.Could you plz diagonise the problem and suggest some treatment to get rid of skin discolouration in neck?

doctor1 MD

Hi I am 47 years old and have what I am now assuming is a nasal crease from having some pretty severe allergies for all of my adult life, my allergies are mostly under control but the crease is prominent now and white. I work outside and use sunscreen but still am exposed to tanning rays and while my skin darkens the line is more white than ever, not to mention I have Native American blood so it s very pronounced all year. Is there a cream that would diminish the crease? I m even open to plastic surgery procedures if that would be an option, last ditch effort kind of option. Any suggestions?

doctor1 MD

i got some rashes on hands, when i consulted specialists, they said to full sleeve shirts to avoid sun exposure because my skin has turned sun sensitive...I am 25 years old, so is it possible that now my skin turns sun sensitive..?because of this rashes on my hands, i wouldn t able to wear t-shirts. and its too much itching whenever hands get expose to normal sunlight also. please someone suggest me good medicine or a doctor to consult.

doctor1 MD

Hi,I have had some sort off allergic reaction I think.Suddenly my face started burning up and now I have a red sunburn like rash all over my face and body which is warm to the touch.It happened about 15 mins after taking my morning vitamins.I also am taking a course of Anavar at the moment.I have never had any problems with it before but could this be the cause.Should I see a doctor or will it go away naturally?

doctor1 MD

My daughter was sun tanning for the last 3 days . She is fairly pale. She was in the heat for about 2 hours each day and put zero sunscreen and a ton of sun tanning lotion so she can get a quick XXXXXXX Well, that didn't work well at all. She went...

doctor1 MD

Tanned Skin with Acne Spot Kindly suggess any effective cream for skin lightening and spot removal within short period of time

doctor1 MD

Hii, me KB. Of 25 years old. My skin tone is dark, I hv already used cream melacare and otherone I forgot bt after stop using my skin become darker den normal skin tone. Wt to do? Should I use the Eukroma cream for glow? Will remain there effect...