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Suggest medication to improve skin tone

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: I got tanned on my shoulder,neck and elbows.How to remove it as soon as early.i worked under direct sun for whole day and now it look black and white on skin tone.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Use a kojic acid cream and sunscreen

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
To remove tanning use a cream containing kojic acid on the affected areas of the body twice daily.
Many brands are available in the market like kojivit cream, kojiglo cream or clearz plus. You can use any of the above.
All are equally effective.
Besides this use a high spf sunscreen lotion on the entire sun exposed areas every 3-4 hours during the day time.
Also make use of cap, full sleeved clothes, collared shirt, umbrella and sunglasses to protect yourself from direct sunlight.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (44 minutes later)
any home remedy suggestion? someone told me to use lemon on effected area or sodium bicarbonate?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can use lemon but not sodium bicarbonate

Detailed Answer:
You can use lemon on the affected areas but don't try sodium bicarbonate as it can cause an irritant reaction.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Brief Answer: Use a kojic acid cream and sunscreen Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcaremagic To remove tanning use a cream containing kojic acid on the affected areas of the body twice daily. Many brands are available in the market like kojivit cream, kojiglo cream or clearz plus. You can use any of the above. All are equally effective. Besides this use a high spf sunscreen lotion on the entire sun exposed areas every 3-4 hours during the day time. Also make use of cap, full sleeved clothes, collared shirt, umbrella and sunglasses to protect yourself from direct sunlight. I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to clarify any further doubts. Regards Dr Asmeet