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Have acne on face. Took mincycline tablet. Skin getting darker and oily. Looking for the safe treatment

Hello, Before 6-8 months, i had a major acne problem on face. I took treatment with mincycline tablet(Minoz 50) for a month. And using continuously Dermadew acne soap till date. Now acne almost gone. But my skin goes darken day by day. Dr suggested me to apply dermadew caloe lotion on face for 2 times. But that making my face more darken and oily. Please suggest me rite treatment or vitamin that make my face somewhat fair.
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
Minocycline has a tendency to increase sensitivity to sun and may at times cause pigmentation over face.
To treat the same
use of sunscreen daily having both UVB and UVA protection is necessary.
Take vitamin C supplements
use kojic acid or glycolic acid based face wash
apply a steroid free pigmentation reducing cream containing hydroquinone and tretinoin once in a day in night.

you may also use ask a specialist feature of this website for a personalised treatment plan as a proper treatment can only be crafted once your skin concern has been examined which can be done by uploading an image of concerned area.

take care

Dr Kalpana Pathak
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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