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Have dark circles and suntan. Sensitive skin. How do I treat this?

Hi doctor am Hasini. My skin was very sensitive. My body color was white but my face and neck was in black because of sunlight. Now what can do to make my face and neck become white without any sideeffect. I had some pores in my face too. And i had black circles under my eyes for long days. Kindly give me fine solution for all my queries....
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello Hasini,
Thanks for posting your query.

Home remedies are best sources to treat Tan as they can be applied on the skin without any risk of the side effects.

Exfoliation of the skin removes the dead cells present in the skin due to the tan and allocates the fresh skin in place of it. Exfoliation of the skin removes the dead cells present in the skin due to the tan and allocates the fresh skin in place of it.

The addition of the honey or lemon juice in salt and sugar can create a perfect natural body scrub.

Glycerine blended with sugar and lemon juice can help to get rid of tan. Mixing 1/4 cup of lemon juice with 1/2 cup sugar and some drops of glycerine can help in eradicating the tan as soon as possible.
One should apply this mixture with light hand to the tanned area in a circular motion. One should make use of only finger tips to scrub the tanned areas gently as it works faster on the tanned part.

One should add cooled curd with some quantity of turmeric powder and should apply it on the tanned parts like face and neck. The paste should be applied for 30 minutes and washed after that with cold water.

Aloe vera gel should be applied on face directly to remove tan after that it should be cleaned with lukewarm water.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wishing you good health.
Answered: Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello Hasini,

Thanks for posting your query.

Dark circles are caused due to various reasons. People who are born with thinner skins under their eyes often expose the dark veins underneath and they appear as dark circles. Fatigue and shortage of sleep also causes dark circles. Sinus problems and pregnancy are also causes of dark circles. The bony structure of the skull into which eyes are deeply set can also develop shadows typically called the dark circles. As sunlight increases the pigmentation level it causes under eye tanning and thus dark circles.

Some medications cause dilated blood vessels which when revealed through the lighter under eye skins seem to be dark and cause dark circles. Shortage of some essential nutrients in diet can also cause dark circles. Hormonal imbalances as a product of menstruation, pregnancy or menopause can also cause dark circles. The skin under the eyes also turns dark as we advance in age.

Cucumber is a very good astringent and skin toner.
Apply Potato .
Lemon juice, orange lentil flour, puree of tomato and turmeric paste when blended and applied on the eyes and are left for quarter of an hour.
Drinking of plain drinking water
Cotton balls dipped in rose water and then placed on the eyes.
A dollop of cream applied under the eye , left for a brief period and then washed off also does the wonder of removing dark circles under the eyes.
One can even apply cream rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin C .
Vitamin C and Iron are said to be the essential food supplements for removing dark circles.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wishing you good health.
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Sudarshan's  Response
Thanks for writing in.

Sun exposure can aggravate pigmentation.Keeping the sunprotection is important to treat hyperpigmentation. Use sunscreen with SPF 50.

Effective oral and topical medications are now available for Hyperpigmentation around eye.

My advise to you would be to use topical Glyaha cream with good moisturizer.
Take vitamin C tablets daily.

Few treatments like microdermabrasion and chemical peel can help to dark spots effectively.

You are on right track.Please continue the treatment.It takes one to three months to show effects.

Hope this helps.


Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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