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Have skin with acne, dark spots, dark circles and am dark in complexion. Solution?

Hey...I am a girl of age approx 25 years old....i have a skin with little acnes with their dark spots...I am very tensed about it because i am engaged and my laws are very conscious about it...i also have dark circles around my eyes...
My complexion is also little dark...Kindly suggest me something and tell me something that what can i do?
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
You have mentoned three skin concern
Acne and PIH
Dark skin
Dark circles.

To treat acne and pigmentation
Use a salicylic acid based face wash like saslic
Apply adapalene gel in night and clindamycin gel twice in day over acne lesions
Use a water based moisturiser and sunscreen like acne moist and suncote
Get your comedones extracted regularly
Apply Kojic acid vitamin c based cream over spots like kojivit

To treat dark circles
Take adequate sleep
Avoid too much visual strain
Take nutritious diet
Take iron and vitamin c supplements
Apply kojivit cream over dark circles.

Regular use of sunscreen will prevent further tanning of face. Also take few sessions of chemical peels as this will reduce acne pigmentation dark circles and will improve your complexion too.

Take care
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Neera Kataria's  Response
Hi, thanks for writing in.
I understand your concern regarding acne and dark spots.First of all dont be stressed , it may aggravate acne and dark circles.I will try to help you out.

You seem to have low grade acne with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and dark circles (periorbital hyperpigmentation )
You may do as follows:
Take a few sessions of glycolic peels from a doctor, it will help in reduction of acne, pigmentation , improve skin tone , shed off superficial tan so that skin will look radiant.
Avoid sun exposure as much as possible, and use a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day even if indoors.
Get your black heads and white heads extracted regularly
Use a salicylic acid based face wash twice or thrice a day
Apply a glycolic or kojic acid cream at night for the dark spots.
Take a well balanced diet rich in iron, vitamins.
Drink plenty of water.
You may take oral supplements of Vit C and vit E and other antioxidants.
For dark circles peri orbital peels and glycolic based cream at night.
There can be redness and dryness which varies form person to person so dermatologist's supervision is mandatory .

Complexion is something which cannot be drastically improved so dont get moved by any advertisements. You may aim at a glowing and even toned skin.Peeling will help to shed off the superficial tan and help you achieve your skin's natural colour. I hope you understand that .

Hope this helps you
All the best
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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