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Is it good to use kojic acid soap and clearz cream to cure dry and tanned skin?

Hi Dr , I have dry and tan skin. And my friend suggested to use any kojic acid soap and clearz cream from DR s reddys lab. Should I go for it or pl suggest. Also if I should use the same than till what duration and how to use .? Pl reply on my query....
Fri, 31 Jan 2014
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Hi 

Thanks for your query

You seem to have developed skin pigmentation due to tanning.

Topical medications can definitely be of help to you in reducing the pigmentation to some extent.
I would advice that you should use a lightening agent like kojic acid and vitamin c combination over the affected areas. This is a simple, harmless lightening agent which can be used for as long the blackish pigmentation is there.
Also ,try not to touch the area too much. 

Also ,try not to touch the area too much 
Use proper sunscreen (spf>26) before going out in the sun so that the lesion doesn't darken any further 
Take a diet rich in vitamin C and antioxidants like Citrus fruits and lots of salads 
If after all the above measures, the pigmentation tend to persist, then I would advise that you should see a dermatologist as there are various other measures for the treatment of pigmented skin like the use of chemical peels, dermabrasion etc which a dermatologist can decide according to the type of scars.. 

Hope it helps 
Wishing you speedy recovery 
Dr Geetika Paul 
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