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Male. Face became darker after puberty. No help from different products. Suggestions?

Hi I m a 21 year old black male from Germany, and I have some questions concerning my skin problem. Sadly after my puberty , I have noticed that my face became 3 shades darker than the Rest of my body. I have tried many health products to cleans my face, but all failed to recover my skin. My question is, do i have some kind of health disease? Cause its only face that became much darker
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi..thanks for your query.
You don not seem to suffer from any health disorder.You can follow the steps below to lighten your skin tone by a few shades:
1)Use a sunscreen with SPF more than50
2)Take oral vitamin c supplements and antioxidants
3)Apply a mild Glycolic acid based or Kojic acid based skin lightening cream every day.
4) Take chemical peels like Glycolic Acid peels every 15-30 days.These are latest and safest methods of skin lightening when done under the supervision of trained dermatologists.They frequently produce optimum results after 4-6 sittings.
hope this helps. take care!
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Neera Kataria's  Response
Hi, thanks for pisting your query
You dont seem to have any health disease
Face can be darker if it is exposed to sun or if you are on medication which can cause photosensitivity
The following may be of help
Use a sunscreen withspf25+ and UVA+++ during day,repeat every three hours
Use a glycolic 6% face wash
Get Glycolic or mixed peels for face
Use glycolic or kojic cream at night
Take oral antioxidants and betacarotenes

I hope these may help you
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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