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Oily skin, complexion becoming dark, saffron, rubbed tomatoes, multani mitti with rose water. Home remedies?

hiii doctor...i m 21yrs old with oily skin ...and due to hot climate my complexion is becoming too dark so i started avoiding going out...i intake saffron and follow some home remedies like rubbing tomatoes and use of multani mitti with rose could you plz suggest me..what am doing right now would be helpfull to lighten my skin tone ,or any other home remedies to be followed to overcome dark skin tone...???pls help me out...
Asked On : Mon, 21 May 2012
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i can help you with the creams. the home remedies are a slow process and its not sure how much would they help.

first of all, the most important thing to prevent darkening of skin is to prevent constant sun exposure by using a sunscreen of SPF more than 50 if possible. this has to be applied on all exposed parts half an hour before going out to sun and reapplied every 4 hours.

a daily regimen of cleansing your face thrice a day, moisturizing and using sun screen is very effective. there are creams like glycolic acid 6 % cream which are available which have to be applied at night. this helps in skin colour lightening.

there are methods like glycolic acid chemical peels which help in getting rid of the pigmentation, also microdermabrasion or photofacials will help you in getting a glow to your face and will also help with pigmentation.

i suggest you visit a dermatologist who can chart out a plan for you according to the facilities he provides.

Answered: Tue, 22 May 2012
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