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Skin near knee darkening. Lost weight. Reason?

hi im having a diet that i eat once every 1-2 days and only a little , i used to weigh like 240 lbs now im around 180 lbs and 7.2ft tall , my skin near my left knee is turning black , my mom s skin is turning black too but under her left eye... whats the reason ? and thanks if you answer me ... i really need to know what caused this
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Thanks for the query posted .

I would be pleased to answer your question .
Your condition and your mother's condition of skin darkening are totally different .
Your condition on the knee can be due to friction or hormonal changes or Vitamin B 12 deficiency .
You should get Chemical Glycolic peels done for the knee to lighten it or even have multivitamin supplements .
Avoid friction on the area .

For your mother's condition :

She should apply over the counter Vitamin C serum on the area twice a day daily

Thanks and take care
Answered: Sat, 1 Dec 2012
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