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Skin turning black due to exposure to sun,pimples

hi i live in a place called Thanjavur which is very near to equator.I previously used to have very fair skin but now due exposure to sun i have turned black and got pimples .Is it possible to get my fair skin tone back.I have to be in sun almost all time and if I use umbrella or try to protect myself from sun people laugh as they are used to sun and they are black mainly rustics.What can I do , i am depressed .I want my skin tone back.I WANT MY FAIR SKIN BACK.i am a college student
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

welcome to health care magic.

i will be glad to be of 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 ban a tan which are available which have to be applied at night. they contain kojic acid and arbutine. 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.

for acne you can use clindamycin gel on it twice a day.

Answered: Fri, 18 May 2012
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