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What treatment should I take for lightening the skin color ?

Hi, I need some advice on my face skin colour. See actually I was born with tanned skin. But now I am 20 and my face has gone darker than the rest of my body. I know you may say its because of the sun exposure and I must apply sun block and stuff. But thing is nowadays I am not going out under the sun a lot as I used to. Just wanna know could it be other factors such as health or any particular supplements or food that I am taking thats causing this. Or am I having any defficiency. Need Help??? Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 29 Feb 2012
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Infectious Diseases Specialist 's  Response
Hi, you should be examined to determine if you need laboratory test or not. There are diseases that can make your skin look tanned (haemocromatosis, leishmaniasis, adrenal insuficience) but those are diseases that cause a lot of symptoms that you seems not to be having. But you could go to a Dermatologyst to be examined if you have doubts.
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Dermatologist Dr. Pradeep kumari's  Response
You have good observation however tanning is not present at birth simply because tanning is a protective reflex of body on sun-exposure.
Yes vitamin deficiencies and some micronutrients can lead to skin darkening in certain areas.
Similarly some hormonal changes can also lead to darkening of certain areas specially with thyroid; peripheral insulin resistance or diabetes.
If you are overweight; it can also be one of the reasons.
So; if you are feeling that you have become darker overtime which was earlier not the case; go consult your dermatologist.
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response

Thanks for choosing HCM..,

I gone through Ur history...,

It seems U have no pathological problem ...,

inside Ur body...,

It is only due to Sun tanning....

Face is darker than question..,

of other causes to be involved...ok..,


1) Good sunscreen lotion....SUNCARE SPF 50....,

2) Kojic and vit C cream night times...,on face

3) Plenty of vegetables and fruits...,

4) umberella while going outside...,

It will give better results...

ok...good luck..,
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