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Why is there change in the skin color of my body , face and hands ?

Why do I have a very darker shade colour on my face and hands than any other part of my body
Tue, 3 May 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
face,neck and hands are expose part.
they expose more to sun light,dust,wind,dirt,pollution as compare to other part of body.
so they r more darker then other part
most common cause is ultra violet radiation of sun.
use sunscreen with spf more then 25 twice a day.
wear gloves or full sleeve cloths
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Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist Dr. K.Shanmugam's  Response
NORMALLY, SUN EXPOSED PARTS ARE DARKER THAN THE UNEXPOSED PARTS.DUE TO SUN LIGHT, OUR MELANIN PIGMENT SECRETION (BLACK PIGMENTATION) IS INCREASED IN THE SKIN. THIS IS THE REASON FOR DARKER SHADE COLOUR ON YOUR FACE AND HANDS THAN ANY OTHER PARTS.FOR PREVENTIVE MEASURES, YOU MAY USE THE MOISTURES, SUN SCREEN PROTECTIVES MEASURES ETC.
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