Dark Complexion

Dark complexion is a type of skin color where there are excess melanin pigments in the skin. People having dark skin are often referred to as black people. Dark complexion protects skin from DNA damage and absorbs UV rays necessary for the body. It also protects the skin against folate depletion.

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Why do I become very dark if I stop using Clobetamil G cream?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using Clobetamil G cream since four years. But I did not get any irritations or side effects. But, if I stop using that cream I become very dark. If I consult a doctor, there is no use but if I use that cream again I will become very fair. Maybe my skin is addicted to this cream. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Clobetamil (Clobetasol and Gentamycin) is a strong topical corticosteroid cream, it is not a fairness cream. Clobetamil makes your skin very thin. That is why you feel you are getting fair. Thinning of skin makes it more sensitive to sunlight. Clobetamil is useful for ecz...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old with excessively oily and dark skin. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old with excessively oily skin, despite not consuming excess fast or oily foods. My skin is too sensitive. Even after using a sunscreen powder with SPF 40, my skin is getting excessively darker after getting out. What should I do? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Take a capsule of Perfectil daily. Apply vitamin C cream at night. Continue your sunblock. Use Cetaphil cleanser for oily skin. Use for two to three months. Skin will glow but do not expect white color as it will not be achieved. I hope this...  Read Full »

How can I get a fairer complexion?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin is a bit oily and I had a really fair complexion but nowadays it has become dark. So please tell me a solution to get fairer complexion.  Read Full »

Dr. Naik Dessai Gauri Govind

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can do the following for tanning. Use a very good sunscreen. The proper method of using sunscreen is to use a sun protection cream. Sunscreen or sunblock with SPF of at least 30+ daily. If you are going to be outdoors for a long time you can use SPF of 50+. The sunscr...  Read Full »

Why is my face darker than the rest of my body?

Query: Hello doctor, The color of the skin on my face is too dark when compared to the skin on my nose, cheeks, and rest of my body. How can I restore the original color on my face?  Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The skin often darkens due to tanning under the effect of UV (ultraviolet) rays. I would strongly recommend using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. The sunscreen has to be applied at least half an hour before you go out and has to be reapplied every four hours till ...  Read Full »

I Want A Fair Skin. Can I Use Skinlite Cream To Get A Fair And Glowing Skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very dark skin. One of my friends used skinlite cream and she has turned very fair. Can I also use that cream to get a fair and glowing skin?  I really want a fair skin. I am just tired of my skin. Please help me doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Natural complexion is the best. Melanin, the pigment responsible for the skin color has protective effects. Use cleanser like cetaphil to wash your face. You can use sunscreen lotions like shade lotion regularly 2-3 times a day. Skinlite is a combination cream with ...  Read Full »

My lower lip is lighter than my upper lip, and I have a dark skin complexion. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My lower lip is lighter than my upper lip, and I have a dark skin complexion. If I use Mandelic acid, will it change my lower lip to its darker color?   Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Mandelic acid will not help in your case. It could be some reaction to multiple cosmetics or lip balm products that there is a color difference. Always try to find dermatologically suitable lip balms or avoid them as muc...  Read Full »

I have sensitive skin and my lighter skin tone has turned to a darker side. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have sensitive skin, and as a kid, I would go for vacations, and at that time, I did not know the importance of sunscreen, so every time I would return home, my skin would be sensitive to touch, and it peeled. The more I went, the darker my skin became, and now I do not go as often, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it sounds like frequent tanning, in which case, you may use fresh lime juice, orange peel, or tomato paste to soothe the tanned surfaces. If done regularly, it can help restore the lighter tone somewhat. However, I need to confirm if there is any fun...  Read Full »

Please suggest products to improve the skin color of a 3 month old.

Query: Hi doctor, Please suggest a good soap, lotion, or massage oil to improve the color. She is three months old. I already tried using pigeon soap, pigeon lotion, tedibar, Cetaphil lotion, olive oil.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per evidence-based medicine, no such product can improve color. It is not advisable to use any product which can or has an effect on skin color. For massage, any oil which suits the baby (coconut oil, olive oil) will do. The baby regains its original color by the ...  Read Full »

Why is my underarm too dark?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and I have this problem for the last three years. My underarm is too dark and I cannot wear sleeveless tops. I am getting married soon and am really embarrassed because the sensitive area is also with dark skin and I really need an absolute solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. Dark body folds are more commonly seen in those who are overweight. If that is the case, then weight issues need to be addressed. I suggest you use either a Kojic acid or Glycolic acid based cream for the dark body folds. Regards. For further...  Read Full »

I am dark-skinned. Is there any possibility of changing color if I drink red wine?

Query: Hello doctor,I am dark-skinned. Is there any possibility of changing color? If I drink red wine.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that your complexion is very dark. There could be various reasons for the same.If genetic, it means that even if your parents have the same complexion, nothing can be done about it. We can go for specific treatments if it is because of excessive ...  Read Full »

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