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Tanned Skin

A person's skin that has darkened due to exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun or artificial tanning lamp is called tanned skin. The pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) release melanin (skin color pigment) to protect the skin from the harmful effects of sunrays. Excess sun exposure can result in premature aging, increased risk of cancer, and sunburn.

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Please advise me on the best treatment for tan removal.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old man and I have been dealing with a tan for the past eight years. The tan covers my entire face, but when I grow a beard for a month and then shave it off, my skin returns to its original color. I am wondering if my tan is deep, stubborn, or easily removable. Experts ...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that tanning occurs as a result of sun exposure. When you grow a beard, the hair acts as a protective barrier for the skin underneath, making it appear fairer when you shave. The tan y...  Read Full »

My skin is tanned due to sun exposure. How to remove it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. My skin is getting tan due to sun exposure. I want to protect my skin from sun exposure. What tips would you suggest to reduce this sun exposure on my skin? Are there any de-tanning creams or treatments to reduce the darkness on my face? Kindly suggest some u...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are doing well. I have gone through the details provided from your end and I do understand your concern. Skin tanning occurs most prominently due to long hours of sun exposure and may sometimes occur due to a genetic history along with hormonal fluctuation...  Read Full »

My face complexion is much darker than my chest. How to regain it?

Query: Hi doctor,My face complexion is much darker than my chest. The reason may be overexposure to sun and pollution. Please suggest me ways to get fair skin.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tanning is a common issue in countries with a predominantly longer summer. However, there are many effective ways toregain the fair complexionusing depigmentation creams, chemical peels, lasers, etc. In addition to those, the most important step is to use a proper sunsc...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my skin tan and pigmentation?

Query: Hello doctor,My skin tone is brown or tanned type, and it is excessively oily and sensitive. My skin had already lots of pigmentation because of pimples and acne. I am also suffering from PCOD, so pigmentation is also present on my chin and neck region. Kindly suggest me proper advice for getting ri...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern.Skin tanning is a side effect of excessive sunlight exposure. Indian skin is very prone to tanning. I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructions: Avoid direct sunlight exposure as much as you can. Wear sunglass, caps, and cover expo...  Read Full »

I am seeking sunscreen lotion to avoid tanning. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, and my job requires a lot of outdoor activities. I am concerned about getting tanned. I use sunscreen regularly, but I am still getting darker. Are there specific types of sunscreen or additional measures I should consider to protect my skin from the sun? Also...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. Regarding your concern about sun exposure due to your job, you can use Solimo sunscreen lotion (Octinoxate and Oxyben...  Read Full »

I have tanned skin. Please suggest whitening pills.

Query: Hello, I am a 22 year old, male. I have a very sensitive skin, even after using sunscreens, it is tanned. Suggest me any skin whitening pills.  Read Full »

Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. As such there are no skin whitening pills. Glutathione pills are marketed as skin whitening pill, but its use is not recommended by doctors. It is essential to know how you use your sunscreen. Sunscreens with SPF 30 are good for regular use. Sunscreen should be a...  Read Full »

What is the ideal Glutathione dosage for skin brightening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, 6 feet tall, and weigh around 165 pounds. I recently consulted a dermatologist for Glutathione injections. My dermatologist suggested an intravenous drip (1200 mg Glutathione and 8000 mg vitamin C), but I am unsure about how safe is it to have 8000 mg of vitamin C in one ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. The injectable formulation dose recommended is 600 to 1200 mg once or twice a week, but various adverse effects are reported with the intravenous route due to possibilities of overdose toxicity or may b...  Read Full »

What causes blackish arms, and neck compared to the body?

Query: Hello doctor, My arms, neck and underarms are blackish compared to the rest of my body. Please look at my pictures and inform me the solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you are concerned. Looking at your photographs, I can appreciate that you have two things (attachment removed to protect patient identity). 1. Acanthosis nigricans: The darkening of the neck and underarms is due to thickening of the skin, known as ...  Read Full »

How can I manage recurring skin issues after stopping medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing excessive dryness on my facial skin, coupled with the appearance of black tanned spots. After consulting with a local doctor, I was prescribed Photo ban 50 for this issue. Whenever I take medication, this dryness exacerbates. I have a history of endometriosis a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the details and images you provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Excessive skin dryness can result from using hormonal tablets and Fucidin H cream. If you are still using the ...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old male and I am worried about my face and hands getting darker due to sun exposure. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male and I am 177 centimeters tall and my weight is 132.77 pounds. When I was a child my skin color was fair but as years passed by my face and my hands started becoming darker due to sun exposure and my body is still fair in color. I need to ask how to get back my f...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Skin tanning is a side effect of excessive sunlight exposure. Indian skin is very prone to get tanned. I will explain the treatment and precautions in a point-wise manner: 1. Avoid direct sunlight exposure as much as you ...  Read Full »

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