Q. Why is there tanning of skin?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 15, 2018

Hi doctor,

I do not know why my face is two colored. My cheeks are fair but my forehead, nose and mouth area is dark. But sometimes I look very fair but sometimes I look very dark. I get darker when I go swimming and if I stay in the sun for a minute, I get tanned badly. I am just using homemade remedies such as lemon and curd, banana and curd told by my grandma. I want to be fair and glowing. What should I do?

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

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I have gone through your query. With your descriptions, it seems you have developed dark complexion at the forehead, nose, and mouth of your face. These areas are found with more sebaceous glands which lead to excessive oiliness under the influence of hormones. This leads to more photosensitivity and more post inflammatory hyperpigmentation causing temporary tanning of these areas. You can use Sunban forte sunscreen (Titanium dioxide, Oxybenzone, etc.) daily in the morning and try to keep your self away from the sun. You can use Glutathione containing cream.

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