Greetings. Is your natural skin colour on the dark? It is normal for most people to darken by a couple of shades than their actual skin colour in their teens and early twenties, but many of them regain some of their color as they get settled in more 'indoor' jobs. Largely our acquired colour depends on our sun exposure and on our exposure to pollution, etc (you must have noticed - skin looks clearer after a long holiday to a not so polluted city/country). Apart from these, there may be other causes of pigmentation - as a part of photoageing/hormonal changes/vitamin deficiencies/ so on and so forth. The pattern of change of skin tone gives the dermatologist an insight into cause of your pigmentation. So just lightening creams may not be the ultimate solution. Whole body lightening just for the sake of whitening may not be the best thing to do .. how long will you go on to do it ??
See a qualified dermatologist and a counsellor near you. Warm regards.
Thanks for the query.
Please don't have unrealistic expectations.
Outdoor activities make our skin tan. The only option is to wear protective full sleeves clothing, cap or a hat, to carry an umbrella and sunglasses.
Skin already tanned can be treated with depigmenting creams.
A good skin care regimen comprises 4 steps - cleansing, toning, moisturizing and sunblock.
Based on your skin type, a dermatologist will recommend you appropriate products
There are different ways to achieve a flawless skin after acne and it needs medical interventions.
Acne treatment has multiple stages - to control new breakouts, to clear the sequalae (pigmentation and scars) and to prevent a relapse.
If you have active acne lesions, it should be controlled on priority basis.
Acne scar and pores can be treated with subcision, dermaroller, fractional CO2 lasers, chemical peels and likewise.
Remember combining treatment modalities help to achieve desired results earlier.
Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation.