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Healo.. Hope u r doing great.. Actuly my face ,hands and neck's skin becomes dark since few years almost 4-5 years may be due to smoking , sun exposer. Is there any way to get back natural fairer skin tone by any naturally or by any skin treatments ?
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Dr. Ujjwala Verma
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hi first quit smoking, put broad spectrum sunscreen on exposed part. try putting sour curd and besan everyday if possible for 15 min. though this will help only in recent tanning . but for deeper pigmentation it wont work efficiently. some times it is not tanning , darkening of skin can be because of some internal poblem as well. and ofcourse never rub your skin to remove tan otherwise you will end up with macular amyloidosis
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Dr. Govind Suresh Mittal
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Hi. Greetings. Sun tanning can occur even with short exposures and this is a protective mechanism of skin which is called immediate pigment darkening. Don't worry, continue to use a sunscreen of high SPF  at least around 30 - and reapply every three or four hours if exposed to sunlight for long duration. The following precautions would help you : 1. sunscreen should be applied half hour before sun exposure 2. Daily bed time use of moisturiser like cetaphil or emoderm in case of dry skin. Reapply during lunch break during office hours. 3. Use Peeling agents prescribed by dermatologist for reducing tan. Chemical  peels and micro derm abrasion is also an option. 4. Evaluation by dermatologist as to rule out any other causes of skin pigmentation. 5. Kindly read my blog on daily skin care on Practo health feed. Hope this helps. Warm regards. Further queries may be sent on follow up messaging.
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