I have olive skin. Anytime I get a bug bite or scratch, the scar leaves a dark spot on my skin. Is there any way of lightening these spots so they are not so noticeable?
People with more melanin in their skin do have to deal with skin discoloration after scarring. There are a number of over-the-counter products you can try, such as Murad Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Gel. It contains hydroquinone, which has been shown to lighten hyperpigmentation, as well as glycolic acid, which helps exfoliate skin.
Using these kinds of lightening products won't cause miraculous fading, but it does seem to help in terms of fading the intensity of dark spots. Be sure to try these products on an inconspicuous location first, to make sure they aren’t going to further harm your skin or cause excess lightening and make the areas even more noticeable.
Sun exposure can make scars even darker. Be sure to generously apply sunscreen any time you are going outside and stay out of the direct sunlight as much as possible during the hours between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Most scars do fade over time, however, if the scars are very bothersome you can also consult with a dermatologist about laser treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and filling scars with collagen.
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natural skin remedies like Shea butter, lemon juice, lavender oil, or aloe vera gel works wonders without the harsh effects of bleaching agents like hydroquinone, which is a "suspected carcinogen and probable neurotixin and skin sensitizer. Hydroquinone can also cause a skin disease called ochronosis, which leaves irreversible black-blue lesions on the skin. This bleaching agent is found in some skin-lightening products and moisturizers."
i have scars and litlle soars on my legs where i pick at places. how can i remove them so i can wear shorts again.
i have the same problem, i also have them on my right arm. i always get asked about them.. its embarassing. Anyone have suggestions?
hello,am 36 years old and have serious problem with my body,i been biten by mosquitos at age 8 leve me with ugly sore marks all over my buttom an legs i hate to showe my body or let my boyfriend see me naked, please help me as soon as u can just tell me what to do, i have light colour and the sore marks are brown please tell me what to try thank you...
Did you find a remedy?
vitamin c works well but you have to use something made with stable vitamin c because a lot of these products break down and become useless after you open the tube. If it turns brown it's gone off.
Licorice also lightens dark scar and brown spots.
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