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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:34 pm    Post subject: skin color and hyperpigmentation Reply with quote

Posted this on the wrong forum, so here it goes again.

Thanks in advance to anyone who replies to my post. I'm 47 and my skin is 'brown' (I'm originally from India) with yellow undertones to it. Lately I have had hyperpigmentation on both sides of my face, over my cheekbones and my dark undereye circles seem to be getting darker still. Over the counter hydroquinone has not helped. Did I not read somewhere that hydroquinine might actually darken certain types of skin. Do ingredient reaction differ for people with different skin colors? I would like to try kojic acid lighteners. Does anyone have any suggestions for sensibly priced drug-store obtainable skin lighteners. Is there any DIY way to find out the cause of hyperpigmentation? I haven't had any allergic reactions to new products. Does that automatically mean it is due to excessive melanin? Also, how does one find out about the concentrations of active ingredients such as AHA acids, kojic acid etc. Most store bought products don't list their ingredient strength.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Skin discoloration is so common. Hydroquinone, without a prescription is limited to 2%. Prescription is at 4%.

With the kind of discoloration you describe, I would go to a dermotologist and get a medical grade product. Discoloration on the face usually responds well to prescription products but it takes time, weeks to months. I would not use a laser or IPL to treat the discoloration on your skin. My favorite treatment for what you describe is Triluma. It is about
100$ for a tube, but the tube lasts a very long time. Using drug store products will probably cost you frustration and time. Drug store products do have good ingredients, but they are often not strong enough for people with real pigmentation problems.

With your skin color, it is important to not do anything to create more discoloration such as waxing done improperly, sun exposure etc.

A quality sun screen is necessary EVERY DAY.

Good luck.

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Location: york, pa

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol..i just posted the answer to where you originally asked the question! check there to see what i wrote!
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