Black Patches In Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can E45 Cream be used on black patches and dry skin on your feet?
    I have black patches on my skin and is very dry especially my feet so will E45 do the job properly.

    • ANSWER:
      E45 is great, it can be used anywhere (except the scalp) and its very mild so it wont make anything any worse.

  2. QUESTION:
    My dog randomly started getting black patches on skin?
    My Maltese Mix boy dog randomly over time started getting patches of a dark black/brown patches. His skin was usually pink. He is about 5 years old. What is this?

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  3. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural skin bleach that really works to improve scattered black patches on skin?
    I applied some turmeric powder all over my face some 2 months back.Looks like the turmeric powder was adulterated with chemicals.I used it continuously for a few days.And one morning when I got up there were dark black patches on my forehead,cheeks,around my chin.It looks odd and ugly.Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      LimE JuiCe + Glicrine + RosE WaTer

      Is A NaturAl SkiN BlEaCh..
      It AlSo ReMoVes ScArEs... And ImProVes SkiN ComPlEXioN

  4. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for horse hair to grow back?
    Yesterday, my horse got spooked and reared up in the barn. She's fine, only she took off a bunch of hair on her face. Its not pretty, since she just has huge black patches of skin all over! I'm just wondering, how long does it usually take for their coat to grow back in?

    • ANSWER:
      Its like a week or two...something like that it will all look like it never happen definitely in a month

  5. QUESTION:
    How can my boyfriend remove his dry black patches of his back and stomach?
    My boyfriend has alot of dry black patches on his back and stomach, it doesn't itch or anything but this is his first time getting this on his skin, I know it's not beg bugs and we change our sheets every week. I cleaned his back with alcohol. He's really upset and I just wanna know what cream is best to clear up his back!!

    • ANSWER:
      Euww. Thats not normal. Go to the doctors.

  6. QUESTION:
    My boyfriends genitals (mostly his penis) have black patches of rising skin on them. What is the cause?
    They smell like sweat, and if you scratch the black patches with you finger nail they start to flake off, and they sound dry/crunchy.

    • ANSWER:
      He should go to the doctor and get that checked out.

      And you might want to stop doing stuff with him and his dry/crunch genitals.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why is my vagina darker than my skin tone?
    I'm asian and 21. I am self conscious to even have sexual intercourse (not that I still don't do it) because I am pretty light skinned but my vagina lips and area is like brownish-black. It's very terrifying to look in the mirror, even after I've shaven it, to still see a black patch of skin down there. I don't know what I can do or what I have been doing that makes it this way. Any suggestions? No perverts please!

    • ANSWER:
      Just like noses and ears, our genitals vary in shapes, sizes and colours too.
      Vagina's can vary in colour from pinkish to greyish. It's not suprising since the rest of your body would be a tanned/asian complexion so your genitals may be a tad darker. Just like fair skinned people often are pinkish in that area. So it's probably just the way you are.

      If you're really concerned you could see a doctor.

  8. QUESTION:
    how to remove black patches in the underarms?
    i've been removing hair from my underarms but there's still that black patch, LOL its not a skin disease pls, but do tell me what to do to remove that. Its bleaching good?

    • ANSWER:
      DO not bleach..the area is WAY Too close to your b*east...why would you even think of taking that risk...

      Try waxing ur underarms, so that the hair thins out and u wont see the root of it...takes a few waxes and u'll get to a point where u'll have nice think underarm hair as opposed to coarse hair..

      And do not use too much deodorant, somehow darkens the area...use it but try the ones with minimal to no aluminum...and use a good body scrub to remove all the dead skin from that area...

  9. QUESTION:
    Why are my West Highland White Terriers pulling their hair out?
    I have 2 pure-breed Westies, and lately they've been pulling their hair out, a lot of the time until their skin bleeds. Also, my older one has black patches on the skin on her stomach. What could be causing this and how can I fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately they are the number 1 breed for allergies & skin issues now that the breed has been so over & poorly bred. Your best option is to go to vet dermatologist for the best diagnosis & treatment. Until then only bathe in hypo shampoo so nothing bothers skin & switch food to one that is grain-free so if of the cheap fillers like corn, wheat can start to leave their body though it does take around 2 mo to fully leave.

  10. QUESTION:
    How can i get this black patch under my nose to go away?
    I have this black patch under my nose that appears when i have a cold. I've noticed towards the end of the day it gets dry and i think dead skin starts to appear. like it get flaky. I've tried different methods such as scrubbing there gently to remove the dead skin and also putting Vaseline but it still becomes dry. i feel embarrassed about it in school because idk how to get rid of it. can someone help me please?

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  11. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of dark patches on cheeks?
    Hi, I'm a Black, dark-skinned, 20 year old female, and I have these weird black patches on my cheeks that seem to be getting darker with each passing month. I was wondering how I could lighten/get rid of the patches? I've tried Palmer's Skin Success Eventone Fade Cream, but it's too greasy and makes me break out. Any suggestions on how to lighten the patches?

    • ANSWER:
      Try exfoliation and a good moisterizer.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my black labradors skin?
    my black labrador has itchy patches on her skin. vet has tested for foxes mange (neg). treatment of steroids and drugs to stop itching. stopped treatment and itching as bad as ever. coat is patchy all over her body. any ideas - do not want to go back to steroids as they make her put on weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Has she been tested for ringworm or demodex mange? Those are two possibilities. If it is an allergy problem it will not go away and she will need treatment for the rest of her life. Does it seem to be seasonal? Food allergies are also a possibility and you may want to talk to your vet about a food trial. If your vet thinks it is allergy related there is a fairly new drug out that we have seen good success with in our practice call Atopica. You give it in conjunction with a small dose of an antifungal drug and I have seen it work wonders. It is expensive at first- but as she has been on it a while you can begin to wean her to a smaller and smaller dose until you find the smallest effective dose you can use long term. I know how frustrating skin problems can be- you may want to try some different antihistamines for long term use as well. - Ask your vet what they recc. They work best if you get the itching under control first with steroid therapy- I know you said you didnt want to use them, but sometimes they are the only thing that works. Weekly bathing with an antibacterial shampoo such as chlorhexiderm can help to keep the infection under control- Releif cream rinse also helps alot and can be used as a leave on treatment as well. These you have to get through your vet. Good luck- i hope you find something that works soon.

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about dogs with skin problems?
    My dog is a 10 year old Chow / Rottweiler mix and recently he has started to get black looking, scabby patches under his fur, and when you pet him or brush him, small clumps of hair with skin attached fall out, does anyone know what might cause this, or how to fix it? He also seems to have some new black patches around his nose. Please help.
    My dog does have a flea allergy, he has to get frontline and coritisone injections each year, but usually the only reaction he has from the fleas is he digs a hole in his hip, thats usually how we know it's time to get him started on the meds. And I know we should take him to the vet, and we will, but the last time we took him in for a very substantail weight loss, the doc pretty much seemed to brush it off as him getting older and said to limit his protein, and now, not much later this is happening, don't know if I might need to find a new vet. It's common sense he needs to see a vet, was just hoping someone on here might have some answers or ideas for us.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all the weight problem is because of the fleas. The blood loss from the fleas biting your dog make him anemic and he doesn't get necessary vitamins or iron and therefore looses weight. Get him on a good healthy diet...Eukanuba or Iams dry dog foods are some good suggestions. Buy the one that is specific to the age of your dog. You might also get some liquid doggie vitamins to supplement his diet (sprinkled on his food).

      The hair loss could be from the fleas but the black spots and hair loss could be sarcoptic mange...if the hair is loosening in clumps. This is a dog "scabies" and it is contagious to humans. You will need to have the dog dipped in an insecticide if this is the case. Just go to the vet and have him do a skin scraping to test for mites/scabies (aka; sarcoptic mange). If it is positive you will need to sterilize everything (dog bedding etc..) in hot water and bleach the hard surfaces.

      Before you go crazy sterilizing everything...have the vet do the tests, then let me know how it comes out.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can a guy get smooth&clear skin with little to no blemishes?
    Details: I used to have smooth and clear skin until I used the razor and developed razor bumps which then went away and left behind black spots/patches. I'm 18 btw and I have had these black spots for about 2-3 years. I just want to know if there is any product that can lighten my black spots/ patches into my normal skin colour and make my face look radiant clear and smooth. (Please no home remedies just give me the names of the products that can get the job done.)

    • ANSWER:
      clinique dark spot corrector supposedly does the trick.
      if you are prone to razor bumps I would get a prescription cream or something...otherwise the dark spots are similar to acne scars that take time to go away.
      good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    What are these patches on the underside of my penis?
    This is kind of embarrassing, but...it's happened to me more than once. Whenever I forget to towel off properly after I take a shower, sometimes I get these dark gray or black patches on the underside of the base of my penis that look like scabs; they're about the size of my pinkie nail, a little smaller. I usually peel them off, and it doesn't hurt when I do that, but the skin underneath looks a little raw. Could it be a fungus?

    • ANSWER:
      That's F*ucking disgusting!

  16. QUESTION:
    What type of skin condition could my dog have?
    My dog has been losing fur on his back and chest. It has scabs from where his fur has fallen off and when he scratches they bleed. He has black patches where he is loosing fur too. What kind of skin condition could my dog have and what causes it? or What can I do to help it? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Take the dog to the Vet to have a skin scraping done and analyzed. You can't treat something if you don't know what it is. Also, they will probably want to do blood testing, as well. Sometimes coat loss can be due to a Thyroid issue.

  17. QUESTION:
    What could be causing the discoloration in my foot?
    A 2 or 3 years ago, I noticed a black patch on one of my feet. The skin there is also rough, almost like the skin on the elbow. It has only been growing. My other foot has developed a small patch recently, but it's not very dark yet. What could cause this?

    I don't have diabetes and I know this isn't coming from my shoes.

    • ANSWER:
      Strange dark patches that grow and weren't there before need to be seen by a doctor. The first thing which comes to mind is a melanoma.

      It might not be a melanoma but it needs to be investigated. Best the get the worst case scenario out of the way.

  18. QUESTION:
    Facial black patches due to skin burned because of bleach?
    i have weatish complexion,3months ago i did oxy skin bleach and then facial.after 1-2 days i got black patches on my forehead,on upper cheeks,and many small black patches all over my face.it looks horrible.it looks like it has burned.and its very dark.can any one help me to reduce this patches n regain my original colour.is there any home remady. please guide

    • ANSWER:
      i would see a dermatologist. they may be able to do dermabrasion to get rid of that top layer of skin and decrease the scarring.

  19. QUESTION:
    My dog has a patch of black on her skin that was not there before. What could this be?
    I have a 4 year old shi tzu poodle mix. She fell out of the car last night and when I woke up this morning she had had bloody diarrhea when I was sleeping. I figured it was something she ate, but this afternoon I found the black patch of her skin and became worried and did not know if I should take her to the vet or what could be wrong.

    Please help!
    Thanks

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  20. QUESTION:
    What should I do about my skin problem?
    Hello, Im a 14 year old light skinned black girl. I've got dry patches of skin on my face but you cant notice them when I moisturise my skin. Ive got tonnes of bumps on my face aswell, their not exactly spots but they look like spots. My skin always feels itchy and dry most of the times and its really starting to destroy my face. My mum says its not a big deal and its probably just puberty. Should I go to my doctor about this issue?

    • ANSWER:
      yea see your dermatologist, see what he/she says ... you can also check out skin products at the skin care and makeup department of a department store and get some cosmetologist to help you chose a products like face cleanser, face masks etc that are best for your skin type... dont immediately purchase what the first expert tells you to, try out samples and getting different opinions.. some of the products may seem really expensive but it if you get the right ones it will be worth your while.

      another thing is watch your nutrition.. drink lots and lots of water, try to avoid too much oily food, nuts, fast food, chocolate and stuff like that ... stress is another thing that can cause skin irritation, so make sure you get eough sleep and relax .. i dont know if you are really getting zits or if it is just rashes or something but some girls get a big fat zit right before that time of the month.

      good luck

  21. QUESTION:
    If you shave the hair off your cat does the colours and pattern of its fur be on the cats skin ?
    we have a white cat with black patches. if i shaved the hairs off that cat do them black patches also be on the cats skin ?
    of course im not going to actually shave the cat
    thats exactly why i ask this moggie. a friend told me about her cat haveing the same patch on its skin after her cat was speyed. seems she wasnt spoofing after all.

    • ANSWER:
      Funny thing about felines - their color patterns ARE skin deep - if you shave a tiger it will be a hairless tiger but will still have it's tiger stripes!! Same thing is true for domestic cats. When I was a vet nurse and we had to shave the cats for speying ( sterilisation ) the patterning of the coat was the same on the skin when shaved.....a ginger white and black cat had skin that was patchy coloured also when shaved. It was the first main thing I noticed and remembered when I was in training as a vet nurse.
      Here is the tummy of a bengal cat shaved for speying.... http://www.bengalspot.com/images/patternmarblebelly.jpg see how its skin has the same pattern as its coat ?
      Hairless cats are a good example fo what the cat would look like if it were a patchy coloured cat and shaved............... http://www.petcatguide.com/wp-content/themes/CustomTheme/images/hairless.jpg
      Learn something new every day dont we ?

  22. QUESTION:
    I accidentally popped my blood blister, what should I do?
    I've has this blood blister on my toe for a few days now, and while I was walking I accidentally popped it. I didn't realise this until I saw a trail of blood down my hallway. So I washed it and applied a band aid on it. The blister turned into a wrinkly black patch of skin on my toe. What to do now?

    • ANSWER:
      Quick! Hide from vampires!! LOL jk

      You should be ok...just apply pressure to it until it stops bleeding and make sure it does not get infected by using something like neosporin. If it does not stop bleeding or it looks like the skin is very red around it (usually means infection), then go see a doctor.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of deep rooted tanning?
    Hi,

    Mine is normal to dry skin. on both of my arms, there are black patches which is the result of deep rooted tanning.

    how can i get rid of it?..natural remedies and food habit

    TIA
    Anushree

    • ANSWER:
      I'm Asian, so I have dark skin for 13 years.

      Avoiding the sun, using a wash cloth to exfoliate each time you take a shower, using body & face liquid wash of any brand or fragrance.

      Your skin will heal, and we shed like snakes, so new skin will cover the old, but it won't take over night for that to happen. It will take months, even years.

      Avoid other types of sunscreens, I don't use any. I've used a wide brim hat, or wearing jackets, or umbrella, since now I found out I have Discoid Lupus. it took 12 years for that to fade away, even though I've protected my skin since age 9.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to make your skin not red after popping a blemish?
    So last night I popped a black head and when i woke up the little patch of skin is all red and it hurts. It looks like I skinned my skin (lol). PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Ice. :-) take a ice cube and rub in small circles on the red area for 15 to 20 minutes. It helps with inflamation, swelling and redness.

  25. QUESTION:
    What causes the black greasy patches on a dogs skin under its coat.?
    When the dog is bathed, even with good quality dog shampoo, some of it comes off but lots of patches remain and look unsightly when you part the coat. What can be used to remove all the black. (Please note I am not refering to the black pigment where the skin on here tummies changes colour with age sometimes and I dont mean flea dirt - it is neither of these things). Can anyone tell me what it could be and how to remove it - the dog is a yorkie and about 11yrs old. It doesnt irritate her and she is not ill, the other dogs that live with her do not have this problem. Between baths it just builds up again, is it just that she has developed a greasy skin with age that attracts dirt?

    • ANSWER:
      Often hormonal changes, such as hypothyroid, will cause skin pigmentation and oiliness of the fur. It is usually accompanied by weight gain, lethargy, and thirst. Best to have her looked at, especially at her age, and a full blood panel run, complete with T4 (thyroid panel). It is easily treatable, but can cause a lot of problems if left untreated.

      There are other possibilities, including diabetes, Cushing's, and various other problems, but the clinical signs of these are more extreme, you would probably notice skin changes last (after weight gain, poor condition, vomiting, unquenchable thirst, excess urination, etc).

  26. QUESTION:
    Can Coffee cause dark patches under my Eyes?
    I have black patches under my eyes most of the time, I think I get enough sleep, could these dark patches be cause by to much coffee?
    I am 17, and drink 2 to 4 cups a day

    • ANSWER:
      Your talking about bags/dark circles under the eye. One of the causes is drinking a lot before you go to bed, if u drink coffee before you sleep that might cause it but drinking coffee isn't the cause! Try to drink as little as possible before going to bed because it can cause dark circles.

      Another cause isn't your fault! Dark circles can be caused by small blood vessels that web the delicate skin around your eye. Frequently, red blood cells get lost and wander into the surrounding skin. This isn't a problem - it happens all the time - and your body has a mechanism to mop up these escapees. Enzymes in your body break down the red blood cells, including their haemoglobin. when haemoglobin is broken down, its remaining components have a dark blue-black colour. Just like a bruise. So your dark under-eye circles can caused by leaky capillaries.

      To get rid of dark circles; I splash cold water gently on my face in the morning. Also I soak a cleansing wipe and fold it into a thin rectangular shape, then I put It in the freezer overnight and in the morning It should be easy to bend it. So bend it into shape and place it under your eye on the dark area. Some people use ice cubes but never do that because it is too extreme for your skin!

      This works well for me! Hope this helps, have a good day, Vikki :) x

  27. QUESTION:
    i have a black colour patch on my forehead what should i do?
    especially a black patch on my forehead what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, it could be skin pigmentation, go and see a beauty therapist, and they can say exactly what it is and treat it.

      More than likely they will do a chemical skin peel, it does not hurt, but is expensive.

      Good luck

      Minny :-)

  28. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of scabs under the skin?
    I hit my finger while smashing my tennis racket, and it didn't cut, but instead it started bleeding inside the skin. It's been a week and the wound has probably healed, but the scab is underneath my skin so I don't know how I'll get rid of it.

    Scabs fall off, but how is this one supposed to fall off? Now theres a tiny black patch under my fingernail

    any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      that is not a scab, that is a blood blister. And all you can do is wait for the body to reabsorb it.

  29. QUESTION:
    How i get back my fair skin colour?
    I was very fair but due to sun tan I have become very dark and my face has lost all its glow and I have also got all black patches on my face. what do I do to become fair and to get back the glow on my face.

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  30. QUESTION:
    What is the remedy to dry,blackish,cracked skin of the feet ?
    The above symptoms have been occuring since 2 years now.The feet and skin from below the knees are not itching but turning black in patches.I'm a 60 year old lady, workaholic and also walk 2 to 3 miles a day but due to this I am suffering a lot of pain.

    • ANSWER:
      every night before bed put vasoline on your feet and then put socks on. it will go away. my feet get that way from wearing sandals alot

  31. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of pigmentation?
    Hi,

    Mine is normal to dry skin. If a small cut or bruise happen, then it leaves an ugly black patch around. There are some black marks on my arms and leg.

    Am i affected with pigmentation?ats the cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Cucumrer (Kheera) juice 15 ml + Mint ( Pudeena) juice 15 ml + Tomato juice 10 ml + Holy Basil Leaves juice 5 Ml + Lemon juice 10 Ml + Glycerin 10 ml , mix & store. Apply it over the scar & spots at bed time with cotton ball , Continue till cure. You will see that scar & spots are fading with 15 days application.
      Do not squeeze pimples or acne this acts leave dark spots on face'.
      Apply honey over your acne or pimples at bed time & wash face with water in morning it will check the popping of acne/ pimples.for 1 month.

  32. QUESTION:
    Skin irritations on the belly of a dog?
    My dog is 10 years old. She has a lot of skin issues on her lower belly. She has a few cysts inside of her. But on the outside she has lot's of red bumps and some of them look like whiteheads. She also has patches where the skin is falling off and is black and dirty seeming. We can't afford to take her to the vet unless it's life threatening. Are there any topical ointments we can out on her? Natural remedies? What exactly is it? And she chews and licks herself a lot down there.

    • ANSWER:
      The most common reasons for skin issues (i.e. itching, skin irritation, hair loss, etc.) include:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.)
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      ALLERGIES

      For sensitive dogs just one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check commercial food/treats ingredients. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains and with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc. If possible, raw meat diet is best http://www.healthypetjournal.com/default.aspx?tabid=19116

      Discontinue use of grooming or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and antiseptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      Three types of mites attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For many skin issues I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop within a few days. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder and rub on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. This method works well for smaller skin areas. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

  33. QUESTION:
    Ginger cats and black marks on mouth and eyes?
    I have noticed that only ginger cats get black or dark brown patches on their skin around the eyes, mouth and nose. My cat has it and I thought at first it could be feline acne but the vet said its not. They dont know what these marks are and having researched it, it is only prominent in ginger cats.

    Does anyone know what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      My Ginger Tom got them when he was about 2 or 3 years, the woman at the cattery mentioned it with a kind of 'he's growing up now' tone, apparently it is only the lovely gingers who get it and it's normal, I always thought it was a bit like having freckles. I do miss my freckley ginger cat. ^x^

  34. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when freckles-like spots suddenly appear all over my body?
    To top it off, I was squatting down once and upon standing up, there was this huge patch of skin that had turned blue with many purple-black small spots on it. That area was slightly swelling too but no pain. The patch did not decolourise much upon gradual massaging. I'm pretty worried.

    • ANSWER:
      For the patch of skin that was blue, sounds like poor circulation. That part was not getting circulated with blood and when you stood up and massaged it blood was getting back to that area.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of red patches on cheeks?
    Ok so I've had these red patches of skin on my cheeks for a little more than a month. It's not an allergy i think. What Iv'e been doing so far that'll slowly reducing the skin of the red patches is doing a baking powder scub and putting on coconut oil every night. it realllllyyy helped. however there's still redness on my cheeks. there is acne on my cheeks, it seems the redness is between all the acne. and slowly as the red area is reducing all that is left are pimples.. which go away.. but the redness is taking such a long time to go! :( is there a way to speed up the process?? or any idea what caused it? I did have a facial 2 months ago and the lady didnt say anything spectacular bout it. just that i had iritation.
    please please help!

    • ANSWER:
      pimples could be outta allergy to certain foodstuffs also..some mayb allergic to fried items n some eggs,chocolates,potatoes etc..or in some it could be just the hormonal imbalance..thats more likely to occur in the teens and is seen ceasing in most of them after that..

      i suggest to go for some home remedies rather than relayin on the drug store products which may not give the desired results or even make the situaion worse......wot u should do is make your skin healthy..dats the best way to avoid pimples..this could be done by maintainin a healthy diet as well as takin good care of your skin....u can choose from these n do concentrate on your T zones when you apply them ---

      1) take 2-3 teaspoons of rice powder and mix it in orange juice (sufficient amt so dat u get a smooth paste).apply it all over your face and neck n let it dry.wash it off with orange juice itself.it makes your skin glow,acts against pimples,removes black n white heads if any as rice powder s a good scrub..[i found this one too good...does miracles in days!!]

      2)apply honey on your face and neck and wash it off after 20 min.

      3)apply sugar syrup (sugar in water) if your skin is oily or else go for sugar in milk and wash it off after 20 min

      4) rose water n oatmeal is very effective in removin blackheads n preventin future breakouts and closin the pores.apply oatmeal powder with rose water mixed into a paste n wash it off after 20-30 min using cold water.the cold water closes the newly cleaned pores, protecting against blackheads or breakouts in future

      5)rubbin your skin with tomato juice n washing it off after 20 min s very good..keeps skin smooth and healthy

      6)rubbing ice cubes for 5 min after washing face with cold water or luke warm water before any make up or outing helps maintaing the oil in control givin no way to breakouts(oily skin)

      7)you can apply small banana-yellow coloured as a nice face pack

      8)lemon(juice) and tomato(juice) mixture can be applied..ie,2-3 coats and wash it off after bout 30 min

      9)applyin milk n sugar mixture and leaving it for 20-30 min is also good if your skinis oily or milk alone if your skin is normal or of dry type..

      10)boil 2 pinches of saffron in milk n add turmeric if you r not allergic to turmeric or jus saffron and apply it n wash it off after 30 min

      ALL THESE HELP IMPROVE YOUR COMPLEXION,REMOVE PIMPLES AND ITS SCARS AND MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOWY!!

      whatever u do, mak sure u don expose yo skin to direct sun..also make it a point u drink at least 2 glasses f water on wakin up daily n atleast 8 glasses f water daily...keep yourselves free from all tensions n also maintain a balanced and nutritious diet,which includes lots of green veggies..try becomin a vegetarian..but u may ve fish..n see your skin glow..also if u find any food stuff or a facial or an ingredient in a facial allergic on your skin,stop usin it then and there..

      hope i helped u...
      god bless

  36. QUESTION:
    What is causing a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?
    I have always had dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, but in the last few months patches of lightend skin has developed under and above the eyes in the same places on each side, above the eye, on the inner corner, under the brow, and below the eye also towards the inner corner. The lightened skin is on the same place under and above both eyes. I hope this not too confusing. If anybody has this or knows what might be causing this please let me know, Thankyou.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a dermatologist... that's really who you should consult... but I can tell you that there is a condition called vitiligo that can cause light patches of skin on people of all colors (not just black people.) Other things that can cause skin pigmentation changes are lupus (REQUIRES medical attention - type Lupus in your search bar and all kinds of info will come up) and melasma (non-lethal, I have it, no big deal) but I think both of those usually create dark splotches on the face rather than light spots. Age & medications could have something to do with it too... if you can't afford to see a doctor, I would ask a pharmacist - they might recognize it right off and direct you to something over the counter. Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of red patches on face?
    i recently healed from an irritation skin inflammation on my face that left some very dark almost black marks where the irritation and raw skin had been... the skin healed up and is almost back to its original texture and color, and the darkness is almost gone. however, 'm left with reddish patches of skin... i've been using aloe vera and aveeno, and it's seemed to help somewhat, but will the pinkish patches ever go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if the redness is deep under the skin, then only vascular laser can help. If the redness is superficial, then it will fade with time and diligent use of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich products as well as sunscreen.

  38. QUESTION:
    best way to get rid of black heads or hyper-pigmentation?
    I have like really bad acne but not its clearing. but i have a lot of dark spots ALOT!!. and like different patches of skin complexion so basically hyper pigmentation. I have dark complexion so its weird finding something that works. Any fast way to fix these without seeing a dermatologist or breaking my pockets.

    • ANSWER:
      To put it quite simply and non-mechanical, blackheads are little bumps embedded into the pores of our skin. They are usually yellowish or blackish in colour.
      According to medical practitioners, blackheads are the first stage of acne, forming before bacteria invade the pores of our skin, which in turn results in infection and inflammation (otherwise known as the pimple). These lesions typically develop after puberty, when hormones begin surging into the body and skin. The excess hormones in the skin result in stimulation of the oil gland (called the sebaceous glands). This stimulation leads to excess oil production in the pores. The excess oil gets occluded in the pores resulting in a ball of accumulated oil which, when exposed to air, turns black in color. There are many conditions that may cause or even worsen blackheads. Some of these causes are the use of topical oils and the use of makeup. While blackheads are present in almost any skin type, they are most likely to develop on people with very oily skin.
      What Causes Blackheads?
      As previously stated, blackheads usually develop when the skin produces too much oil. A major factor contributing to excess oil production is the onset of puberty. At this time, hormones become unregulated due to a by product called dihydrotestosterone or DHT. This hormone results in the over activity of the oil gland which then results in clogged pores.
      Another common cause of the appearance of blackheads is that the skin is has not been cleaned thoroughly. When skin is not cleaned properly, dead skin cells accumulate within the pores. These dead cells then clog the pore opening which then results in oil build up, which we already know causes blackheads to form. Yet another cause of clogged pores is the use of too much makeup. Excessive use of moisturizes, foundations or sun screens can also have the same effect as the overuse of makeup.
      A good rule of thumb to always follow is that whatever is it you put on your face throughout the day, be sure to take it off before going to sleep that night. Although thorough cleansing is essential, over-scrubbing or cleansing has been found to be one of the reasons for skin's anomalies and irritation. Although excessive oil is not beneficial, our skin needs a small amount to stay healthy. Too much scrubbing or irritation of the skin will result in reflex over activity of the oil gland. This will result in increased oil production and clogging of the pores, which, in turn, aggravates acne.
      Other articles about skin conditions/diseases
      Prevention with Regular Cleansing
      Regular cleansing is recommended to everyone, whether blackheads are present or not. Initial symptoms of blackheads are not visible to the naked eye. As we spoke about earlier, if your skin is left unclean, more dirt is attracted to the skin. What starts out as yellow blackheads then turns into black, hard bumps which are difficult to extract. For this reason is always suggested to keep skin cleaned thoroughly.
      How to Get Rid of Blackheads
      You can extract blackheads yourself if there is no sign of infection on or surrounding the blemish. If attempting to extract the blackhead yourself, always be sure to use sterile materials. It is also advised to be certain your environment is extremely clean. As suggested by skin experts, the first step would be to steam your skin for several minutes. The best way to do this is to place your face over a bowl of very hot water. It is also recommended to hold a towel over your head to keep in the steam. This will loosen the pores and make the extraction process less painful. Be careful not to scald yourself.
      It is preferable to use a flat blackhead remover, or a comedone extractor to remove blackheads. You can find this product at any beauty store. It is highly recommended not to attempt to extract aggravated, inflamed or infected acne lesions since this will worsen the acne and can cause scarring.
      If you are unsure of your ability to extract blackheads, it is recommended to visit a professional. Aestheticians and dermatologists can offer deep cleansing facial treatments designed to keep skin clear of black or white heads. The cost of these treatments may be a little high for your budget, but most are happy with the results and feel it is worth it in the long run.

  39. QUESTION:
    What should be done to preserve natural colour of the hair and to avoid heavy hair fall leading to baldness?
    I am facing a problem of premature grey hair at an age of 26 and also am facing a problem of heavy hair loss .The hair loss is in initial stage as I could see only a small patch of skin on my head that too at the back. I want to preserve the black colour of hair and also I want to increase the hair growth suggest some remedies which can be effective for preventing hair loss, improving hair growth,and also for preserving natural colour of my hair. Please give me a quick reply regarding this .

    • ANSWER:
      there is a spinach called "karasalanganni" if u grind it n touch it ur hand ll become black.. some thing like mehendi.. start applying it regularly.. sure the hair ll turn black naturally.. to prebent hair loss aplly a mix of hibicus n fenugreek seed.. do it once a week.. take hair bath 3ice a week

  40. QUESTION:
    How to even out black skin?
    I forgot to put on sunblock today and the sun was brighter than ever! Anyways, my black (well brown skin) has dark patches on my face and legs. I look really ugly! It used to be even and had that brown glow and I want it back!!! Any home remedies or cheap products to even my skin?

    • ANSWER:
      Try using concealer, blend it then add foundation over the top. But make sure to get your color for each one!

      HELPFUL TIP TO EVEN OUT YOUR SKIN NATURALLY:

      When you finish washing your face with cleanser, but before you add moisturizer try this home remedy to even out the skin on you face.

      -Get a cotton pad or cotton ball and put some lemon juice on it.
      -Then add some sugar on top of the lemon juice (you can pile on the sugar, but make sure you do it over the sink. It may get messy)
      -After that in circular motions rub the cotton pad or ball with the gritty substance all over your face. (I advise that you do this over the sink, the sugar may fall on the floor)

      The sugar removes dead skin cells and, the lemon juice helps even out your skin tone!

      -When you feel like your done throw away your cotton pad or ball and then rinse your face.

      Your face will feel smooth and soft when your done!

      -Last but not least apply moisturizer.

      ***Note- 1. You can use lemon juice as a natural toner (that also evens out your face, but it does not make your face smooth. you would apply toner before you moisturize.) 2. If the lemon makes your face burn then rinse your face and get a new cotton ball and put less lemon juice on it, add sugar and try again. If that doesn't work then you have super sensitive skin and this remedy would not be the best for you.***

      Hope that helps! (=

      Shelby

      Hope that helps! (=

      Shelby <3

  41. QUESTION:
    What method should I use to create fake skin on pictures?
    I am trying to make some pictures look like they have patches of skin in areas where there were clothes. I don't have any fancy programs for graphic design. If you could specify any methods or programs that are free to download in order to do that it would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      You really need something like Photoshop for that kind of blending. Alternatively, you could try black and white (aka grayscale) it's a lot easier to blend color in an existing photograph in grayscale. In any case, it's really really hard to do this well. I touched up some old photographs in college (like this lady had a pic of her grandmother that had fallen apart, but it was the only picture in existence of the woman), and it took me over 25 hours of work to get it to look like a new, unblemished picture.
      Even if you Had photoshop, you would need a lot of practice. I'm sorry to say that if you are looking to create the impression that the a person was actually photographed that way (let's say you wanted to create a fake nude of some celebrity or other), you are going to need a lot of skill, a lot of time, and a really good photo editor. You will not achieve passable results otherwise.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of the marks that the birth control patch leaves on your skin?
    Ive been using the Othro Evra patch for about 4 months, as i change my patch weekely i noticed that the patch is leaving an outline mark of the patch on my skin. its almost like a "band-aid" mark but its permenent. is there any way to prevent these marks are some way to make them go away?

    • ANSWER:
      I had to use a patch for blood pressure meds while I was pregnant and it left a mark on my arm. I tried some things and the only thing that worked for me was "Black Soap" Ultra Glow. You could buy it at Walgreen's or even Walmart. Its in the black products section. It evens out the other marks you may have on your skin also without worrying about getting sun damage like bleaching cream can do.

  43. QUESTION:
    I have a normal looking mole that is starting to turn black?
    I'm 19 years old, and a few months ago, I noticed a small red patch of skin on my ankle. It started turning brown, and formed a mole. It is now starting to turn black. It is perfectly round, and looks like a normal harmless mole, except where it is turning black. Do I need to have it looked at?
    I do not sun tan, and have only burned a few times in my life.

    • ANSWER:
      Any mole that changes colour must be checked out by a doctor. No home remedies - please do yourself a favour and see your doctor. Ask any doctor, they'll tell you - a colour change is not a good sign. If you act now, you won't be wondering and worrying. Remember if you attack a problem early on, it's a small one. The longer you leave it, the bigger it gets.

  44. QUESTION:
    Regular consumption of Aspirin causes patches on skin?
    Are bluish black patches caused by Aspirin on regular consumption? What should be done?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it does, so does any other blood thinner like coumadin. Only way to minimize blue black bruises is to reduce aspirin level. Although, please consult with your doctor before lowering any medication.

  45. QUESTION:
    Blackening of skin after itch is scratched?
    Does anybody have any idea of what sort of skin condition my father might have? It started a long time ago when he used to work at a plant nursery, he said he started to itch all over his body and he would scratch it and soon after it would turn into a black patch of skin. He went to the doctor and they thought it was some type of fungal infection but it wasn't. Sometimes his sweat will trigger the itching and soon after he scratches he gets red bumps on his skin and the black patch of skin starts to appear. We hope to make an appointment with a specialist soon as it seems it's getting worse, but can anybody tell me what could cause this sort of reaction? Do any of you have the same symptoms or are going through or have gone through the same experience?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    How i get back myfair skin colour?
    I was very fair but due to sun tan I have become very dark and my face has lost all its glow and I have also got all black patches on my face. what do I do to become fair and to get back the glow on my face.

    • ANSWER:
      Scientifically , you can go to the parlor and apply your desired treatment
      and logically you can prevent it from getting worse by using various sunscreen available
      and mentally you can always be happy cause tension and anxieties do cause skin problems

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I banish dark circles and puffiness under the eyes and eliminate flaky patches of skin on my face?
    I can't seem to get rid of these dry/flaky patches on my cheeks, also, i have tried for so long to get rid of dark circles and puffiness underneath my eyes, but i can't find a solution. Together these problems are making me look aged and tired when i'm only 20. Does anyone have a solution?

    • ANSWER:
      1. get plenty of sleep nightly. for one thing, lack of sleep tends to cause the skin to become paler (thus increasing the appearance of darkness under the eyes), and it reduces circulation. it’s also believed that too little time lying down is a cause in itself. determine how much sleep you need (it’s usually 7-9 hours per night, but varies throughout different people) and try to get that amount regularly for a couple of weeks to see if that helps. remember that alcohol and drugs can adversely affect the quality of your sleep; abstain from these products or use only in moderation for best results.

      2. establish whether or not this condition runs in your family. dark circles are believed to frequently be hereditary. this doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything about the conditions, but you should be prepared for minimal success actually trying to get rid of them. dark circles under the eye may also, in fact, be light carbon deposits that result from incomplete protein digestion. incomplete protein digestion may result from insufficient hydrochloric acid in your stomach that may be caused from a lack of primarily b6 and folic acid. about 30% of the population does not absorb regular b6 (pydroxine) or folic acid and need to take in these vitamins in a different form or another way.

      3. identify allergens. allergies may be the most common cause of skin discoloration under the eyes. if allergies are the root of your problem, you simply need to treat them or remove the allergen (the thing to which you are allergic). seasonal allergy problems such as the hay fever can frequently be effectively treated with over-the-counter and prescription medications. for other allergies the best course of action is usually avoidance. if your dark circles or puffiness are constant, you may have an undetected food allergy or an allergy to a chemical in your home or workplace. talk to a dermatologist for help determining what you may be allergic to. people with allergies also tend again to be deficient in b6, folic acid. taking a multivitamin, if you don't already, may help with your allergies as well as black circles.

      4. treat your skin while you sleep. there are overnight facial masques available that may help reduce the appearance of puffiness or discoloration, but you can also make your own. just before you go to bed, take a washcloth and wet it just a bit with cold water. then squeeze out any excess water and place it over your eyes as you sleep.

      5. apply cool tea bags, an ice cube wrapped in soft cloth, or cucumber slices to your eyes daily. the tannin in tea bags has been shown to reduce swelling and discoloration, and cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes. lie down, preferably in the morning, and leave fresh cucumber slices or cool, damp caffeinated tea bags (you can refrigerate them overnight so they’ll be ready) over your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. keep your eyes closed.

      6. try to relax the space. you can do this by wetting a cotton swab and then freezing it for a little while. then you should gently wipe under your eyes in the areas where the circles are occurring. when wiping, close your eyes and try not to flinch.

      7. apply an eye cream containing vitamin k and retinol. research has shown that skin creams containing these two ingredients reduce puffiness and discoloration significantly in many patients. long-term daily use seems to have the greatest effect.

      8. avoid rubbing your eyes. usually rubbing of the eyes is brought on by allergies, but not always. regardless of the reason, stop doing it. the rubbing irritates the skin and can break tiny capillaries beneath the skin, causing both puffiness and discoloration.

      9. eat a healthy, balanced diet and drink plenty of water. a whole host of cosmetic problems can be attributed to vitamin deficiencies. be sure to get plenty of fruits and vegetables—especially cabbage, spinach, and other leafy green vegetables. get adequate fluids to improve circulation.

      10. reduce salt intake. excess salt causes the body to retain water in unusual places, and this can result in puffiness under the eyes. too much salt can also impair your circulation, and cause the blood vessels under the skin to appear bluer.

      11. if you smoke- then quit. smoking causes vascular (blood vessel) problems that can not only threaten your life, but also make your blood vessels appear more prominent and bluer beneath the skin.

      12. if this doesnt work try covering the problem up with cosmetics. use a yellow or flesh-toned colour which will camouflage the problem under your eyes. mac do the best ones for covering up dark circles although they are a bit expensive. if you are on a budget i would definately reccomend rimmel. good luck

      hope this helps
      x

  48. QUESTION:
    i have pimple problems and have dark patch in the skin.can any one tell me what products of akansha i use?
    i am 24 years old. i have pimple problems and also have black patches on the skin..my t zone is oily. but in winter my skin becomes very dry and also i face rashes acne and pimples problem.i heard that akansha's products are pretty good. but can any one tell me what are the products i should use in my case and also the procedure.

    • ANSWER:
      cant say about nay product .. coz it always depend on skin to suits .. Natural home made skin care recipes is best for you. You can make it easily with available products in your kitchen and in home. You can try this and see if it helps. Lemon Juice-A simple remedy at home for acne: Apply lemon juice regularly to reduce pimples and acne. This has proven beneficial results.

      try Lemon Facial Mask

      This type of mask is especially beneficial for oily skin and skin that is prone to breaking out in pimples because the lemon acts as a natural clarifying agent. However, a lemon facial mask will leave you feeling refreshed, pampered and invigorated .

      * Put 4 tbsp. flour, 4 tbsp. yogurt and 1 tsp. lemon juice into a bowl.

      * Mix them together thoroughly to make a paste.

      * Apply the paste to your entire face, except for the eye area, with your fingertips.

      * Leave the lemon facial mask on your face for 15 to 20 minutes.

      * Wash the paste off your face with warm water.

      * Rinse your entire face with cold water and pat dry with a soft towel.

      if u want more info goto http://acne-scars.we.bs/ also check the good skin clinic over there .. thanks for using yahoo answers..

  49. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my dog to have itchy, red patches on his belly?
    On Thursday, or Friday, my 12 year old black and white Sheltie mix started itching his chest/belly area. It's only been a couple of days, but now if I even touch his belly he starts scratching. I separated his hair and I saw red patches on his skin.

    I've never seen this before on him, and I can't think of anything that has changed that might have caused it. Any ideas? Is this something I can treat at home?

    • ANSWER:
      Take the dog to the VET ASAP. There are no vets here and no vet can diagnose a dog they can not see or feel.

  50. QUESTION:
    How can I naturally even out my skin tone?
    I'm black and I have dark and light patches all over my skin. I don't want to use make up, concealer or bleaching creams, I just want something that will even out my skin in a couple of months. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      lemon


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