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Old 06-22-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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I do have a tan line due to running long distances outside, typically around noon time. I sometimes run for 2 hours at a time and mind you, although I'm not Caucasian I do have very sensitive skin that burns and tans easily (thanks Accutane & Epiduo!).
I make sure to wear a cap though since I still use acne medication and I ALWAYS use sunscreen.

I actually like my skin tone so it's annoying when I get a tan line. It's surprisingly obvious and looks ridiculous when I wear tanks ha.

My derm gives me coupons for $$$ off La Roche products so I use their sunscreens (which don't drip into my eyes) and I also buy Shiseido(sp?)
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I actually like my skin tone so it's annoying when I get a tan line. It's surprisingly obvious and looks ridiculous when I wear tanks ha.

Yep, same problem here. I love my skin tone in winter, though. We have a couple weeks of subfreezing overcast days every winter, which help in lightening my skin tone . When spring begins, my skin tone looks wonderful. But as summer comes in it darkens a bit too much. By September, my skin tone has this ugly brown complexion .
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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^ That for sure. parts of my body, especially my face become noticeably darker during late spring through summer. Even so my face tends to be darker than all other parts no matter the season. Even now my arms are considerably lighter compared to my face though all receive the same amount of sun exposure.
My face is lighter than my arms. My inner arm is lighter and yellower than my face. My face is the only place I consistently use sunscreen.

OP sorry you feel that way about your skin tone and want to lighten.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Yeah, because you're probably not running around naked outside. Your shoulders are probably covered up by clothing, as well as your thighs, whenever you are out in the sun. They're not getting the same amount of sun exposure as the lower portion of your arm and legs are. If you want a more even tan throughout you can either start sunbathing naked, go to a tanning salon and tan naked there, or get a fake tanner to put on the skin that doesn't get as much skin exposure.
Or he can wear sunscreen.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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Is this a serious question. Its called a farmers tan. Throw on a tank top and either get a burn and tan quick or ease into a tan over the course of a few weeks.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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Or he can wear sunscreen.
Sunscreen isn't going to help even out his skin tone. All it does is help protect the skin from getting a sunburn. You still tan even when wearing sunscreen.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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Sunscreen isn't going to help even out his skin tone. All it does is help protect the skin from getting a sunburn. You still tan even when wearing sunscreen.
That's true. If he wants to be pale he needs to stay entirely out of the sun and exfoliate.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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That's true. If he wants to be pale he needs to stay entirely out of the sun and exfoliate.
Which is not going to happen because I love outdoor activity. However, I also like my fairer skin tone as opposed to the darker one. I will use my stash of F & H to lighten my lower arms and tell you guys if it worked.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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Which is not going to happen because I love outdoor activity. However, I also like my fairer skin tone as opposed to the darker one. I will use my stash of F & H to lighten my lower arms and tell you guys if it worked.
I haven't yet been able to prevent a tan by using sunscreen alone, though I wonder if a zinc oxide based one will. Clothing acts as a better physical barrier, but it depends on the fabric.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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Well, I actually want fairer skin, not darker. Using Fair and handsome sunscreen on my lower arms could ease out skin tone issues. I am not sure though, as its usually used as a face cream and not for the body.
Fair and handsome? What are the active ingredients that actually lighten your skin?
Edit: If it's a sunscreen with zinc oxide, the white cast from the zinc oxide might be what's actually lightening your skin. Kind of like makeup, it's just temporary. When you wash it off your skin looks the same. Zinc oxide is a good sunscreen though.

I think you should see a dermatologist to consult about your skin before spending a lot of money on ineffective creams. He'll probably just say to cover up, wear sunscreen, and exfoliate with a glycolic acid.

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