Questions

Tan won’t go away?

Question: Dear Dr. 5 years ago I went on a vacation. The weather there was really hot and eventually I got a tan. My arms, face, and legs are very tan that looks like a medium tan, but my chest and stomach have a fair creamy looking color. It's been awhile since the vacation, yet I still have my tan. It bothers me that my skin has two different colors, with one natural and the other one not natural. Is there any way I can lighten my skin or turn it to its NATURAL skin color again? But, I do not want to do anything drastic since I'm still very young.
Answer:

Unfortunately your options are limited. You can avoid the sun and protect yourself using SPF on the areas you would like to lighten or you can use a sunless tanning product on the lighter areas to even out your coloring. Please contact me with further questions.

Meagan, Esthetician