Dark hands and feet
Hi Maria, for the past 6 years my hands and feet have darkened as compared to the rest of my body. I have googled and tried to search what could it be, without any success. My doctor has mentioned that the condition could be a result of stress. My hands and feet are generally very warm. I'm not sure if that could be the cause of the pigmentation. I have bought things before that claim to deal with pigmentation but nothing could help. Another website stressed that my pigmentation is in the inner layer of the skin (endordemis) which might not clear easily.
I really hope you can help me find a solution to this problem.
Hi Rene', true, epidermal pigmentation or dark spots are easier to treat because these are topical. But beyond skin deep, can take time.
Here's my opinion.
Dark hands and feet are not really uncommon because these heavily-used areas that encounter the most 'skin trauma'. They become drier and older faster than the rest of the body which can make them appear darker, unless you've been taking care of moisturizing hands and feet every bedtime.
When your doctor told you that your dark hands and feet are probably caused by stress, your mind can take over and cause more stress every time you look at your problem areas, and literally can cause more discoloration.
What the mind dictates or believes, the body will function accordingly.
If you remove your wedding ring and see a whiter spot underneath, chances are your dark hands are just on the topmost layer of your skin. Otherwise, I'm still going to recommend a solution and not give up on you! :)
Simply because it might just work for you.
This is still another case of trial and error, if you are ready to accept that. Unless you try it, you wouldn't know it. Since it is safe, and at the worst, I guess you have nothing to lose except some shipping expenses for the products.
Hands and feet are thick-skinned areas of skin, and I'd suggest that you try our best seller, Diana Stalder Glutathione Skin Whitening Soap and Lightening Lotion. Wash with the soap up to 2x a day, leaving it on skin for a few minutes before washing off, then applying the lightening lotion.
If you go outdoors between 9am-5pm and expose hands and feet, wear at least SPF 45 sunscreen at daytime. And at bedtime, finish off your skin whitening regimen with your favorite rich hand and foot cream.
Hope this helps you. I wish you good luck. Stay positive.