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    Hi everyone

    well i have a serious problem, well i think its serious. every since i hit puberty i started to get hyperpigmentation (its when your skin starts to get really darker than your original natural skin colour). Im a pakistani girl and my natural skin colour is like somewhat alot like the picture shown below of nicole scherzinger (actually ppl say i look like her lol anyways).

    I first started getting this around the age of 11-12 when i use to go swimming and then this (my ginger friend) mentioned to me that my bum is somewhat little darker to my legs etc (that was when it was still ok not that bad). Now over the years its gone really dark from my elbows, knees and bum. I have done ALOT of research on this and i know that there is a good treatment but seen as though england does not provide good skin creams (unlike america, no wonder why everyone looks so hot in that country lol). I know that i should go to a dermatolgist but they take forever and i did visit my GP when i was 15 (now im 17) and she told me to treat my dry skin first. I really need some instructions on "WHEN" and "HOW" should i tell my GP to send me to the dermatologist. I also want to know whether anyone else has been through this or is going through this. because seriously i cant even wear tops that go above my elbow, i feel to self consious and it looks horrible and i cant even do SWIMMING ANYMORE and im scared that in the future if i ever meet a guy and show my body he might call me ugly and say horrible things.
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    Make another appointment with your GP and make it really clear how distressed you are by the condition. Demand a dermatologist appointment, it is your right to get specialist treatment. Obviously be assertive, but don't hold back.

    And as for guys, anyone who says nasty things because of your skin isn't worth knowing. I'm certain any guy who truly cares for you would never think or say such things. I understand this has sersiously impacted your self esteem, but please don't let it prevent you from doing all the things you enjoy.

    All the best.
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    Not sure this is an accurate representation of UK treatment but someone on Embarrassing Bodies got given a cream in England for this and it improved soo much. Definitely push to see a dermatologist!
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    lol @ everyone in america being hot
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    Saw this on Embarrassing Bodies the other day.. apparently there is a cream you can get for it from your GP which works really well. Just go to them and ask for a referral to a dermatologist, they aren't exactly going to say no!
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    (Original post by basketofsnakes)
    lol @ everyone in america being hot
    ok so not EVERYONE lol but you get my point, poeple have the easy to access facilities to improve and maintain their appearance etc
 
 
 
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