Skip to content
    Includes Expert Content
    Yellow Skin
    avatar
    Greenbeans3406 posted:
    I have recently noticed (from looking at pictures) that I seem to be devoloping a yellowish tint around my mouth and a little around my eyes. I am not sure how to post a pic here or I would include an example. Any ideas?
    Reply
     
    avatar
    Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
    Grrenbeans3406,
    Off hand, it's hard to say why this is happening. If you eat a lot of carrots and other vegetables with beta carotene in them, you can develop yellow or orange discoloration. You can see this also in the creases in your palms. You don't say what age you are, but sun damage is another cause for yellowing of the skin. If the yellow discoloration was more widespread I would worry about jaundice from hepatitis or liver disease. But you would feel sick with this.
    If none of these sound right, try a skin brightener. There are many on the market, but an inexpensive one is Aveeno Positively Radiant.


    Featuring Experts

    Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

    Helpful Tips

    Be the first to post a Tip!

    Expert Blog

    Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon - Robert Kotler, MD ,FACS

    Dr. Robert Kotler gets beneath the surface to discuss selecting a cosmetic surgeon, computer imaging, celebrity makeovers and more...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.