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I have pimple marks whenever I have period pimple appears but marks are left .my skin is also uneven due to sun tan and I wanted to know whether retinol cream will help me to remove scar and it is good for anti aging skin care my age is 26.

Dr.Kalpana Patel 90% (40ratings)
MBBS, Residency in Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
I have pimple marks whenever I have period pimple appears but marks are left .my skin is also uneven due to sun tan a...
Plz don't try to prick or disturb acne healing process. Retinol cream is gud and works well for acne skin and pigmented acne marks. But not the pitted scars. But use it in night only and in day time regular use of sunscreen is mandatory.
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Sun Damage & Skin - How To Reduce The Effect Of It?

Dr.Radha Shah 90% (15ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Skin & VD, DDV
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Sun Damage & Skin - How To Reduce The Effect Of It?

It is hard to escape the harsh rays of the sun during summers. Staying outdoors for too long will lead to tanned skin, which is a sign of skin damage. Sometimes skin damage can get severe and lead to diseases like skin cancer. To prevent your skin from damaging and keep it healthy, here are seven pro tips:

1. Never skip the sunscreen: Sunscreen with SPF 15 or more will help in protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Even if you are going to be out in the sun for more than 15 minutes, make sure to apply sunscreen generously. Remember, the higher the SPF, the better is the protection.

2. Always wear sunglasses: Sun damage can lead to premature signs of aging; especially wrinkles around the eyes since the skin around your eyes are very thin. Wider lenses that can block out 99% of sun rays are recommended to protect your eyes.

3. Your lips need protection too: Just like your eyes, the skin is much more delicate and thinner on your lips. Your lips are susceptible to tanning as well, along with the risk of fine lines around the mouth if not well protected. Always apply a lip protection balm when going out.

4. UPF clothing: Garment with special UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) coating can shield you from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Like SPF, the higher the UPF, they better it will protect you. Regular clothes can protect you as well, provided they are woven tightly and are of a darker color.

5. Keeping a close look at the time: UV rays are the strongest and most harmful from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are out during these hours, do not forget the sunscreen, umbrella and sunglasses.

6. Don't forget to protect your head: A hat with a brim of 2 to 3 inches all around shield the skin of your neck, face and ears and protects you from skin damage.

7. Apply religiously: Even if your sunscreen promises that it is sweat proof, waterproof or rub proof, it never completely is, as no product works the same for everybody. So apply your sunscreen throughout the day.

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Hi my question is for dermatologists. Can I use cetaphil moisturizer cream under sunban forte spf50+ cream. Can I use the combination as I was reusing sunban from so long due to rosacea. Kindly promote your a serve soon. My skin is very sensitive skin with the normal type.

Dr.Uzzaif Mansuri 87% (17ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Ya you can apply moisturiser first and then apply sunscreen on it. You can keep moisturiser for 15 min to let it absorb and then you can apply sunscreen on it. You must be applying medicines for rosacea. Good matte finish physical sunscreen can be also more helpful.
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Sunburn - How To Administer It?

Dr.Nagakeerthana S 90% (42ratings)
MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Kumbakonam
Sunburn - How To Administer It?

Spending a day out at the beach or going up on a hike is something most people love to do. What they, however, do not want is the after-effects of being out in the sun the sunburn. While sunscreen lotions do help to a large extent, being in the sea can wash off the sunscreen, leaving the skin exposed to the imminent damage. Also, the effect of most sunscreens wears off with time, thereby, invariably producing some damage to the skin. However, there are simple ways to reduce the damage and in some cases even reverse the damage done by the sunburn.

Listed below simple ways with which you can treat a sunburn:

  1. The minute you realize sunburn has set in, reduce further damage by getting out of the sun.
  2. If you were out on the beach, rinse off with regular water as early as possible to clear the chlorine and sand and saltwater. The saltwater irritates the skin and aggravate the damage further.
  3. Take a pain-killer which will reduce the inflammation and control the overall effect of swelling and pain. This can also help the mild headache that can develop because of being out in the sun.
  4. The sun dries the skin and therefore, make sure you make an extra effort and moisturize your skin. Use creams that contain aloe vera, glycerin or hyaluronic acid. Keeping them in the fridge for a while produces an extra-refreshing effect.
  5. Make a compress containing egg white or green tea and skimmed milk. The green tea will reduce inflammation and the egg white will supply the necessary proteins for the skin to recover.
  6. Not just the skin, the sunburn also leaves you dehydrated overall. Ensure the water intake is increased and consume water-rich food like watermelon, grapes, and cucumber.
  7. If there are sun blisters as a result of the sunburn, do not touch them. Peeling them can produce scars, which can be permanent.
  8. On spots that are painful after the sunburn, slices of potatoes or cucumber can be used to rub the area. This will produce a cooling effect and also reduce swelling.
  9. Vinegar contains acetic acid and reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation that happens subsequent to a sunburn. A towel soaked in vinegar can be used to wipe the area or vinegar can be added to the water for a bath.
  10. Mint is another wonderful agent to manage sunburn. Include it in tea or add peppermint oil to lukewarm water for that healing drink.

These are some tips to treat a sunburn and reduce the damage (sometimes permanent) that can happen as a result.

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Get pins pricking feeling in summers due to heat or in sunlight on wrist, lower back, thighs etc. Applying water or sitting in air condition relieves from this problem, please provide cure. No rashes of any type are there.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (4577ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Get pins pricking feeling in summers due to heat or in sunlight on wrist, lower back, thighs etc. Applying water or s...
Prickly heat is typically associated with a tingling, stinging and prickling sensation. It usually develops when a person sweats more than usual, especially during hot or humid weather. Some basic home remedies may help in less severe cases. Let's connect over a call and discuss your issue in more detail. Thanks.
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I am 24 years old man. My hands are tanned badly when compared to face. I have been trying some detan scrubs but they are not working. Please suggest how to remove this tan?

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (4577ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am 24 years old man. My hands are tanned badly when compared to face. I have been trying some detan scrubs but they...
People may develop dark spots on their skin after being exposed to the sun or tanning beds, hormonal changes, medication side effects, inflammation, wound healing etc. An examination may help to identify the actual cause and its best possible treatment. Let's connect over a call or a video conferencing for an effective consultation. Thanks.
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In winter when I got skin burns and unable to stand in sun for one minute also what is problem?

Dr.G.R. Agrawal 96% (28361ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopathy Doctor, Patna
In winter when I got skin burns and unable to stand in sun for one minute also what is problem?
Hi, Lybrate user, person with burnt skin can't sustain sun heat being normal without any problem. Tk, care.
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I was using steroid on my face for 2 months and my skin become more sensitive to sun and I get tanned easily. How long will the sun sensitivity take to go away?

Dr.Karuna Chawla 97% (85477ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I was using steroid on my face for 2 months and my skin become more sensitive to sun and I get tanned easily. How lon...
It's too long a time to use steroids on face. You can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh), not from ready made gels available in market. Remove skin of an aloe vera leaf. Take /scoop out gel. Apply this gel to your skin. Wash with plain water after an hour. Or keep it overnight. Use some sunblock with spf (at least 50) every time you go out in sun. Apply it 30 mins before going out wear full sleeves shirt.Use umbrella when going in sun. For more details you can consult online.
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Does arbiglow cream helps to remove tanning. Does it have permanent effect on tanning or temporary.

Dr.Akanksha Aggarwal 91% (4201ratings)
BHMS (Gold Medalist)
Homeopathy Doctor, Gurgaon
Does arbiglow cream helps to remove tanning. Does it have permanent effect on tanning or temporary.
THERE is nothing like permanent treatment of tanning .. because tanning will occur whenevr your skin will expose to sun ... so you can just remove that tanning ... soak imli in water for 1 hour ... then apply it on tanned area for half an hour .. and rub it ,, do this twice in a week ... your tanning will reduce ...
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Is it safe to use clindamycin phosphate gel on whole face to remove tannin, for how much time.

Dr.Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 93% (62766ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Is it safe to use clindamycin phosphate gel on whole face to remove tannin, for how much time.
not for tanning...Undergo glutathione therapy.. otherwise few creams also available...for detailed prescription do direct online consultation by sending photos.
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