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I have black dots on my face at upper side of both the eyes. I report to many doctors and homeopathic centre, they told that this is done due to sun burn and advice for many medicine but still the black dots get darker and darker day by day Please advise me for better.

Dr. Jatin Soni 93% (28427 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to apply aloevera gel twice a day for six months over the lesion and follow up on completion
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Please suggest me a medicated sunscreen as my skin is combination skin tat tans within few minutes. And my skin is sensitive to chemicals. It becomes black. Nivea is the moisturizer is am using.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,
Please suggest me a medicated sunscreen as my skin is combination skin tat tans within few minutes. And my skin is se...
Dear lybrate-user, as every person have different skin texture, it cannot be say that one cream useful to you, may harmful to other. For proper Sunscreen, better you visit your doctor, secondly you have not mentioned, whether your skin is oily or dry or balanced. Better you keep skin hydrated by drinking water and juicy fruits,& I will suggest you to use Homoeopathic Sunscreen, as it ,does not harm skin. I
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I am a girl my age is 28 years I have sun burn on my hand neck and feet please suggest some medicine for sun burn.

Dr. Subodh Bhalke 92% (1055 ratings)
BHMS ,PGDPC , MS (psych.)
Homeopath, Nashik
Take Homeopathic medicine for best results 1) Apply Saundarya Homeopathic cream twice daily 2) Use Patanjali alovera facewash.
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Common Sunscreen Myths: What Should You Know?

Dr. Pushpa K R 86% (302 ratings)
MD - (Dermatology & STD)
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Common Sunscreen Myths: What Should You Know?

Exposing your skin to harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun can have devastating effects on your skin,including wrinkles, sunburn and even skin cancer. So, using a sunscreen every time you step outdoors and using it correctly is of vital importance to have healthy skin. However, most people have different misconceptions about sunscreen usage. Read on to find the real facts behind these widespread sunscreen myths…

1. You don’t need to apply sunscreen if your makeup contains SPF
If any of your makeup products like foundation or powder contains SPF, do not assume that it can replace your sunscreen. Makeup containing SPF cannot protect your skin entirely as cosmetics are generally applied lightly,and mostly doesn’t cover places like T-zones, earlobes or hairline. To fully shield your skin from the sunrays, it’s necessary to apply sunscreen or moisturizer with at least SPF 30 before putting makeup on. It is advisable to apply the sunscreen half an hour before stepping out for maximum benefit.

2. Putting sunscreen on your skin once is enough to protect you throughout the day
Most people apply sunscreen only once before heading out of the house, and don’t reapply it again throughout the entire day.Contrary to popular belief, this does not provide protection for the entire day as most sunscreens lose their effect with time. To ensure that your skin remains protected you need to reapply sunscreen once every 2 hours, and once every 40-80 minutes if you are engaging in activities like swimming and exercising.

3. Waterproof sunscreens won’t wash off
Even if your sunscreen is waterproof, you need to reapply it at regular intervals if you are pursuing water sports like swimming or are the kind who washes their face frequently. When a sunscreen is typified as waterproof, it actually means that the composition of the sunscreen makes it suitable for functioning for a maximum of 1 hour and 20 minutes under water. Moreover, sunscreens containing a ‘water-resistant’ label can bear water immersion up to at most 40 minutes. So, irrespective of whatever the label of the sunscreen mentions, you need to reapply sunscreen every hour to protect your skin effectively.

4. You do not need to apply sunscreen in winters or you are when indoors.
Winter skin is relatively more sensitive than summer skin which is tanned. If one is in hilly areas or snow covered regions there is reflection of UV light from the snow that causes more skin damage. Also glass can allow UV rays to pass through and indoor lighting can also be a source of UV exposure, therefore you should apply sunscreen even when you are indoors.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How to get rid on uneven tanned skin and foot crack? I tried lots of creams and home remedies for it. But no results.

Dr. Subodh Bhalke 92% (1055 ratings)
BHMS ,PGDPC , MS (psych.)
Homeopath, Nashik
How to get rid on uneven tanned skin and foot crack? I tried lots of creams and home remedies for it. But no results.
Take Homeopathic Medicine 1) Berberis aquifolium 30.8 pills at morning 2) Variolinum 30 .8 .pills at night for 15 days 3) apply Calendula alovera Homeopathic cream Twice daily after washing with warm water.
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Hi Doc, I have n semi combination sensitive skin, I am suffering dull n tanned skin, while at home earlier it’s quit fair complexion but wen I was working my skin is getting pretty tanned, n three months later on I am going be marry can you help me out what should I have to do! I have seasonal acne issue as well.

Dr. Sandesh Gupta 93% (4712 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hi Doc, I have n semi combination sensitive skin, I am suffering dull n tanned skin, while at home earlier it’s quit ...
This is because of sun exposure...The colour of ypur exposed body skin gets darker as compared to the covered areas..Use a good quality sunscreen when you go in the sun.Some foods encourage our skin to make the most of our time in the sun, while still others cause our skin to reject the sun’s rays.You should consume carrots.eggs,mangoes,cheese,spinach,tomatoes,apricot,plums and peaches,tender coconut,buttermilk.The food rich in antioxidants will add anatural glow to your skin and the free radicals available in these fight against the harmful sun rays.You may take few sessions of chemical peel to reduce tan.
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I have skin problem like TAN. Please help me to remove TAN? What I have to take care?

Dr. Sandesh Gupta 93% (4712 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Due to sun exposure, the colour of your exposed body skin gets darker as compared to the covered areas.Certain dietary modifications also helps in reducing sun tan..You should consume carrots.eggs,mangoes,cheese,spinach,tomatoes,apricot,plums and peaches,tender coconut,buttermilk.The food rich in antioxidants will add a natural glow to your skin and the free radicals available in these fight against the harmful sun rays. You may also go for peels and skin polishing to reduce tan. If you wd like to go for a more natural approach, you can try rubbing the slices of lemons, potato, tomatoes, cucumber which are also found to be beneficial in clearing the complexion.You may use suncross lotion in the morning.
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I travel daily in the sun. My neibhours & relatives say that my skin is sun burnt. Is there anything I could do?

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 95% (5982 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi lybrate-user. First thing to do is to cover as much as you can while going out in sun like gloves and facial mask. Second use sunscreen lotion having SPF50. And take healthy nutritious diet. Also refer to my article on skin care. For detailed understanding on skin care.
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Does a skin lightening cream removes all the tanning. If yes suggest me a skin lightening cream. I'm having a sensitive skin type.

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 89% (1509 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Does a skin lightening cream removes all the tanning. If yes suggest me a skin lightening cream. I'm having a sensiti...
Fairness diet carrot salmon spinach lemons HERE ARE THE BEAUTY TIPS FOR QUICK FAIRNESS: 1. Application of lemon juice on your face can give you quick fairness. Lemon juice is acidic. Hence it naturally bleaches your skin. However don’t apply it undiluted. You might find the sting of undiluted lemon juice unbearable. So mingle it with few drops of water. You can also use a face mask made out of lemon juice and other ingredients like chickpea flour and almond. You need to soak about 5-6 almonds overnight in water. Next morning peel off the almond skins, crush almonds to a smooth paste, adding lemon juice and 2 tbsp chickpea flour to your mixture. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and apply the mask all over face and neck. Keep for about 20 minutes and then rinse with cold water. Repeat thrice a week. 2. Dry out the orange rinds. Ground those into a fine powder. Mingle the powder with curd and honey and apply it all over your face. Massage in a circular pattern for about 10-15 minutes and wash off with cold water. Repeat this remedy too thrice a week. Inform Me progress.
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