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I have dark skin. How to improve the tone. The skin darkening is due to tanning. Suggest me some recommendations.

Dr. Hiral Kumar Rakholiya 89% (1422 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
I have dark skin. How to improve the tone. The skin darkening is due to tanning. Suggest me some recommendations.
Avoid direct sun exposure and apply sunscreen lotion 2 to 3 time in a day. And homeopathic treatment helpful to you for dark skin.
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My skin has been over exposed to sun for 8 years. Mmy face, neck are extremely darkened. Some one suggested me vitamin c serum. Can I use leamonand honey instead. Can you suggest any vitamin c serum which works and affordable. Please suggest some skin care regime, products natural.

Dr. Subodh Bhalke 95% (2114 ratings)
BHMS ,PGDPC , MS (psych.)
Homeopath, Nashik
1) Use Saundarya Homeopathic cream daily at night for 1 month 2) Use Patanjali Suvarnakanti daily.
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My face and hands tanned last month during goa trip. I used almost all of the best face washes but my skin colour isn't make normal yet. I can see proper colour deference on my neck and biceps and worried about it. Give me suggestion to fix it.

Dr. Yogesh 89% (138 ratings)
MBBS, MD-Dermatology,Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
My face and hands tanned last month during goa trip. I used almost all of the best face washes but my skin colour isn...
Nothing to worry just apply a good sunscreen lotion over face neck forearm and arm at 9 am, 12 noon and 3 pm, your tan will gradually fade away.
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Silent Signs Of Sun Poisoning You Need To Know About!

DDVL, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Silent Signs Of Sun Poisoning You Need To Know About!

Skin inflammation caused due to overexposure to the harmful rays of the sun is known as sunburn. UVA and UVB are the ultraviolet rays that cause maximum damage to your skin. Overexposure to the sun triggers the development of melanin (color imparting pigment) on the upper layer of your skin or the epidermis, resulting in the formation of a tanned skin. Severe sunburn can damage your DNA also.

The most common symptoms of sunburn include:

  1. Your skin may appear reddish in color
  2. You may notice wrinkles
  3. On touching, your skin may feel hot
  4. Frequent itching sensation may make you feel irritated
  5. Blisters may pop out due to sunburn
  6. You may suffer from fever too and that may result in nausea
  7. Your blood pressure can also reduce which can make you feel week
  8. Your skin may be swollen

Some of the risk factors are mentioned below:

  1. Fair skinned people are more prone to sunburns.
  2. Working outdoors for prolonged hours can cause severe sunburn.
  3. Sunburn can hasten your process of aging.
  4. The blisters can result in infections.
  5. Sunburns can also result in the formation of skin lesions.
  6. Sunburn can sometimes lead to skin cancer.

Sunburn can be treated in the following ways:

  1. Bathing in cold water can give you some relief.
  2. Aloe Vera creams have cooling properties; applying aloe vera cream or gel on the affected areas can offer temporary relief.
  3. Sometimes, sunburn can make you feel dehydrated, so it is advised to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
  4. Anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin can help you to treat skin inflammation.
  5. Home remedies like applying orange peel paste on the affected areas can help you to treat mild cases of sunburn.

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

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Sunburn - 10 Ways You Can treat It!

Dr. Dharamvir Singh 90% (1233 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Sunburn - 10 Ways You Can treat 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 in the beach, rinse off with regular water as early as possible to clear the chlorine and sand and salt water. The salt water 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. 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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Some Simple Tips For Revitalizing Sun-Damaged Skin

Dr. Atul Kumar Agarwal 88% (550 ratings)
Diploma In Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Ghaziabad
Some Simple Tips For Revitalizing Sun-Damaged Skin

If you love sunbathing or have a lot of sun exposure without proper precautions, it can severely damage the skin. No matter how enjoyable it is to sit in the sun during the winter months, overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause some irreparable damage to the skin. It can also result in the appearance of premature wrinkles, sunburn and freckles. Sun damaged skin also causes pigmentation disorders in the form of age spots or dark patches and also makes the skin look rough and dry. Fortunately, treatment options are available that improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin. Read the article for some simple tips to revitalize your sun damaged skin:

  1. Apply lotions and serums: The lotions and serums that contain glycerin help to treat the dark sunspots and skin dryness. The glycerin rehydrates the skin by adding the moisture to the deep layers of the skin making it look smooth, healthy and radiant.
  2. Exfoliate: Exfoliation is another way to treat the dry and dead skin that is caused by overexposure of the sun or use of self-tanning products. Exfoliation can be done simply with a mild cleanser and remember to moisturize your skin after exfoliating that helps to restore the moisture. Exfoliating the skin help to remove the dead skin cells, dirt and debris and leave the skin feeling smooth and revitalized.
  3. Apply bleaching creams: Bleaching creams can also be applied that treat the skin pigmentation (dark patches and age spots) caused by sun exposure. Make sure to buy a reliable bleaching cream or you can consult the dermatologist for further guidance.
  4. Use sunscreen: Applying sunscreen before a long-term sun exposure greatly helps in preventing the sun damage and makes the skin look radiant. Whenever you need to go out in the sun, apply sunscreen even for a short period of time and make sure to apply it on all the areas of the body that will be exposed to the sun. Wear sunscreen that has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or higher. Regular use of sunscreen not only helps to prevent the sun damage but also protects the already sun damaged skin from getting worse.

If you notice the result of sun damage on your skin, don’t give up because it’s too late to reverse the damages. Remember, it’s never too late to protect your skin and reverse the sun damage. 

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

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Moderate Sun Exposure - How Does It Benefit The Skin?

Dr. Suruchi Garg 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Moderate Sun Exposure - How Does It Benefit The Skin?

Most people facing skin issues, be it dark spots or pigments, blame the sun for their issues. It is true that the sun is one of the most common causes of skin problems from dermatitis to melasma to sunburn to cancer. However, this is due to excessive, unprotected exposure to the sun. What is not known to most people is that the sun can do wonders for your skin when the exposure is moderate.

In fact, it is essential in a way to get a certain amount of exposure to the sun in order to have great skin. Not many know that humans also absorb sunlight and metabolize it to get various benefits.

Read on and understand the contradictions:

  1. Bone health: The most common fact linking the sun and human health is that it is beneficial for bone health. This is because of the vitamin D present in sun rays that is responsible for bone health. Newborn babies are exposed to early morning sunlight so they can develop strong bones.
  2. Sunlight brings on happiness: The happy chemical serotonin is released when a person gets exposed to the sun. It is not without reason that some people wake up to sunrise with a big smile on their faces. It does make them truly happy!! So, go out and get the sunshine on your face. It improves your emotional well-being and even helps control depression. People in countries which do not receive sunlight for weeks or months together experience what is termed as a seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
  3. Psychological disorders: It has been proven that in conditions like Alzheimer’s, depression, and panic disorders, regular, controlled exposure to the sun helps improve symptoms.
  4. Blood pressure control: The nitric oxide produced during sun exposure is known to help reduce blood pressure. This, in turn, helps reduce other conditions like stroke and heart attacks.
  5. Cancer prevention: Better levels of Vitamin D reduce the risk of some cancers; Breast, pancreas, ovarian, and colon for instance. Countries that have very less sunlight have more of these cancers.
  6. Sleep well: Sunlight controls the body’s circadian rhythm and chemically manages this via melatonin. During the day, this is reduced and during the nights, it is increased. This helps maintain a regular sleep pattern.
  7. Immune booster: The white blood cells which are the infection fighters are produced in larger numbers when exposed to the sun. This, in turn, helps fight infections and boosts immunity.
  8. Treats skin disorders: While sun causes some skin problems, it also heals some, like psoriasis, acne, jaundice, and other skin infections. The phototherapy which is used in these conditions is a targeted beam of light which stimulates the deeper skin layers to produce the essential skin cells and heal itself.
  9. Nutrition and sun: The scientists are deciphering that people who place their main meals between sunrise and sunset are the healthiest.

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

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How can I remove tanning from my skin Permanently? Suggest me some quick remedies please.

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V. 94% (43195 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
How can I remove tanning from my skin Permanently? Suggest me some quick remedies please.
Undergo PRP therapy. Few creams also available. Send photos of the affected area for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Hi doctor. I am 20 YO boy. My skin in oily and due to tanning it has become dull. So can you suggest me any daily use cream or lotion or something like that?

Dr. Hema Sushrut Fulare 91% (66 ratings)
MBBS, DDV, IMCAS
Dermatologist, Nagpur
Hi doctor. I am 20 YO boy. My skin in oily and due to tanning it has become dull. So can you suggest me any daily use...
Hi lybrate-user, Use Ahaglow face wash two times daily n apply Lactocalamine lotion before stepping out in SUNLIGHT.
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How to remove sun tan and how to become fair and is gohonson baby hair is good for hair or not.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (4283 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
How to remove sun tan and how to become fair
and is gohonson baby hair is good for hair or not.
Apply yogurt to ur face and massage it ,,apply banana with milk and massage,,apply tomato paste ,,apply almond paste,,apply raw papaya with rose water,, apply tea tree oil,,apply Bengal gram flower with rose water,,with this u need to wash ur face frequently,,scrub with atta ,,this will help
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