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Australian Gold Suntan Lotion
When putting on sun tan lotion, am I supposed to apply sunscreen on first and then sun tan lotion? Or do I just use suntan lotion since it has SPF 5?
SPF15 Broad-spectrum: Apply 1 oz of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (the higher the SPF, the more UVB protection) liberally 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours & after swimming, sweating, or drying off with a towel. Use a sunscreen that says broad-spectrum on the label — that means it will screen out both UVB and UVA rays. Look for the new UVA rating system: 4 stars = the highest UVA protection. ...Read more
Cover up: Wear long-sleeved shirts, hats and long pants to reduce exposure to sunlight and harmful uv rays. ...Read more
Does having a tan help protect me against getting skin cancer (i.E., can the use of suntan lotion be reduced as I become more tan?)?
Is it safe to put gold bond lotion on your penis every day for chronic dry skin? Will there be any long term problems I should know about?
Persistent itch located on jaw line neck and chest mainly nipple and turned white. No rash. Tried lotion, oils, gold bond, anti itch. No Relief 4mth.
Rashes: Rashes are generally impossible to diagnose over the computer. Since you have tried so many things without relief, it's time to see the dr. to get it examined and properly diagnosed so the best treatment can hopefully occur. Good luck. ...Read more
No: The sunblock should protect form UV-A and B rays. It will allow you to tan as well. Putting an oil on first may dilute the sunblock lowering its quality. The oil will not help you get any darker than well. ...Read more
I am short of breathe if I lie down to sleep or even to suntan. I do not smoke. What could cause this? Tks
See a cardiologist: As soon as you can. Postural breathlessness can be a symptom of heart disease among other things but the undiagnosed heart disease can have the quickest bad outcome if ignored. If no heart disease follow uop with your doctor for a thorough exam. ...Read more
How can I prevent a suntan from peeling? I like how it looks and don't want it to go away. What measures can I take besides for moisturizing?
Can't stop nature: If one's skin got fried by the sun, new skin cells will form to replace the sunburned skin all at one time (because greater skin damage was done all at one time). If one's skin was not fried but just gradually tanned, new skin cells will replace the tanned skin at the normal rate that skin cells replace themselves. Otherwise, if one were to keep old skin, she would look 100 years-old very rapidly. ...Read more
Patience: Creams which bleach the skin are not advised. Instead, to lighten skin, use sunscreens regularly on all exposed skin. ...Read more
That depends on: Things like time of day, intensity of sun, skin protection. ...Read more
I have natural medium brown skin and used a skin whitening cream with hydroquinone to whiten my skin a year ago. Is it permanent? Can I suntan my skin
Had laser hair removal on legs. Have white marks because skin was a burned. Can I continue the sessions? Can I get suntan?
Yes/No: No such thing as hair removal. It is "hair reduction." if you were burned, you might want to have them turn the power down on the laser. You should never get a suntan whether you have scars and therefore should always use sun-block protection. Sun block is even more important when there are scars. ...Read more
It's not a suntan, my skin is rubbing off so much in diff places that when I collect it in my hand it looks like thick putty- jaundice or vit defi?
Confused?: Your statement is the very definition of when one needs to see a physician and not be searching on the internet. Please sign off of the internet and go see a Dermatologist or your family doctor urgently. ...Read more
Lotion: Having 4 kids and 6 grandkids, the simple answer is because he can. Kids at this age explore their environment by putting everything in their mouth. You put lotion on him all the time and he sticks out his tongue to get some to explore and because it is a game to him. Fortunately it is not dangerous unless he were to eat the whole bottle. ...Read more
Aloe straight from : The plant is recommended. Lotions w aloe don't have a high enough aloe concentration. Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. ...Read more
Straight from plant: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Dont yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more
Uncertain.: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Greenish yellow w bad odor; white, gray or yellow w fish-like odor; clumpy white w/o an odor, clumpy green or yellow are all types of d/c which can occur with infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; >. ...Read more
Yes: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and water content of the epidermis and dermis. ...Read more
Hypoallergenic: The lotion should say" hypoallergenic" and "mild" or "for sensitive skin." It should say "noncomedogenic," which means it won't clog pores, either. If you cannot find one, see your doc or a dermatologist who can give you other suggestions. ...Read more
Many brands: There are many aloe based lotions that are excellent for skin care. Some examples are Jergins, or Vaseline Intensive Care. The cosmetician in department stores can advise you on skin care also, as there are more expensive creams especially for facial use. ...Read more
Sure: I have a Jergins lotion I use for this. Give you a nice tanned look you want, but gradually, while moisturizing your skin. Also, anything that will keep you from wanting to get in the sun for a real tan is a good thing! ...Read more
Yes: Be careful not to occlude sweat glands with too much waxy deodorants or can get pimples/boils, also don't shave too close since if haishaft is under skin may have trouble growing out thru usual hole and cause inflammation and thus boils, always shower/bath daily and scrub with washcloth/soap/water to remove any oils which can occlude pores thus causing pimples. , lotions are less greasy ...Read more
Pica, consumption of: Non-nutritive substances, can occur in neurotypical toddlers at 18-24 mos. & in toddlers & older kids with developmental delays, autism, mental illness. Iron deficiency, or disturbed parent-child interaction/family function. Intestinal blockage, parasitosis & lead poisoning are possible complications. Use child-proof locks on all cabinets with household products & see your pediatrician. ...Read more