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Doctor insights on: Best Self Tanning Products

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How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

How safe is self tanning lotions & airbrushing?

Tanning: Self tanners and airbrushing (depending on the products used) are considerably more safe than using a tanning bed/booth - and the results can look pretty good as well. Keep in mind that using this form of tanning does not reduce your chances of getting burned or incurring damage to your skin from the actual sun. You should always use an spf to protect your skin when out in the sun. ...Read more

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Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more


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Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Tan in a can is usually safer than sun tanning or using a tanning bed. The latter can increase risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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What's the best way to remove acne scars using household products?

What's the best way to remove acne scars using household products?

CAN'T. Don't try!: Scars are permanent and there is no surgeon or surgical, laser, cream, or cosmetic treatment in existence that can eliminate or remove scars completely. Expert plastic surgery can trade bad scars or poor orientation for better ones hidden in lines of expression or along skin lines, but there will still be new scars. Sorry! stay away from any household products--they can burn or scar you further! ...Read more

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Tanning beds ok to self treat pityriasis rosea?

No: Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited condition. If you feel you need therapy, see a physician who can prescribe a topical medication. Avoid tanning beds where you will get unreliable dosing as well as uncertain wavelength delivery. Not worth putting your future self at risk to treat a condition that goes away on its own. ...Read more

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Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Will self tanners, spray tan, or tanning beds help get rid of hypopigmentation?

Maybe temporarily: But i would suggest that you see a dermatologist to determine the cause of your hypopigmentation. There are multiple metabolic and immunologic etiologies which can cause hypopigmentation and it may be in your best interest to get to the root cause rather than merely covering it up cosmetically. ...Read more

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Good idea to use chemical peels for acne red marks?

Acne scars difficult: Early acne scars as with pigment changes may show improvement spontaneously or with various treatments such including chemical peels and laser treatments. When the scarring is chronic with fibrosis and contour changes treatment is much more difficult, but typically involves a combination of resurfacing procedures such as dermabrasion or ablative laser, injectable fillers and surgical excision. ...Read more

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Are hydroquinone cream products good for whitening and removing acne red marks?

Are hydroquinone cream products good for whitening and removing acne red marks?

It's about pigment: Hydroquinone works by decreasing the pigment cells in your skin. Let your doctor look at the scarring to determine if this is redness from blood vessels or is it pigment associated with pih or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If it is pigment, hydroquinone will be your ticket. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

Help please? What is the best natural skincare line or products for rosacea?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Best skin lightning cream for regular use?

Best skin lightning cream for regular use?

Nothing specific: No one cream in the market is better than othet. I found aloe vera products work well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ultimate method to get rid of an acne rash without using products?

Ultimate method to get rid of an acne rash without using products?

Whoa: Forgive me. In spite of what anybody may have told you, acne is not a lifestyle or hygiene-related disease. Would you ask, "what is the best way to put out a fire without using water?" you owe it to yourself -- and doubly to any young person for whom you may be responsible -- to get acne treated effectively; if benzoyl peroxide has failed, any competent primary care physician can clear it up. ...Read more

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What are the best skin care products doctors recommend for oily skin! help!?

What are the best skin care products doctors recommend for oily skin! help!?

Skin care: Oily skin may be do to hormones and over aggressive washing of the skin. At times, when the skin is dried from soap and washing vigorously the oil glands become irritated and secrete more oil. Try a cleanser rather than soap, a good moisture cream and at times glycolic acids work, too. www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best gradual tanning lotion for very fair skin?

Please recommend the best gradual tanning lotion for very fair skin?

Jergins: Jergins has a great line of gradual tanners that you can use as a daily lotion and give your self a "buildable glow" I think it's called " Jergins Natural Glow" I am thrilled you are taking good care of your skin and opting for a tanning lotion rather than the sun's deadly rays! ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best skin product for acne scars and stains?

Help please? What is the best skin product for acne scars and stains?

Acne scars: The first treatment is control of the acne. Dark or red scars are inflammatory and often improve with time. Otherwise, treatments include laser, chemical peel, dermabrasion, bleaching creams like azelaic acid, excision, or subcision with filling. Each has risks, benefits and different downtimes/recovery. ...Read more

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What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?

What are other ways to treat acne scars rather than using lasers and face lifts? Any home reemedies or over-the-counter products?

Acne scars: If you already have scars from the acne, the safest thing will be to see a dermatologist and determine the best treatment option for you. Most home remedies and OTC products are not effective and some could be harmful. ...Read more

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What are good products to lighten red/dark scars from acne?

What are good products to lighten red/dark scars from acne?

A mild acid: A mild acid such as glycolic acid will exfoliate the skin and will help to reduce the color of scars. Other options are hydroquinone and retinol. Low concentration glycolic acid and retinol creams are available over the counter. Stronger peels such as a tca peel or laser resurfacing are done at a doctor's office. You can consult a local dermatologist for a treatment that's appropriate for you. ...Read more