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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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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive exposure to the sun that causes damage ...Read more


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What is a good substitute for sun tanning lotion?

What is a good substitute for sun tanning lotion?

Why?: There is no good substitute. If you are having problems with one look for a paraben free product. Would not expose oneself to too much sun without any protection. Regular sun tanning oils with any spf are not the way to go. Great tan, increase risk for possible skin cancer and aging skin. ...Read more

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Is Shea butter good for skin healing? What are other good stuff for this purpose?

Is Shea butter good for skin healing? What are other good stuff for this purpose?

Recommended: because is a great moisturizer for dry skin, and it can be used on a daily basis. If concerned, see a dermatologist for consult. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use aloe vera for my face and acne?

Is it a good idea to use aloe vera for my face and acne?

Neutral: Aloe vera is not harmful usually to skin and may help with many conditions like skin injury, sun born, traumatic burns, wounds, etc.. However, I do not knowm of any proven benefit of aloe vera for acne. Rather, it might make keeping pores open and clean somewhat harder to do. Ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Which sunscreen is best for regular use to get fair complexion?

Which sunscreen is best for regular use to get fair complexion?

Should be fine: with any sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 30 with UVA and UVB protection. Remember, besides good sunscreen, you have to use it correctly too. That means putting more on after two hours, or immediately after being in the water or exercising. ...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's the best lotion to use for healthy skin?

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

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What are good treatments for a face sun burn?

What are good treatments for a face sun burn?

Cold compresses,: I usually recommend cold compresses & topical steroid creams (to reduce the inflammation). Occasionally i will also suggest topical otc analgesic creams & pain/anti-inflammatory pills, such as Aspirin or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Same as weekends: Depends on the reason for itch. There are thousands of different causes. If it is significant, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am using femsinol A gel for pimplemarks and Retino A0.025 for warts and freckles. Is it good to use them?

I am using femsinol A gel for pimplemarks and Retino A0.025 for warts and freckles. Is it good to use them?

Retin A [tretinoin]: Retin A [tretinoin] is very useful for acne and brown spots. There are more potent forms in case of poor response. Clindamycin is usually a waste of money. Neither of these is of much use for warts. Sometimes Retin A is used for planar warts on the face but it does not do much. ...Read more

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Is it good to use honey and cinnamon for acne scars?

Is it good to use honey and cinnamon for acne scars?

Don't think so: Once you have scars from acne, there is no potion that will make them better. The remedy you mentioned may help in keeping acne from getting worse. For scar treatment you need a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon who will tell you if they can help. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Best tips for redness of acne?? How good is aloe Vera gel for acne...

Best tips for redness of acne??  How good is aloe Vera gel for acne...

See dermatologist: Redness with your acne is signs of ongoing inflammation. You need to be on a complete regimen that not only treats the acne, but is able to keep side effects to a minimum, such as irritation form some of the meds. Best to do this with a dermatologist if you have sensitive skin. Aloe vera by itself does nothing for acne. ...Read more

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Need some really good and easy remedy for acne scars?

Need some really good and easy remedy for acne scars?

Nothing easy: Even a dermatologist or plastic surgeon cannot remove acne scars. They may be made less visible by laser treatment, dermabrasion, microsurgery or injecting a filler. I'm sorry that your acne was not treated when it should have been, and i hope that you able to get some help. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best lotion for extremely dry skin?

Reduce use of soap: Limit soap to the critical areas (hands, face, axillae, and groin) and use no washcloth or loufa. I bet the dry skin will disappear in days. ...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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My 3 year old son is very fair skinned and got a pretty red sunburn today. Used spray sunscreen. What's best way to treat sunburn for kids?

My 3 year old son is very fair skinned and got a pretty red sunburn today. Used spray sunscreen. What's best way to treat sunburn for kids?

Pain relief.: The redness should fade over the next day. You can apply cool compresses for relief of the discomfort and give him Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the pain. Also make sure he drinks plenty of fluids, since he may also be somewhat dehydrated from the heat of the sun. If the burn is blistering, you should call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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