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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?
Yes - spray & rub: Yes, if you spray and rub it in. The main trouble with the spray is that there is a risk of breathing in the aerosolized particles. These chemicals are not meant or safe to use internally. So when spraying, be sure not to spray directly onto face. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on exposure: Most people with black skin will have a skin protection factor naturally of about a 3-4, depending on depth of color. An SPF 15 filters out approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 keeps out 97 % and SPF 50 keeps out 98% of the harmful rays, but all products take about 20-30 minutes to become effective and should be reapplied after 2-3 hours to maintain protection. ...Read more
Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?
15.Acne problem/forehead.Seen dermatologist.Gave erythromycinum sol.2% & skinoren aselatic acid 20%.Help at summer, not at winter.How to get rid of it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?
Insect screens: Nope. Not as long as you can get sun through them (ie netting screens block insects, but not much sun). So you should be able to get your vitamin D. Be careful about excess sub exposure, which can cause skin cancer :/. Try using a timer & applying sun screen with that bug spray :) ...Read more
Hi Doctor, Can I use Key Hexilak Silicone Gel (Key Ingredients: Polysiloxanes & Silicon Dioxide) for my face scars (chicken pox scars, 15 days old)?
Scars/sili/gel?: Only if you are FIRST seen by a doctor to see the appearance of the CP scars! ...Read more
Is cncer risk + tan effect identical w/ 10mins sun w/o sunscrn vs 30mins sun w/ spf3 vs 80mins sun w/ spf8 etc? I kno all risky but what minimzes risk
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
I wear sunscreen outdoors, but I have a raised mole. Do I have skin cancer? Is SPF 50 sunscreen going to protect me more than SPF 15?
Is it healthier to use sunscreen and tan outside?Or to use a self tanning lotion that gives you a tan?Does self tanning lotion have harmful chemicals?
My dermatologist prescribed 4%hydroquinone , tretinoin, mometasone furoate to treat erythema ab igni dt hot packs..Can this pigmentation fade completely?
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