Doctor insights on:
Can Sun Tanning Or Tanning Salons Permanently Darken Your Skin
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
Skin darkening/ sun: To protect your skin from darkening during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www.Melanomaresource.Org/index.Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical sunblock: The use of a good quality physical sun block that blocks out both UV A and UVB rays. The skin will still tan but to a much lesser extent. The physical block should be either zinc or titanium . Theses products can be purchased at a dermatologist office and in many spas. The better products are PCA, Skin Medica, SkinCeuticals, Obagi and others but these are most popular ...Read more
Sun protection: Prevent hyperpigmentation by consistently using a broad spectrum sunblock (protecting against uva and uvb wavelengths) every day. Wear protective clothing (hat, shirt with sleeves), seek shade, avoid being outside during late morning and early afternoon hours. Bleaching creams containing hydroquinone might help as well. ...Read more
We place such an: Emphasis on skin tone and i respect that it is an issue for you. The best home remedy is to stay neat and clean and happy w/your health. The best thing about you is what is inside, your values. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Sunblock: Sunblock is the cornerstone of management and prevention is the key. Once it has developed there are a variety of bleaching agents that can be used that combine varying proportions of retin-a, hydroquinone, kojic acid and topical steroids. On occasion chemical peels with glycolic acid may also help. Lastly laser resurfacing is an option but not without more risk. See your dermatologist for options. ...Read more
Reaction : The sun reacts with the melanin already in your skin. Depending on your genetic makeup and race will determine how dark you will get. You have to have enough of the melanin in you skin for it to react to the sun and to get tan or darker skin tone. Some people only blister and peel but do not have enough melanin to actually tan. ...Read more
Yes: There is often a photosensitivity reaction following tanning that should resolve in a couple of days. It is similar to a mild sunburn. Heat rash would be from excessive sweating and could also happen. It is self resolving in about 3 days, after peeling. You can use an aloe and Lidocaine gel on your skin for comfort. You can also pick up warts and bacterial skin infections from a tanning bed. ...Read more
Dermatology: does a sun tan lotion, with an SPF 6, allow for tanning and wards off damaging premature skin aging when applied frequently enough?
Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?
Yes: Everyone should use sunscreen. Those with more pigment are less likely to develop skin cancer, but with enough ultraviolet exposure, it is possible. A good, broad-spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide (eg. Coppertone faces) applied daily with reduce the chance of premature aging and skin cancer. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Does shea butter darken your skin?
- Why does your skin darken during dialysis?
- Can tanning kill skin fungus?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can you permanently slow down your metabolism?
- Can onions permanently damage your eyes?
- Can you permanently damage your vocal chords?
- Can you change your eye color permanently?
- Talk to a dermatologist online for free