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Best remedy for sunburn skin discoloration?

Best remedy for sunburn skin discoloration?

Sunblock/BBL therapy: Sun burn discoloration can be a pink or brown color and if you use sunblock over a few weeks to months, it will settle. If not settling then there were likely other problems like infection that may have prolonged the inflammation. Rarely, broad based light (bbl) treatments may be needed to lighten the area. ...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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How to treat skin peeling after sunburn?

How to treat skin peeling after sunburn?

Don't Pick & Peel: The best thing to do after a burn is to apply cool compresses and Hydrocortisone cream. Once the peeling begins, it is best to keep the affected areas as hydrated as possible by application of copious amounts of moisturizers. Avoid picking or peeling away the skin so that the new skin is given a protective covering under which it can heal. ...Read more

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What skin care ingredients can help flakey and oily skin?

What skin care ingredients can help flakey and oily skin?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based, organic, vegan, gluten-free. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What skin moisturizers make your skin glow?

What skin moisturizers make your skin glow?

Various: Jergens makes a good one called soft shimmer radiance moisturizer. Clean and clear makes a line called "morning glow." aveeno (oatmeal) positively radiant facial cleanser gives you an instant glow. Yes to carrots body lotion /body butter. Mario badescu seaweed night cream works great overnight! ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone peel your skin off?

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Can hydrocortisone peel your skin off?

No but: Prolonged use of a very potent cortisone cream (hydrocortisone is considered a weak one) may cause skin bruising and thinning. The peeling you usually see from it indicates that the lesions you are treating are healing partly as the result of the cream and not the cause. ...Read more

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Aloe sunburn spray good on blistered skin?

Aloe sunburn spray good on blistered skin?

Great Idea: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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How to heal sores on delicate skin and delicate skin areas?

How to heal sores on delicate skin and delicate skin areas?

Many options: Maintain good hygiene , clean sores with peroxide/antibiotic cream/ eat healthy foods-fruits & veggies, take multivitamins / vitamin c, may need antibiotic tablets if it becomes pussy etc if its recurrent get checked for diabetes or immunodeficiency. Go see your primary dr for a thorough evaluation! ...Read more

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Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Is aloe vera lotion good for body skin such as even skin tone smooth skin & blemishes ?

Not necessarily: Aloe (straight from the plant) can be helpful for healing burns or abrasions. But it is not an acne treatment. Some people can have significant sensitivity to aloe. Take care. ...Read more

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What skin care product is good for dry, oily skin?

What skin care product is good for dry, oily skin?

Pangea organics: Egyptian calendula & blood orange facial cleanser is really good for combination skin. You may want to try the skin care discovery kit for dry to sensitive skin, which has the cleanser, toner, facial cream, facial scrub and mask. The products are vegan, gluten-free and perfect for sensitive skin. You can find the catalogue at pangeaorganics.Com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Can you apply skin lotion to a sunburn?

Can you apply skin lotion to a sunburn?

Yes: Yes. Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Sunburn, skin cancer: Sunburns are implicated in skin cancer and aging. While tanning from sun exposure and tanning beds give you a "healthy glow", know that the "glow" is actually an indication of skin damage and inflammation. Prevent sunburns, reduce the risk of skin cancer and delay aging by limiting sun exposure, wearing minimum of spf 30 daily and getting any suspicious skin lesions examined. ...Read more

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What are some good skin care systems for acne prone sensitive skin?

What are some good skin care systems for acne prone sensitive skin?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

Aloe vera, oils: Skin is a barriers that breaks down when it is dry. Application of aquaphor or vaseline, as light layers, minimize drying from too much water or wind. There are many effective creams, but the best have oils such as vitamin e, camomille, sesame oil, or gels such as aloe vera. Avoid perfumes in products which alter the pH and decrease efficacy of ingredients.Io. ...Read more

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What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl peroxide should be used sparining. Also using omega 3 fish oil, vitamin b and d can help with skin healing. ...Read more

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Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Skin care; acne on thighs, blackheads , razor bumps. What are good skincare products?

Cetaphil: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and moisturizers are fantastic for conditioning the skin without clogging the pores or aggravating inflammation. I recommend this product constantly and have almost always had favorable results. Once the skin is conditioned, it is less likely to be irritated by over the counter acne products that can be used with it. ...Read more

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Can u suggest any cream or skin care routine for uneven complexion and oily skin ?

Can u suggest any cream or skin care routine for uneven complexion and oily skin ?

Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Which skin care brands do dermatologists recommend most?

Depends: for general care clarisonic at least daily. A toner with light acid. Tretinoin as well. No brand in particular. Sunscreen at the end. PCA are nice. ...Read more

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How effective is sunblock against sunburns, skin damage?

How effective is sunblock against sunburns, skin damage?

Sunblock is a must!: Protect with spf 15+ & be sensible about how much sun you're getting. Avoid tanning booths & unnecessary uv light. Hats, sunglasses, spf make-up & sportswear are also important to consider. Avoid sunscreens with potential carcinogens. The physical blocks (zinc and titanium) are great. Be vigilant about protecting your skin from future cancers & premature aging. It's better to prevent than correct! ...Read more

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What would scratching a sunburn do to your skin?

Irritate tissues: It may irritate inflammed skin and start the peeling process. Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your skin to itch after a sunburn?

What are the causes of your skin to itch after a sunburn?

Sunburn: Inflammation is the cause of itching after sunburn. Histamine is released which causes redness, pain snd itching. Antihistamines and asprin therefore help. ...Read more

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Skin peels after sunburn go back to normal color? How long?

Skin peels after sunburn go back to normal color? How long?

Weeks to months: Depending on your skin type, it can take just a couple of weeks or up to a year for skin to return to normal color after a peeling sunburn. If you are prone to hyperpigmentation, it could be permanent. The best thing to do is avoid the sun, wear your sunscreen, and keep the skin moisturized. See your dermatologist or primary physician for a skin check yearly. ...Read more

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What will happen after my sunburn peels? Will color match skin?

What will happen after my sunburn peels? Will color match skin?

It may: Over time, if you don't burn further, the skin tone should return to normal. I would recommend you use a sunscreen to protect you from further damage. ...Read more

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Skin feels sunburned after using body wash, what could be wrong?

Skin feels sunburned after using body wash, what could be wrong?

You may have a: sensitivity to that particular body wash. If it happens more than once- would stop using that product. Take care. ...Read more

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So i got sunburn and my skin is coming of will the my skin be tan or be white like if i didnt get sun?

Pale: After the top layer peals away the newer skin below will not have the mature pigment production needed to keep you tanned evenly.You will have variation from pale in the newly pealed areas to deeper tan in the areas that did not burn.It may take a year or more before your tone is even. Liberal use of a sunblock can lighten the tanned areas so the change isn't as noticeable. ...Read more

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If you sunburn on your face, are you more likely to gets freckle in the future cause you've damaged your skin?

If you sunburn on your face, are you more likely to gets freckle in the future cause you've damaged your skin?

Yes!: There are two basic types of freckles, "simple freckles" and "sunburn freckles", and this should help answer your question. Freckles are more common in those with light complexions, and in those who get sunburns. Moderate your sun exposure, wear a hat, and always wear good, and good amounts, of sunscreen! ...Read more

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I got a really bad sunburn. It has since healed, but I have a darker patch of skin within the "tan" area. Is this normal?

Post-inflammatory: Increased pigment is common after any skin injury. Protect from sun and heat. Prescription bleaching creams are more effective than OTC. Often this improves over time without treatment. ...Read more

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How come sunburns turn your skin red?

Inflammation: Radiation from the sun injures the skin. Your body jumps into healing by creating inflammation to bring fresh healthy blood and healing factors to the area. The blood vessels dilate to get the healthy blood there and get the injured tissues healed. This inflammatory response makes things red, hot, swollen, and painful but, is absolutely necessary for things to heal. ...Read more

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Can you apply skin lotion to a sunburn?

Yes: Yes. Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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Is it okay to peel the skin after a sunburn?

Is it okay to peel the skin after a sunburn?

Don't peel skin.: Keep sunburn cool with 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. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more

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Why does sunburned skin have that warm-feeling?

Inflammation: When you have a sunburn your skin is inflamed. Inflamed skin is warm to the touch. ...Read more

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How does one treat flakey skin after a sunburn?

Hydrate: Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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Can people with darker skin tones get sunburns?

Yes: Darker skinned individuals have greater protection to the Sun's Ultraviolet radiation. A darker skin type may be able to tolerate exposure longer without burning, however, given enough time or exposure they will get a sun burn. ...Read more

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Skin is feeling itchy a month after sunburn, help?

Hydrate well w water: Antihistamines can be used for itching. Moisturize skin. Aloe vera straight from the plant helps w healing. ...Read more