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Doctor insights on: Do Spray Tans Prevent Sunburn

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Can spray tan prevent sunburn?

Can spray tan prevent sunburn?

No: A high spf sunscreen can help to prevent sunburn but spray tan will not. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more


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I have a weird tan from a sunburn last summer. Is there a safe way to even it out? I don't like tanning beds or spray tans.

I have a weird tan from a sunburn last summer. Is there a safe way to even it out? I don't like tanning beds or spray tans.

Self-tanners: There are many self-tanning lotions, sprays, gels, mousse, and even wipes that are available. I do not recommend tanning beds! Also always use a good sunscreen to prevent burning and getting uneven tans. ...Read more

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How to prevent being sunburned besides the obvious?

How to prevent being sunburned besides the obvious?

Be sun smart: First understand your skin type for sensitivity to the sun. Avoid midday sun between 10am-2pm for prolonged outdoor activities. Daily sunblock with a broad spectrum spf 30 or higher. Use sun smart clothing which protects from uv rays. There are many brands like sun precautions company and the likes which make great hats and blouses. If you can tan a bit during summer it also helps prevent burns. ...Read more

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How does sunscreen prevent sunburns?

How does sunscreen prevent sunburns?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens work via 2 possible ways: 1) chemical blocks that breakdown the uv rays as they pass through the skin and 2) physical blocks that prevent the uv rays from getting to the skin. I recommend the physical blocks (zinc and titanium) because they have a very good safety profile and work very effectively. If you are going to be in the sun - use a minimum of SPF 15 - follow product directions. ...Read more

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Can tanning lotion prevents sunburn?

Can tanning lotion prevents sunburn?

Tanning lotion: Tanning lotion will not protect against sunburn or sun damage. You need a broad spectrum uva uvb blocking sunscreen with spf rated 30 or higher. Neutropenia has great products. ...Read more

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Can you prevent peeling from a sunburn?

Sunburn peeling: Peeling after sunburn represents the exfoliation if damaged skin. This can be reduced by decreasing the decreasing inflammation. Aspirin a bd topical Hydrocortisone are among the best options. ...Read more

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How do you prevent peeling after a sunburn? |

How do you prevent peeling after a sunburn? |

Peeling and sunburn: Peeling of the skin after a sunburn is unavoidable. Peeling is the the body's way of getting rid of skin cells damaged by the sunburn. This is a protective mechanism, as these damaged cells are at risk of becoming cancerous.
In the unfortunate event that you experience a sunburn, your best course of action is to cool the areas with a cooling gel or water. Cool aloe vera gel works quite well. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my new sunburn from blistering?

How do I prevent my new sunburn from blistering?

Nothing: If you haven't blistered in a short time after developing the sunburn you wont. The only thing you can do is stay out of the sun or use good sunblock to prevent the burn. ...Read more

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What can I do for preventing sunburn on my scalp?

What can I do for preventing sunburn on my scalp?

Wear a hat: Physical defense with a hat is the obvious answer. There are different types of hats with protection for the back of the neck which is also prone to sunburns for people who work outdoors or just enjoy recreation. If your into water sports there lies the challenge. No matter how much sunblock used, if your skin is fair you will get injured without a cap. ...Read more

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How can you prevent and cure a sunburn around lips?

How can you prevent and cure a sunburn around lips?

Moisture: Preventing a sunburn is a lot easier than curing one. Sunscreen or shade can prevent them. To cure or reduce it, add lots of moisture and clean gently with mild cleansers. Vaseline or aquaphor can be soothing to these areas. If it blisters, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

Simple Care: 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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Is there a pill to prevent sunburns?

I know of no: Pill to prevent sunburns. Sunscreen and protective clothing is the answer if you need to be out in the sun. ...Read more

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Are there pills available to prevent sunburn?

But....: There are medications that can cause you to burn more easily..... Even with sunscreen...Check with your doctor or pharmacy before you go to see if you are at a higher than normal risk of burning.... ...Read more

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How do I best use sunblock to prevent sunburns?

Use before exposure: Sunblock works best if applied before exposure. The protection factor you need depends on your skin type. I recommend "sports" or waterproof sunscreens but these should still be reapplied after swimming, toweling off, etc. Bear in mind that the uv exposure is greatest between 10A.M. And 2 P.M. Or at high altitudes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can prevent sunburn from scarring?

Can you tell me how I can prevent sunburn from scarring?

Rare: It is extremely rare to develop scarring from a typical sun burn. It is only deep second degree and third degree burns that scar - to have that, you would have had to have blistered quite significanlty, and perhaps even have been admitted to a burn unit. Is this the case? ...Read more

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In what ways does sunscreen slow down and prevent sunburns? |

In what ways does sunscreen slow down and prevent sunburns? |

Blocks radiation: Sunblock or sunscreen will interfere with penetration of harmful ultraviolet radiation which has the potential to cause genetic mutations that may lead to skin cancer. ...Read more

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What is the best product used to prevent sunburns on a face?

What is the best product used to prevent sunburns on a face?

Sunscreen: Any brand, SPF 30 at least. Be sure to reapply if you are in the sun longer than an hour, are sweating, or are swimming. Hope this helps! ...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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Can it be no problem to put aloe or cooling spray on blistered skin from sunburn?

Can it be no problem to put aloe or cooling spray on blistered skin from sunburn?

Sounds good: 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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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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My sunburn is turning cranberry juice purple while working, what are some actions that I can take to prevent it, help it? Or should I go see a dr?

My sunburn is turning cranberry juice purple while working, what are some actions that I can take to prevent it, help it? Or should I go see a dr?

See a doctor: The sunburn you have may be deeper thant your standard red sunburn that most of us get after sun exposure without proper block, Its important to check because you must make sure there are no open areas and you should not expose this to the sun again in any short time ...Read more

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My 22year old daughter has a 2nd degree sunburn. We have neen treating it with liticane & alovera spray and oral pain medication.?

My 22year old daughter has a 2nd degree sunburn. We have neen treating it with liticane & alovera spray and oral pain medication.?

Sounds good: You can overdose on lidocaine, though, so be careful. Also, second degree means blisters -- if you can, do not pop them. The fluid inside is sterile. It's better if they deflate on their own. Once they open, the roof should be removed to avoid infection, and the wounds covered with topical antibiotic (neosporin or silvadene) to decrease scarring. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter got a bad sunburn yesterday. What helps prevent skin cancer in future?

Avoidance of the sun: The best prevention for skin cancer is sun avoidance. Uv light has cumulative effects on skin cancer risk (i.e. The more exposure the higher the risk.) long sleeve shirts, long pants, wide brim hats are best. Next would be a good quality sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 applied every one to two hours. ...Read more

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What are the risks of skin cancer associated with albinism? What is the best way to prevent bad sunburns and keep my skin cancer risk low?

What are the risks of skin cancer associated with albinism? What is the best way to prevent bad sunburns and keep my skin cancer risk low?

Yes there is a high: Use sun screens when you go out in sun...Avoid sun and wear protective clothing and plenty of sunscreens. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a sunburn on your face without clogging pores and preventing pimples?

What's the best way to treat a sunburn on your face without clogging pores and preventing pimples?

Cold milk: Cold milk compresses for 5 minutes to decrease heat amd relieve itching, non steroidal anti-inflammatory or bromelain for swelling and irritation and 1 per cent Hydrocortisone cream for a first degree burn. You experience relief within 12-24 hours. ...Read more

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I have blood blisters on back of my hands and fingers I have hep b and c I have also sprayed hydrochloric acid at a job a long time ago also exposed to sun but wore sunblock and still got sunburn alot?

I have blood blisters on back of my hands and fingers I have hep b and c I have also sprayed hydrochloric acid at a job a long time ago also exposed to sun but wore sunblock and still got sunburn alot?

Blisters: Are these true blood blisters or are they ruptured capillaries where the skin is very thin? Aspirin, aleve, corticosteroids increase this tendency. The photosensitivity May be related to the hepatitis or to some medications. ...Read more