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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Any remedies for painful sunburn?

Any remedies for  painful sunburn?

Yes: Trying to keep skin cool with cold compresses, cool showers as well as keeping skin hydrated with moisturizer and/or aloe vera gel. To help with the pain, taking a pain reliever like Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) on a scheduled dosing as recommended on the label can help as well. ...Read more

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Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Got a sunburn and now my face is peeling. Any home remedies to heal/speed up peeling process? Tried face scrubs & Cetaphyl & Aveeno (oatmeal) face lotions

Avoid face scrubs: for sure as this will just irritate your healing skin. I would be very gentle using only cetaphil like non-soap cleansers, and vaniply cream. Skin will heal but if you remove peeling skin you can have scarring. ...Read more

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Home remedies for sun burn?

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Home remedies for sun burn?

Ibuprofen and aloe: To reduce the immediate inflammation from a sunburn, Ibuprofen (ie advil, (ibuprofen) motrin) every 6 hours and frequent application of moisturizers such as sarna, aloe or Hydrocortisone containing lotion will help. Drink plenty of fluids to remain hydrate. ...Read more

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What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

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 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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Home remedies for really dry fragile skin?

Home remedies for really dry fragile skin?

Yes: Eat a diet that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vit c, beta-carotene and magnesium to nourish your skin from the inside out. (fatty fish like salmon, halibut and sardines, walnuts, flax seeds, yellow and orange fruits and veges, and chocolate!) long showers and baths can dehydrate skin! use moisturizers (and or olive oil) and gentle cleansers. Exfoliate with yogurt, and drink plenty of water! ...Read more

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Home remedies and medication for lichen Planus and hot red bloatchy skin?

Home remedies and medication for lichen Planus and hot red bloatchy skin?

See your Dr.: Lichen planus is an inflammatory disorder of the mucosal soft tissue. It is best treated with Prednesone a corticosteriod prescription medication and evaluated by your doctor in 7 - 10 days. The hot red bloatchy skin might be a reaction that is occurring from the application of the home remedies. It is best to have them reviewed by your doctor before further use. ...Read more

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Skin dry,dark and red after using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combo cream for acne all over face, but it has effects,any suggestions for skin dark?

Skin dry,dark and red after using adapalene and benzoyl peroxide combo cream for acne all over face, but it has effects,any suggestions for skin dark?

Acne, dark spots: 1) dry and red skin- means the treatment a cause more damage to your skin. 2) maintaining skin moisture is crucial for everyone 3) dark spots needs different treatment than acne more information needed for more detailed recommendation ...Read more

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Any suggestions for acne scrubbing drying my skin?

Any suggestions for acne scrubbing drying my skin?

Why scrub?: This is unlikely to help the situation all that much. A good topical agent like benzoyl peroxide as tolerated may be enough; it's not pleasant but it's got a good chance of working. If it's not enough, get with your personal physician to add a second rx. The key to managing acne is finding something you can live with until the disease self-cures -- there's no guessing when that wil happen. ...Read more

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Hi doc..is there any remedy for whitening skin except beauty creams?

Hi doc..is there any remedy for whitening skin except beauty creams?

Define "whitening".: Is your skin whitening all over, or in patches? How long has it been happening? Or do you mean your skin is dark and you want to lighten it? More info, please. ...Read more

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Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Is there any otc creams for heat rash on face?

Hydrocortisone .1 : Apply cream to face avoid eyes three times a day for 5-7 days ...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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What can be used for sunburn and sun poison besides aloe?

What can be used for sunburn and sun poison besides aloe?

Sunscreens!!!: Prevention works best. If you have a severe sunburn and can get to a doctor in an hour or two, steroids (like prednisone) can sometimes help. After that nothing but the usual creams for comfort will help much. ...Read more

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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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My skin is quite dark due to sun burn. Please recommend homemade remedies to lighten my skin?

My skin is quite dark due to sun burn. Please recommend homemade remedies to  lighten my skin?

Not homemade stuff: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up, but one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. If a sunburn has healed up, only time and protection from further sunlight will lighten the area. If a sunburn is new, Hydrocortisone for a few days may lessen skin inflammation/darkening. ...Read more