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I have fair skin.But due to sun sun exposure my skin became dark.Suggest me some creams.

I have fair skin.But due to sun sun exposure my  skin became dark.Suggest me some creams.

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

Sun Exposure (Definition)

Sunburn results when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light source exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. Sunburn in a very light-skinned person may occur in less than 15 minutes of midday sun exposure, while a dark-skinned person may tolerate the ...Read more


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How to deal with sun exposure and skin grafts?

How to deal with sun exposure and skin grafts?

Sun protection: Skin grafts often will discolor when exposed to sun light due to the pigment producing cells (melanocytes). The melanocytes react by darkening the skin. Unfortunately, the hyperpigmentation that occurs (darkening) might not lighten and may cause permanent discoloration. Use good sun protection to skin grafted areas and fresh scars. ...Read more

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Does reducing sun exposure benefit your skin?

Does reducing sun exposure benefit your skin?

Yes: Decrease the chance of getting skin cancer; wrinkling and freckling would also be lessened. ...Read more

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I have been an orchard worker and worry about sun exposure to my face & skin.

I have been an orchard worker and worry about sun exposure to my face & skin.

Get your skin examin: It is very easy to check your skin for any sun related complications like skin cancer. You can get this done by a primary care doctor(less expessive) or from a dermatologist(may cost a bit more) but any growth on the skin surface or a changing mole are the lesions to watch. Have your spouse/ friend check skin of your back, rest you can check yourself and see if there is anything that does not belo ...Read more

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What extent of sun exposure can lead to skin cancer?

What extent of sun exposure can lead to skin cancer?

Sun: A history of sunburns (even just a couple) in childhood combined with cumulative sun exposure from childhood throughout adulthood dramatically increases one's skin cancer risk. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your skin to flake after a tan or sun exposure?

Is it normal for your skin to flake after a tan or sun exposure?

Sure: Normal. Moisturize the skin, apply aloe. You may want to try suntan lotion before going out to avoid burns which could cause skin cancer later on... ...Read more

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What are white blotches on skin after sun exposure at.The beach?

What are white blotches on skin after sun exposure at.The beach?

Skin Fungus: A skin fungus, tinea corporis, is a possibility. Especially if they occur on the back and chest. Also areas of old scars will not heal well. There are other conditions such as vitiligo that will not tan. ...Read more

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What are the home made remedies to improve skin complexion which became dark due to sun exposure?

Sun discolored skin: The sun causes the formation of melanin in the skin, which makes the skin darker.If you are unhappy with the way your skin looks from too much sun, you must first prevent any sun exposure at all, by wearing protective clothing, and hats, and by using sun blockers every day. You can try to lighten the skin with bleaches that contain hydroquinone, and by using a glycolic acid lotion. ...Read more

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My skin is rubbing off in little pieces, like rubber. I am house bound (severe m.E.), have had no sun exposure, and no med changes in months. Ideas?

My skin is rubbing off in little pieces, like rubber. I am house bound (severe m.E.), have had no sun exposure, and no med changes in months. Ideas?

See MD immediately: I am not certain what is causing the problem but i recommend you get in to see a dermatologist immediately. The skin acts as a barrier to prevent organisms or other toxins from entering our bodies. If you are loosing your skin, you are at risk for more serious problems. Find out what this is and get it treated. ...Read more