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I took care and exfoliated face skin to get a shade lighter. I went to holiday, even with hat and sunscreen, my darker skin is back. How to fix please?

I took care and exfoliated face skin to get a shade lighter. I went to holiday, even with hat and sunscreen, my darker skin is back. How to fix please?

You are who you are: "Exfoliating" is not the way to reduce pigmentation. Anyway, why do you have this goal? What matters is the content of your character, not the shade of your color. ...Read more

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Can sunscreen irratitate yound childrens skin? I always have him wear a sun hat but his face seems red and rashy after the sunscreens appilied

Can sunscreen irratitate yound childrens skin? I always have him wear a sun hat but his face seems red and rashy after the sunscreens appilied

Try a different one: It's great that you are trying to protect your son's skin from the sun. Several sunscreens contain material that does not bind to the skin, reducing the risk of irritation. Check the label for active ingredients. The mild ones usually contain only zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as the active ingredients. Make sure you reapply frequently. ...Read more

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Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Sunburn prevention: Don't forget sunglasses, and to avoid exposure between 10AM-4PM. Umbrellas help, too. Remember the shade moves with the sun, especially if a child is in a shaded stroller. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/basics/prevention/con-20031065 ...Read more

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When can my baby start going out without a hat?

When can my baby start going out without a hat?

When it's...: ...Neither cold nor windy nor raining nor sunny. Don't forget about the hat as a sunburn and sunstroke shield. As for the child's age -- even adults should wear hats if they are prone to sunburn. ...Read more

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