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Tips to prevent skin darkening due to long exposure to sun - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Pigmentation Problems
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   for last 6 months i have been noticing that my face colour is getting darken. my complextion is not that much darker . still other body part is still having fair complexion.
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   do youtend to be in sun for longer time?
User :   so please advice a permanent remede
User :   yes
Doctor :   are all the body parts that are exposed to sun darker than the parts that are covered?
User :   I have to work sometimes in sun and heat. my face expoesed frequently in sun
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok. the darkening that occurs while exposure to sun is a protective mechanism of the body to protect against the sun's harnful rays
Doctor :   from damaging the skin
User :   ok
Doctor :   it occurs due to excess production of melanin
User :   ok
Doctor :   what you can do is use a protective sunscreen of about 30-40 SPF before you go out in sun
Doctor :   if you tend to sweat a lot, reapply every 20 mins to 30 mins
Doctor :   keep washing face with cold water
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   try this home remedy too, you can do this on a daily basis
User :   and what about to get glow
User :   ok
Doctor :   take a spoon of bengal gram flour, mix with adequate curd, and a bit of turmeric powder
User :   ok
Doctor :   clean your face with a cleanser, usually a non soap based one
Doctor :   and apply either lemon juice or tomato (freshly cut one)
Doctor :   it will help to remove the tan
User :   ok
Doctor :   due the the acid content in them which will help to bleach it
Doctor :   in a natural way
User :   can u provide name of clenser or the sunscreen name perticulerly
Doctor :   cleanser you can use ponds as it is mild and you can choose depending on the type of the skin you have
User :   ok
User :   any perticular face cream?
Doctor :   and the sunscreen too can be of the paond or of lotus or biotique
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   which come in higher SPF range
Doctor :   just the sunscreen will be enough
Doctor :   keep re-applying
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   and any thind about food?
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have a well balanced diet
Doctor :   and also incorporate two servings of fruits in your diet daily
Doctor :   preferably citrus fruits
Doctor :   take a glass of warm water with a juice of 1 lemon
Doctor :   daily on empty stomach
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   it helps to improve the glow
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   i am having high work load so i have to work for a long and i get time for sleeping of 5/6 this effect my face colour
Doctor :   it can affect , sleep is essential, you need atleast 6-8 hours of sleep else the glow does not come, only the skin will becoem lighter with teh above said remedies
User :   ok sir
User :   last query
Doctor :   ok. please proceed
User :   how can i pun on weight for 5/6 kg
User :   i m 28 yrs old and 6 ft long
Doctor :   what is your current weight and height?
User :   my current weight is 70 kg still i look lean
User :   u thr sir
Doctor :   your BMI is 20.1 which is normal and you are on ideal weight
User :   ok
User :   thanks alot sir
Doctor :   increase protein intake and incorporate exercises
Doctor :   to increase muscle mass
User :   ok
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User :   bye sir
User :   thanks a lot
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