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Exposure to cold water, hot weather, skin darkening, spots on face, dry skin. Cure?

Hello Doc ! Past 2 days i spent much of my time in the waters of an amusemnt park. Also i was exposed to the cold water and weather of xxxxx as i was on tour.Basically i am very fair complexioned but now(after this tour) my skin(espcially my FACE) has tanned and developed a very dark and dry skin with marks here and there.Please help me get rid of this asap
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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You seem to be having this darkness due to sun burns. Use a sunscreen of SPF 30 everyday. Keep the face well moisturised. If the lesions over face are too red, dry or itchy, you might use mild steroid cream for few days. Let the skin come to its normal texture. Once the dryness has gone, to treat tanning you may undergo sessions of chemical peels. You may also use a Glycolic acid or hydro quinone based cream to reduce darkness.
Hope that answers your query. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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