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Sunburns, peeling skin, uneven skin tone with dark face and light private and stomach area. How can I even out my skin tone?

Hello, I am 13 years old and I have gotten a big sunburn yesterday. My skin is peeling a little and I have been told that I got some really bad sunburns when I was younger. What are the chances I will get skin cancer in the future? I hope I don t. Also my skin looks very wierd because I m very dark on my face and then so light on my stomach and private areas. How can I even out my skin tone? Will my skin go back to a lighter shade ever? Thanks
Mon, 28 Oct 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Sunburn is not precancerous condition, so do not worry. You have no chance to develop cancer. However, Ca skin may occur on sun exposed area after long time exposure to sun.

Darkening of face may be the tanning effect. So, avoid sun exposure or take protection from exposure to sun. You may use sun screen lotion or cover the area.

Antioxidants or vitamin C may be taken.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD

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