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SPF stands for sun protection factor. It is a measure that shows how much protection is given by sunscreen against UVB (ultraviolet B) rays. Having an SPF below 15 indicates low protection. Medium protection lies between SPF values of 15 to 29. High protection is indicated when SPF lies between 30 to 49. Very high protection is indicated when SPF lies above 50.

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I am girl with a normal skin tone. Kindly guide me with proper care for open pores and tan.

Query: Hello doctor, My marriage got fixed, and the place I stay has lots of pollution and dust. I have to go to the office in the morning. My skin becomes very dark and dull and I have small open pores in between my brows and on my cheeks near my nose. My normal complexion is wheatish. I need to get rid o...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comSkin tanning is a side effect of excessive sunlight exposure. Indian skin is very prone to get tan. I explain treatment and precautions point-wise manner1. Avoid direct sunlight exposure as much as you can. Wear sunglass, caps and cover the exposed part of the body all th...  Read Full »

What should I do to get fair glowing skin?

Query: Hi doctor, My face and body color are different. My face is getting dark and black day-by-day. What should I do to increase my fairness and get glowing skin? Shall I use some night cream?  Read Full »

Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problem carefully. What is your nature of work? Will you get exposed to sunlight? Are you allergic to any drug or disease? There are a lot of causes of skin darkening. The most common reason is sunlight exposure. For treatment, you can use a cap or um...  Read Full »

My skin tone differs in my body. How to even it?

Query: Hi doctor, My skin is not clear, and I have my skin with different colors. I drink a lot of soda. Do I have the skin color due to drinking soda? How can I clear it? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have beautiful brown shade. There is no connection between a soda and skin color. But alcohol can increase the activity of sebaceous glands, and it makes the skin more oily. Your ch...  Read Full »

I have a combination skin type, and I sweat a lot. Which sunscreen should I use?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a combination skin and sweat a lot. As such, it is very difficult to find the exact perfect sunscreen for my face, but at last, I found Derma Co 1 % HA sunscreen, which does not leave a white cast or sweats. But now it provides all such benefits. The primary benefits of acting agai...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. For any sunscreen, it is essential to check the SPF (sun protection factor), which would be ideal for your skin type. 50 + SPF helps with protection against the sun. Apart from the same presence of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide is also hel...  Read Full »

I need your suggestions on which sunscreen to use.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in a little trouble. Summer has started where I live, and I am addicted to playing cricket, whatever the weather or climate be. From last two weeks, I have noticed that my face color has become darker due to the sun. So, I am a little confused about which sunblock cream to use. I ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sun protection factor or SPF blocks damaging UV rays, which are responsible for skin aging, darkening, sunburn, and malignancy. I would advise you to use sunscreens that are a multi-spectrum or broad spectrum, which blocks both UV-A and UV-B rays. Select Sunscreen acc...  Read Full »

What are the general measures for sensitive and dry skin?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I started using a face oil with a face wash. I used them before, but I did not have any issues. Now my skin has become dry. My lips are also dry, and the skin is even peeling off. Whenever I eat something spicy, it would irritate it. I would brush my lips to get the skin off and...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Let me help you to my best. I could see that there is dryness of the lips with the peeling of the skin. It looks like you have dry skin (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Face oil with face wash is mostly not the cause, ...  Read Full »

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