Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a product available in the form of lotion, spray, gel or cream to be applied on the face, hands and other sun-exposed surfaces of the body. Each sunscreen has a specific SPF (sun protection factor) mentioned on the package which is a measure of the protection it provides from UV rays. Higher the SPF, better the protection.

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I have sensitive skin and my lighter skin tone has turned to a darker side. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have sensitive skin, and as a kid, I would go for vacations, and at the time, I did not know the importance of sunscreen, so every time I would return home, my skin would be sensitive to touch, and it peeled. The more I went, the darker my skin became, and now I do not go as often, but ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it sounds like frequent tanning, in which case, you may use fresh lime juice, orange peel, or tomato paste to soothe the tanned surfaces. If done regularly, it can help restore the lighter tone somewhat. However, I need to confirm if there is any fun...  Read Full »

What should be the daily routine for healthy skin?

Query: Hello doctor, What should be the daily routine for healthy skin as I am having tiny pimples on my face mostly in summer?  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For healthy skin do the following: Drink plenty of water. Add fresh fruits to your diet. Use sunblock regularly in serum form or as a lotion. If you get a pimple apply Clindamycin gel on pimple two times a day. It will get better. I hope this helps. Thank you...  Read Full »

How can I manage tan, dark, dry and itchy skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. My hands are very tan, dark, dry, and itchy. I have this in my whole body. Please suggest sunscreen for my hands and to clear my dark skin as I am getting married in two months.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tanning from sunlight needs a few weeks to fade. People having type 4 skin produce more melanin on exposure to sunlight. Tanning is a kind of protection from the sun so that we do not burn. To remove this sun tan and avoid further exposure to sunlight, I suggest using su...  Read Full »

Hydroquinone creams are giving me only temporary skin lightening. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin tone is dusky. One year ago, I started using Hydroquinone cream. After three to four months, I stopped using it, but then, my face started to become dark again. After a month, I started to use this cream again and then stopped. I want to make my skin healthy and have a clear c...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The long-term use of Hydroquinone can cause permanent discoloration called exogenous ochronosis, especially on persons with a dusky skin. The use of any skin lightening agents gives results only till it is being used. For a healthy skin tone, start applying sunsc...  Read Full »

How can I prevent tanning?

Query: Hello doctor, I get tanned really easily. My skin is super sensitive. None of the sunscreens really helped me with this problem. If I am under the sun even for five minutes, I get super super tanned.  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Which sunscreen are you using and its SPF? Actually, sunscreens are of two types. Physical and chemical. Physical sunscreen is better in protecting from suns radiation but the problem is that they are not cosmetically acceptable. Because they are visibly seen on the fac...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Kindly suggest a face wash, sunscreen lotion and overnight cream for oily skin.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old boy and my face is very oily during summer while in winters it is quite dry. In summers, a lot of oil pops out with white heads on my face. Even a short-term sun exposure tans my skin. I am also suffering from the problem of dark spots. Kindly suggest a face wash, su...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ahaglow (alpha hydroxy acid) face wash can be used to wash the face. La shield sunscreen can be used in the morning as it is non-comedogenic. Please upload an image of your face, so that depending on the skin type, pigmentation, and acne, medications can be suggest...  Read Full »

What treatment can be done for acne and pores on cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Isopropyl alcohol as a face wash (diluted with water) for the last eight years, and am exploring more healthier and effective skincare routines. I have a mild acne and huge pores on my cheeks. Currently, I have purchased a variety of products and would like to receiv...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your skin routine is good, you can go on with it. Please choose a moisturizer that is not clogging, and is non-comedogenic, lotion form is better than cream since you have mild acne. Niacinamide and Azelaic acid are helpful for acne, they are mild, but a higher concentr...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my dark lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I have very dark lips and I have never taken alcohol or smoked. I do not have diabetes or thyroid.  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. They are generally normal unless you have any symptoms like itching on them. Get complete hemogram done. Rarely vitamin B12 deficiency may cause it and it is also reflected in megaloblastic anemia. Avoid applying any cosmetic or frequent touching. Apply sunscreen Sun c...  Read Full »

My skin was damaged after using cortisone cream. How to heal it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I am trying to find a way to heal my skin after abuse of cortisone creams. Quite specifically, in between my eyebrows, my skin is seriously thin and looks damaged. I stopped using the cortisone creams before four years, and I was given them to use due to allergic rea...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long did you use cortisone cream over the face? Repair of steroid induced damage requires a lot of patience. In mild to moderate cases, gentle cleanser - Cetyl alcohol based with barrier repair agents containing Ceramide and Hyaluronic acid suffice. In cases...  Read Full »

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