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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How to prevent anti-aging and hyperpigmentation?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old and concerned about anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, and texture. I am an African with dark brown skin. I have some glycolic skincare products that I want to use. I eventually want to start using retinol and Vitamin C. I know these products cannot be mixed and used at the... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can try microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, derma fillers, Botox injection. Anyone suitable for you. Also, sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outdoors. Differin cream thin layer it is a retinoid and can be used if you are re... Read Full »
How to improve skin tone and get glowing skin?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I have an uneven skin tone on my face. Please advise for an even skin tone and glowing skin. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Uneven skin tone is caused mainly by: Frequent sun exposure. Hormonal imbalances. To prevent and reverse dullness of skin and to improve your skin tone: Drink plenty of water (minimum of eight glasses a day). Avoid oily foods. Consume a lot of fruits and green vegetabl... Read Full »
What are the ways to remove acne scars?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. My weight is 50 kg and my height is 158 cm. I have severe acne scars on face, back, lower back, below the neck and pimples on face. Even after using Benzoyl peroxide there is no change. I have oily skin. I use to get severe menstrual pain up to 3 or 4 days and for which... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For acne, take a course of tablet Azithromycin 500 mg daily on three consecutive days in a week for four to six weeks and continue with Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the pimples in the morning and Adapalene gel at night on the pimples. As far as scars are concern... Read Full »
Reasons for burning sensation after peeling treatment for acne.
Query: Hi doctor, About 3 weeks ago, I was prescribed Retin-A 0.5% and Acticlate for an unusual breakout on my forehead by my dermatologist. The anaesthetician who also took a look at my face recommended Glytone PA chemical peel to help treat some discoloration that the acne had caused. I went in to see he... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is right, and these are common post peel effect. By looking at your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell that in your condition medicines are very unlikely to effect and chemical peeling and lasers are the only options. Glycolic acid... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com 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 »
What are the causes of a rash on the nose bridge?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a red/pink rash on the side of my nose for about a year and a half now. It is on the bridge of my nose. It gets better at times, but most of the time it is prominent. It also usually gets better when I am in a cool environment and worse when I am in a hot climate or in su... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After carefully reading your history I came to a conclusion that there are two possibilities of your rash. Drug reaction: It can mimic like anything and can remain up to 3 to 5 months and then subside as the drug gets cleared from the body. Photoallergic dermatitis... Read Full »
What should I do to reduce the hyperpigmentation and dark circles under my eyes?
Query: Hello doctor, I had undergone a Co2 laser treatment around my eyes about three and half years ago. Now, I am left with dark circles under the eyes along with hyperpigmentation and redness. About one and half weeks back, the doctor prescribed me a cream that has Kojic acid 1%, Glycolic acid 5%, Beta... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reviewed the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest you a moderately potent topical steroid like Fluticasone propionate 0.05% cream, twice daily for a few days. Prescription hyperpigmentation treatment can b... Read Full »
How to use Contractubex combining with SPF 30?
Query: Hello doctor,How to use a product called Contractubex? I bought it but for some reason, it does not come with usage instructions. How do I use this product but combining it with SPF 30? I would like to know how to use it for a fresh surgical scar. Can someone please tell me how to use it with SPF 30... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Contractubex (Extractum cepae, Heparin, Allantoin) is a topical medication of scars. Apply this gel to the scar in the morning and night after washing your face and you have to massage the gel over scar with clockwise and anticlockwise wise rotatory movements for 4 to 5 min... Read Full »
I am curious about the best times and frequencies to apply sunscreen. Do I need to apply it on my scalp when I am outside without a hat in winter?
Query: Hi doctor, I am wondering when and how often to use sunscreen. One doctor said that you can burn anytime, so use discretion, while another said It's only necessary between the hours of 12 and 4 pm, when the sun is at its highest and most. I am also worried about using sunscreen with nice clothing, b... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, Sunscreens are very important during day hours. It protects the skin from harmful effects of ultraviolet rays and, also it prevents wrinkling and aging of skin. Ultraviolet rays are the reason for early wrinkling of skin, it is called photoagi... Read Full »
How can I keep my skin moisturized?
Query: Hi doctor, The use of moisturizer or face wash made my skin glow. If not for five to six days, my skin would become very dull even without any sun exposure. So, I used them regularly. But, I had stopped applying anything on my face for about three months and then my facial skin stopped responding t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My inference from the above is that your skin is facing lack of oil. There is dryness which makes your skin vulnerable to sun and other external influences. Hence it gets dark. However, with moisturizer, the skin gets adequate moisture and hydration and stays supple and... Read Full »