My forearms are badly sunburnt. They have a reddish brown appearance.is there any medication that can help me remove this tan?
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Hi. Greetings. Sun tanning can occur even with short exposures and this is a protective mechanism of skin which is called immediate pigment darkening. Don't worry, continue to use a sunscreen of high SPF at least around 30 - and reapply every three or four hours if exposed to sunlight for long duration. The following precautions would help you : 1. sunscreen should be applied half hour before sun exposure 2. Daily bed time use of moisturiser like cetaphil or emoderm in case of dry skin. Reapply during lunch break during office hours. 3. For acute sun burn you'll need a short course of mild topical steroid under prescription and evaluation by dermatologist 5. Kindly read my blog on daily skin care on Practo health feed. Hope this helps. Further queries/ pictures may be sent on follow up messaging. Warm regards.
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