Sun Tan Protection – How to Get Away From Those Rays

Sun Tan Protection – How to Get Away From Those Rays

Summer is already here and it is time for us to enjoy those fun evenings in the park or at the beach with our friends and family. Despite all the fun, at the end of the day we are left with ugly sun tan on the face which takes away the fun from the fun filled day. Due to the lack of time, most of us opt for short solutions such as bleaches or other chemically intensive cosmetic products. While these products can produce the desired result, they can take a serious toll on your delicate skin and produce ugly looking side effects in the long run. Therefore, it is advised to employ home remedies to get rid of the tan which not only heal the damage in a natural way but which helps you get a clear face naturally.

Sun Tan Protection

Sun Tan

While getting sun tan is a healthy way of promoting healthy Vitamin D production, it can lead to a lot of issues. So when you are setting out to get your fair share of sun, make sure to follow these tips:

  • Find the sunscreen compatible with your skin type which also features UVA Protection/Broad Spectrum Protection.
  •  Make sure to use plenty of sunscreen every day, even during the winter. Make sure to know about the time of the day when UV rays enter the earth and protect yourself from them.
  • Also make sure to employ ample protective gear such as Hats and Glasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Last but not in any way the least, don’t use tanning beds. No matter what the salon owners tell you, tanning beds have been deemed one of the highest causes for cancer.

The Dark Side of the Sun Tan

Sun Tan Problems

The Dark Side of Sun Tan

Although there are a lot of benefits to getting a sun tan, excessive exposure to the sun can accelerate the melanin production which leads to darkening of the exposed area on the skin. The adverse effects of the sun usually occur on the parts exposed to the sun, such as, the neck, face, legs and arms. Owing to that, sun tan can cause the following problems:

  • Fine Lines
  • Acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Pimples
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Premature skin aging
  • Dark Spots
  • Skin Cancer (In extreme cases)

Some Homebrew Remedies

Remedies For Sun Tanned Skin

Remedies For Sun Tanned Skin

Instead of jumping into a vat of cosmetic products, using these wholesome face packs can provide with a natural glow. The best part is that these remedies involve ingredients which can be easily found in your kitchen and are very easy to make.

  • Rose Water, Lemon Juice and Cucumber Pack
  • Turmeric and Bengal Gram Flour (Besan) Pack
  • Honey and Papaya Face Pack
  • Yoghurt, Lemon Juice and Tomato Pack
  • Red Lentil (Masoor Daal), Tomato and Aloe Vera Pack
  • Yoghurt and Orange Juice Pack
  • Lemon Juice and Potato Pack

These are just some of the combinations which can help you rejuvenate the skin and bring it back to its former glory.

If you still want professional help and want to know more about protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, book an appointment with Dr. Shumaila Khan at Dermalase now.

How to Effectively Manage Your Hair

As our lives get busier with each passing day, we seldom get time to take care of ourselves which is why our outlook start deteriorating easily. Without proper maintenance our skin starts aging quickly, wrinkles begin to appear and our hair lose their black glow. Unbeknownst to many people it is very easy to maintain glamorous hair, only if you know what is to be done. Rather than using a plethora of different hair products from the shelf, stick to a brand which is compatible to your hair type and stick with it. Nowadays, there are a lot of products available on the market, so choose very carefully.

Some Tips & Techniques to Maintain Glorious Hair

  • Drink a lot of water. 8-10 glasses a day would suffice. It will keep your scalp hydrated and stimulate hair growth.
  • In case, your scalp is feeling bogged down and hair is feeling heavy, make sure to use products featuring keratin, which can easily rejuvenate them both. That combined with sulfate-free shampoo removes the chemical buildup on the scalp leaving it clean and fresh for healthy growth.
  • Massaging the scalp is a great technique to stimulate the follicles and greatly increase the blood circulation. Encouraging healthy hair growth, a massage can help you take care of early balding. Asians have been employing this technique for a very long time. To add to the benefits, employing warm oil in the massage will do miracles. Hair care experts recommend massaging your scalp gently while shampooing.
  • Every once a while, make sure to apply deep conditioning to your hair, especially if your hair is curly. Wrapping warm towels around your head usually does the trick. Besides, using keratin enriched conditioners for your locks every month or every fortnight is the best way to go.
  • Always detangle your hair, because the more procrastinate the most troublesome it will get later. After some time, it will become increasingly tedious to smoothen your strands. Hair care experts suggest that starting from your hair and moving slowly to the roots works miracles for your hair’s health.
  • For the women with curly hair, it is highly advised to regularly moisturize their hair. Due to the whirls and strands, essential nutrients fail to reach the tip of the hair, rendering the hair dull and dry. Products like volume boosting conditioners trap the moisture inside the hair and coat them with keratin to retain the shine, perfectly moisturizing the locks.
  • Last but not the least you need to regularly trim your hair in order to keep the split ends in check, adding a playful bounce to your hair. That said, if you ignore the split ends, they can travel to the root of your hair and destroy the whole strand, leaving your lock damaged beyond repair.  According to the reviews, keratin rich products great help prevents split ends by smoothening the hair texture.

Making sure of these tips can ensure the great health of hair on your head. If any of these fail to do the trick for you or you need to know more about managing your hair, book an appointment with Dr. Shumaila at Dermalase right now.

How to Alleviate Your Acne Situation

Everyone can easily relate to the problems caused by acne. All of us know how painfully difficult as well as frustrating it could be to deal with acne, yet all of us experience it at one point or another in our lives. For the few lucky ones, acne leaves them be after one attack, for the rest of them, the acne keeps on appearing recurrently even at later stages of their lives. It can be a very troublesome experience to go through, which is why it is very important for you to learn the basics of acne management. Not only will this information help alleviate the situation but it will greatly relieve you of any stress.

Some tips and techniques

Here are some tips which can help you ease the situation.


Washing face

– Wash your face at least twice a day

Make sure to wash your face at least twice a day using a mild cleanser that doesn’t dry your skin after an everyday use. You can make up a routine and apply the cleanser every morning when you get up and when you go back to bed, whatever works the best for you. Making a routine or a habit will help you get rid of the excessive oil which can would have otherwise lead to painful ugly looking acne.


– Don’t squeeze or pick your pimples or blackheads

Don’t pick at your acne, for this is one of the most common mistakes which can lead to a lot of suffering. The main reason being picking or squeezing your acne will damage your skin and it can lead to further problems including skin irritation and even permanent marks. So make sure to discipline yourself in this regard and make it an essential part of your acne management routines.

Avoiding sun

Avoiding sun during acne treatment can be very beneficial for you

If you are taking any acne medications or using topical treatments to be applied to your skin, make sure to avoid exposure to the sun. Most of the medication render your skin very sensitive to irritation and damage. Sun is a very common source for skin damage during the time of treatment, so avoiding sun during this time can be very beneficial for you. If it is impossible for you to do so, make sure to use sunscreen or any form of protection available to you, which will help you minimize the effects the sun may have on your skin.

Skin types

Knowing your skin condition along with your skin type

Last but not the least, if you haven’t utilized any treatment yet and are going to buy some anytime soon, make sure to take into account the severity of your condition along with your skin type. Regarding these things can go a long way when it comes to overall effectiveness of the treatment that you would be using. It will also help you save up a lot of money on useless treatments which would fail to work because of their incompatibility to your skin type.

While these tips are great in helping fight off that pesky acne, these are not the only ones. You can conduct an online research to find out more about homebrew and effective remedies. So make sure to keep these tips in mind and you’ll have a much less knotty time dealing with your acne situation.

So if you have any questions or if your acne situation is getting out of hand, book an appointment with the most qualified and experienced Dermatologist in Pakistan Dr. Shumaila Khan now.