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Old 05-25-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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Before mentioning creams or lasers, are there other ways to get rid of sun tanned skin?
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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Exfoliate just like you would to remove fake tanner. You just have to get the dead surface off. It takes awhile compared to fake tan because its deeper. Don't use bleaches or anything like that. It can come up mottled. Lemon juice or vinegar can be added to your scrub routine. It will help speed it along.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Retirementland
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I used to use pomegranate juice in a bath to exfoliate, and it worked wonders. You wouldn't believe the dead skin that came off after one of those baths.

Just get a 16oz bottle of POM or something, throw it in a warm bath, soak for a while, drain the tub and scrub in the shower. You're probably going to need to wash the tub afterwards, too.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Kauai, HI
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My boyfriend's filipino family uses skin whitening soap. It's a big thing here with the filipino population, but who knows if it works.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:26 AM
 
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Before mentioning creams or lasers, are there other ways to get rid of sun tanned skin?
Start using a good sun screen every day. It takes a couple months of skin repair to begin to see a difference and about 6 to 8 months for maximum results.

Using an over the counter retinol, like ROC brand, only at night, helps rebuild collagen.

Wear a brim hat, sunglasses, and stay out of the sun, especially from 10:00 am to 3:00 or 4:00 pm.

Here's a link for choosing a sunscreen.
Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens | EWG's 2010 Sunscreen Guide
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:40 AM
 
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Why do you want to get rid of sun tanned skin? And, why would anyone want to use skin whitening soap?
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Why do you want to get rid of sun tanned skin? And, why would anyone want to use skin whitening soap?

yeah really, i wish i could have a tan all year round.....
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Retirementland
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Because not everyone likes having tanned skin. One of my friends with beautiful creamy porcelain skin had her boyfriend's car break down a few weeks ago. She had to walk about three miles home. She burned, and now she has a dark tan on her arms and neck, and is completely miserable about it.

It's just not a universal aesthetic.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Why do you want to get rid of sun tanned skin? And, why would anyone want to use skin whitening soap?
I was thinking the same thing. How odd.

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yeah really, i wish i could have a tan all year round.....

No kidding!
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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because this sun tanned skin is ONLY located in 1 place, the rest of my skin is a different color, the part that is tanned is my left hand which happened after I put my hand out the window while driving many times.

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