Duac burnt my skin

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I have been using duac for just over a week now but today, being a very sunny day, I woke up with it on and didn't bother washing my face. I went on with my business around the house and when I went to wash my face was horrified that the places I used Duac on are a lot darker than my natural skin tone around my face.PLEASE PLEASE anyone who knows who to treat this kind of dark burn, please help. I am trying not to panic
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Ask your doctor, they probably have some sort of medicine to cool and heal the burns. I wouldn't risk home remedies, remember it's not just a normal burn - its a chemical burn so you should see a doctor ASAP
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Are you sure it's a burn? I looked up duac side effects and it lists skin dryness, redness, irritation and itching. I find it unlikely that it would have caused a burn.
Advice for treating a chemical burn would be to rinse it under water for 20 minutes but this would have little effect several hours later. Maybe avoid using Duac and check with your GP if you're worried?
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Are you sure it's a burn? I looked up duac side effects and it lists skin dryness, redness, irritation and itching. I find it unlikely that it would have caused a burn.
Advice for treating a chemical burn would be to rinse it under water for 20 minutes but this would have little effect several hours later. Maybe avoid using Duac and check with your GP if you're worried?
Well I'm a caramel/mixed race tone and now theres a part of my cheeks which is like a shade darker because it was exposed to the sun. dont know as to what that's classed as ?? I've looked online and aloe vera gel and lemon juice seems to be the solution for these dark marks. Praying it works!
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(Original post by dunyasimoes)
I have been using duac for just over a week now but today, being a very sunny day, I woke up with it on and didn't bother washing my face. I went on with my business around the house and when I went to wash my face was horrified that the places I used Duac on are a lot darker than my natural skin tone around my face.PLEASE PLEASE anyone who knows who to treat this kind of dark burn, please help. I am trying not to panic
yeah duac burnt my skin really bad, make sure you wash it off as soon as you wake up because sun light really ****s up your skin
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Hi, ino this is an old thread but the same thing happened to me and now the perimeter of my face is darker than my natural skin tone and I was wondering what you did to reverse these affects
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Hi, ino this is an old thread but the same thing happened to me and now the perimeter of my face is darker than my natural skin tone and I was wondering what you did to reverse these affects
Hi! I'm sorry for the late response - just logged in after a while! So my top tip would be Aloe Vera, Aloe Vera and Aloe Vera gel! I get the 100% pure one from Holland and Barrett (I will attach a link) and this really helped me at the time. I spread it like it was a face cream with a fairly thick layer (not too thick). I stopped using Duac for a long while until this cleared up and would use the aloe vera gel nightly. Sometimes, I would also dab lemon juice, was it off and then apply the gel but I would only do this up to two times a week bc it is quite strong (but PLEASE careful to not catch sunlight!). It worked for me, I really hope it does for you too! And please use sunscreen every day too especially as the sun is coming out more (I still do and don't use Duac anymore bc of my acne scars), even if you are a POC (still recommended for us to!). Update me on how it goes

https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/sh...a-gel-60002672 https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/sh...a-gel-60033725
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Hi! I'm sorry for the late response - just logged in after a while! So my top tip would be Aloe Vera, Aloe Vera and Aloe Vera gel! I get the 100% pure one from Holland and Barrett (I will attach a link) and this really helped me at the time. I spread it like it was a face cream with a fairly thick layer (not too thick). I stopped using Duac for a long while until this cleared up and would use the aloe vera gel nightly. Sometimes, I would also dab lemon juice, was it off and then apply the gel but I would only do this up to two times a week bc it is quite strong (but PLEASE careful to not catch sunlight!). It worked for me, I really hope it does for you too! And please use sunscreen every day too especially as the sun is coming out more (I still do and don't use Duac anymore bc of my acne scars), even if you are a POC (still recommended for us to!). Update me on how it goes

https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/sh...a-gel-60002672 https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/sh...a-gel-60033725
Hi again! thank you so much for getting back to me. I stopped using the Duac as i only used it once and got an allergic reaction unfortunately, my whole face was swollen. Its gradually lightening up but still abit noticeable. I’m slathering on Aloe Vera gel as we speak lol. And this incident has really taught me the importance of sunscreen as a POC, I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t think i needed it before! Anyways thanks again and i’ll update you when the aloe vera works.
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