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Old 02-13-2004, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There is a customer that comes into the salon and has shown me her back.....she has tried head and shoulders and still the white patches are there, as they have been for about 4 months, on her back by her shoulder blade. Also, for many years she has not had color in her face, and doesnt really tan there. The rest of her body is extremely dark, but her face seems to have no color without make-up or self-tanners. She always thought that her face was just sensitive, but when she was younger she could tan it very easily....but burned it really bad one year. She asked me if there is anything i can recommend with my tanning knowledge, but i am not sure. My boss says that it is possible she may need to get cream that brings the melanin back, can anybody recommend anything for both the white patches on her back and the face discoloration???
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Old 02-13-2004, 07:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If she has been trying Head and Shoulders, I would recommend that she try Selsen Blue. It has more of the medication in it that will get rid of the tinea versicolor, if that is what it is. She needs to rub it into the area as well as using it to wash her hair, as the condition is actually caused by a fungus that falls out of the hair and bleaches the skin.

I am not really sure about her face, except that maybe her skin on her face has built up a higher tolerance to UVR than the rest of her body due to the severe burn she received as a child. I would recommend that she use a very good moisturizer that does not contain any SPF or alpha-hydroxy on a daily basis and then use a tanning lotion specifically formulated for the face, like Just Faces.

If none of that works, I would send her to a dermatologist, as she might have a more serious skin condition. I am sure that someone can recommend one near your area that is "tanning salon friendly".

Good luck!
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Old 02-14-2004, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tell her to see her derm. We are salon owners not Dermatologists.
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