Glowing white spots on my hand under a black light (pictures included), why?
Pics of the fluorescent-looking white spots on my thumb under the black light: http://i54.tinypic.com/1z4ijom.jpg http://i54.tinypic.com/23jkh3a.jpg http://i51.tinypic.com/5fgf1h.jpg I had a blacklight on and noticed that there were fluorescent white spots on my hand (across my thumb, on my wrist, and on the back of my hand. I washed my hands very well, but the spots still showed up under the blacklight. I searched the internet for an answer and all I found were suggestions of Vitiligo. The descriptions and images of vitiligo did not match the spots on my hand. They are glowing fluorescent white and are not in any way visible under normal light. My skin looks perfectly normal under regular light: no spots, no patches, no rash, no discoloration. I have not handled any highlighters or chemicals lately. Is there any information on why my hands have glowing spots under a blacklight? Is there some skin condition or infection that would make this happen? I can't afford to go to a doctor just because my skin is glowing, but it's really freaking me out. Any suggestions or ideas about what this might be would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
What is your secret to glowing skin?
Believe it or not, when I was young I had this policy: “utility is more important than beauty”. But as I grew up and entered into high school, facing harsh realities of this world, I learned “both beauty and utility are of equal importance!”.So I started working on my skin…I used to look like thisPs: sorry the picture isn't clear…but I had one picture of me from that time period.So, back to the point…I started to follow a regular schedule/habit for my skin:Indeed, as said “drinking water regularly”Washing my face 3–4 times a day (can vary depending on skin type, I had oily, hence 3 to 4)Using the correct product to wash my skin. Since I had both oily _and_ dark skin. I went for something which had a minute quantity of tea tree oil in it. ( It will give you both glowing skin and also control the oil)Applied various home made facepacks to see which suited my skin the best and then continued to use them. (you can browse for them on the internet easily, though the ones containing gram flour are the best, in my opinion).Sleep is must for beautiful skin, 7–8 hours a day keeps blemishes, wrinkles and other skin problems awayLemon-yes, Lemon. The actual secret of my glowing skin is lemon (& that tea tree product, too). It just cuts the oil off my skin and de-toxifies it. I just can't stop praising it.Healthy food. One really needs to work on one's diet to have good skin. Food which compliments your skin is a must. (References to sources supporting this claim, and your other claims, are advised, per Quora's policy).Patience. I really had to have patience. You may not find any changes in one day or one week…. But if you keep trying…then surely you’ll get the skin that you want one day :)Makeup. I don't recommend makeup much. I do makeup only on special occasions. For everyday basis, I just apply a moisturizer which also acts as sunscreen, kajal (so that I don't look groggy) and a lip balm.Result:This is my present skin condition.PS: Just woke up (has been nearly hour or so) and took this picture for this answer.Edit: For pessimists, I used Redmi 3S. And for the girls or ladies out there, who think why my kajal isn't messed up, I used Colossal brand, which advertises minimum 16-hour retention. I applied it at night and clicked this pic the next morning, so there is less chance of smudging. Even if it does smudge little, I do have two working hands, which I can use to remove the excess kajal around my eyes. :p
How can I get my skin back to normal after a sunburn?
Do not just try Aloe Vera, definitely keep using it for sure. It will help repair the skin around and underneath the burn. The actual burned skin will peel off and this will take 1–3 weeks - your skin will shed in 28 days revealing new baby soft skin. You have to speed up the process to repair the damage.After cleansing apply liberal amounts of aloe. Let this dry and then apply during the day a moisturizer with sunscreen of SPF-35 or more to block out any further damage. You may apply foundation with a brush. Be gentle. Wear a hat and sunglasses in the day outside and try to stay out of the sun.Nighttime: Cleanse and apply a warm steaming cloth (allow initial steam to escape before applying to the face to avoid burning). Gently steam for a minute - this will open the pores and allow any lotion to be absorbed quickly. Splash with cool water or rosewater which is very moisturizing and apply some night cream. Make sure to use a good night cream that is moisturizing and contains vitamin A and D. The ointment Vit A&D is good too as a lubricant during this healing time and will improve and speed up the repair while you sleep.Make sure to drink 8–12 glasses of water daily. You may add a little juice for variety but is it super important to hydrate from within to help plump up skin cells.
Is pale skin viewed as unattractive in this society?
Here's some history on the matter: Originally if you were wealthy, you had pale skin, women and to a degree men would go out of their way to shade themselves from the sun. It was the workers who tanned. Basically if you had tanned skin it meant you worked outside and were lower class. The tan was also seen back then as unhealthy, as we know now it can be fatal. Even in England, if you keep out of the sun all year you will be noticeably paler than the average Joe who makes no special effort to. So we are not talking about normal UK white, back then we're talking about REALLY white. Today, in a less class divided society and with the longing to look different or exotic having a tan now means the opposite though it's still really about money and thus status. If you have a tan it means you have enough money to go on holiday a lot, or you can afford to spend a lot of time getting a tan on a sun bed. You can cheat the system by being less well off and still work on a tan all your spare time, but that's sad in so many ways. So essentially the colour of your skin for white people regarding tanning has always had a lot to do with social status. In times of old it meant you had enough money to not work outside, in modern times it means you have enough money to holiday or pamper yourself constantly. Arguably if having pale skin meant having to spend money to get it or keep it then having pale skin would be desirable and in fashion. In fact, if you are REALLY white, with good skin, good looking and dress well your skin tone will also be seen as desirable. I believe Dior ran a billboard ad with a stunning almost nude woman who was very pale. Personally, I like pale skin, it's very pretty, look past all the Hollywood cheesy tan freaks and remember this: Most people who care about tans are old wealthy people or blotchy chubby call center workers who think it makes them look successful. Also, most people who work really hard on getting a tan are ruining their skin and adding years to their face not to mention hugely increasing their chance of getting skin cancer. Even on a sunbed.. arguably the most vein and ridiculous invention ever thought up by humanity.