How to Use Selsun Blue for Sunspots

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How to Use Selsun Blue for Sunspots
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Areas of the skin that appear lighter or darker from sun exposure are referred to as sunspots. There are two types of sunspots. Solar lentigines are sun-induced freckles caused by excessive exposure to UV light. While tinea versicolor is a fungus in which a darker person will have light skin patches, while a lighter skinned person will experience dark skin patches.Selenium sulphide, sold under the trade name Selsun Blue, may help with tinea versicolor.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Apply Selsun Blue to the affected area of the skin. Avoid contact with the eyes or genital area.

  2. 2

    Lather using small amounts of warm water.

  3. 3

    Leave Selsun Blue on the skin for ten minutes, unless instructed otherwise by a physician.

  4. 4

    Thoroughly rinse the skin with warm water, paying attention to the folds of the skin, like those found in elbows or under breasts.

  5. 5

    Wash hands properly after each use.

  6. 6

    Repeat applications daily for two weeks, or as prescribed.

Tips and warnings

  • Check with a physician or dermatologist before using.
  • Do not use on children under the age of two.
  • Never use more than the recommended dose.
  • Shake bottle well before using.
  • Remove any jewellery before using.
  • If any signs of rash, swelling, trouble breathing or dizziness occur, seek medical help at once.

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