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Skin Tanning: How to Avoid and Treatment

About

A type of skin damage caused due to high melanin levels

About 35% of US adults and 55% of college students are tanned. (1)

- Can be easily self-diagnosed
- change in skin color to darker shades due to tan
- May also be caused by artificial methods such as tanning beds
- Affects both men and women

It occurs due to the increased production of melanin pigment in the skin, when it is exposed to UV radiation, produced to protect the outer layer from any damage, which changes the color of the skin. Severe tanning over time may raise the risk of skin cancer, especially that of indoor tanning.

Ages affected – can affect all groups

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable
Skin darkening as a patch or in a particular area. If neglected, the intensity can increase and cause hyperpigmentation. Consult a doctor in severe cases.

People may experience
darker skin tone – skin color in a particular area(s) darken
Burning sensation – prolonged exposure to UV rays may cause skin burn
Peeling of skin – severe cases may cause peeling of skin

Treatment

Self-care: Using Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of minimum 30 before going out, wearing a hat, avoiding outdoor visits between 11 am to 4 pm.
Medications: In long-term and severe cases, ointments and creams to detan the skin can be used prescribed by a physician/dermatologist.
Specialists: Consult a dermatologist or healthcare provider in cases of severe tanning. At mfine, we help you with various health issues, with a board for a holistic treatment program.

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