Exposure to harmful UV radiation of the sun leads to an increase in the production of melanin in your skin. Melanin refers to the pigment that gives colour to your skin that give colours to your hair skin and even eyes. This increase in melanin will cause your skin to darken in a period of about 48 hours. Melanin protects your skin from further damage by offering a sun protection factor from 2 to 4. However, the minimum SPF that is recommended to be applied to your skin before it is exposed to the sun is at least 15.

Therefore, there is a need to take the necessary precautions before going out in the sun. Also, you need to do something about removing the tan that has darkened your skin; if not, it is known to increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

Symptoms of Sun Tan:

Although sun tan may appear as dark patches of skin, it is not just skin-deep. The symptoms of sun damage are:

Dry skin: Once your skin is tanned it becomes dry and flaky. Wrinkles and fine lines may also occur due to premature aging that gets triggered off by sun damage. You might even come across some amount of itching on your dry skin.

Sunburn: When exposed to sun for a long time you might come across mild sunburns that may cause redness and some pain in certain areas of the skin. You may even find some boundary lines on the areas of the skin that have been protected by your bathing suit, shorts or shirt sleeves. In case of severe sunburns, you might find painful blisters and may even come across some amount of dizziness and nausea.

Actinic keratosis: At times you may find a few small bumps that feel like sandpaper or certain patches of scaly skin which may even have a sharp surface or jagged appearance. Such areas may even have a yellow, pink, brown or reddish tint. It might even seem like a pimple initially. In rare cases actinic keratosis might feel tender or itchy too.

Changes in the levels of collagen: collagen changes may lead to deep wrinkles, fine lines, bruises and thick skin texture.

Treatments for Skin Tan:

Although avoiding exposure to sun and applying sun blocking lotion just before going out in the skin can keep away sun tan for some time, there are a few treatments that can help you get rid of your existing tan completely. However, it is always better to consult a dermatologist and find out which treatment is right for you. So, hurry up, walk in or call The Daily Aesthetics Clinic today on 9768555421.

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