A member asked:

I live in a very sunny area. how can i prevent my skin from tanning? and how can i remove the tan that has already happened?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Franklyn Gergits answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Tanning: Hello, Our skin will undergo normal hyper pigmentation with sun exposure. Excessive sun exposure can also lead to skin cancers so avoidance is always recommended. Loose fitting clothing is now available to provide protection from the sun. Also regular use of sun screens is important. Don't forget about your scalp. A hat will help. Good luck.

Answered 5/19/2015


Dr. Richard Zimon answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Sunblock!!: All your face makeup should contain a sunblock... true for all exposed areas. Tan cannot be removed safely BTW Most people WANT tanned skin why don't you?? Hope this helps Dr Z

Answered 9/27/2014



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