A member asked:

How do i make my pale skin darker?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Richard Tholen answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Spray tan!: If you are an albino, spray tan is the only way to get darker skin, but if you are pale or a redhead, then you may burn rather than tan, so you too would be best off getting a spray tan and using a high spf sunblock at the beach. If you have normal pigmentation and tan easily, then of course this is one way to darken your skin color, but only by increasing your risk of wrinkles and skin cancers.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Yes: Everyone likes their own thing! regardless, it is better to avoid tanning. Spray tanning is an option for patients that feel they need to get tan and yet want to practice safe sun habits.

Answered 7/21/2012



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