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Can Sun Tanning Or Tanning Salons Permanently Darken Your Skin
My skin exposed to sun is very dark than rest of my body, is it bcz of deficiency of something, any good way to get rid of this tanning.
Blame your ancestors: Unless you are taking certain meds, your skin darkens in the sun. Most people enjoy this. Don't become a recluse: get out & live in the world. You can try using a sunscreen-----spf 15 or higher------every morning. ...Read more
I am an indian and I travel a lot in my bike under the sun because of which my skin is badly tanned. What can I do to reduce this tanning?
Wear sunblock: Wear sunblock with high spf (at least 30). And make sure you apply it to your skin regularly. In addition, wear clothes that will cover your skin and reduce your exposure to the sun. ...Read more
The last month I have noticed my skin is tan. Like very tan. I've seen no sun. I'm very white and it looks like I've been tanning, and I havnt.
My dads skin has been getting very dark over the past few months. He is about 60. He does not go tanning or anything out of the ordinary. Cause?
Should get checked:
IF he is getting dark skin and is not tanning or putting something on to darken the complexion she then should get a work up.
I would start with an internist and dermatologist. It may be due to an endocrine issue. There are also some skin presentations of systemic diseases that present as a darkening of the skin ...Read more
Sun tanning earlier and all of a sudden head was spinning. I quickly got up and it disappeared. Had only been in sun for 5 min. Fluke or a concern?
Is there anyway I can make my skin darker? Without sun beds? Or tanning lotions? I don't want to ruin my skin
What to do if I have problem is I have very fair skin and when I tan in the sun I burn quick and easy. What would happen if I go tanning in a booth?
I know the extreme risks in using a tanning bed at a salon, but is there a safe time where I would not be as prone to cancer? I am brunette, with fair skin and light eyes, and in sunlight I burn first then tan, female age 34.
No: No there is no safe time. Excessive uv exposure incrementally increase the risk for skin cancer. From your description you have a fitzpatrick skin classification of one to two which places you at greater risk for cancer from sun exposure. You should be using a sunblock with 45+ spf rating while outdoors and consider make-up with sunblock built in. Additionally, you should be having routine skin exams by a dermatologist. ...Read more
No: There may be a slight increase in metabolism, but the sun does not penetrate to the fat layer. The damage to your skin from the ultraviolet light is not worth it in the long term! ...Read more
Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more
Yes & Yes.: This is why it is so important to protect your skin at all times. ...Read more
I have red dots on my skin after some bad sun burn but they don't look bad, I've never been in a tanning bed, could they be dangerous?
How much sun exposure would it take for someone to get skin cancer. I went sun tanning for the first time in a long time and I am a bit concerned?
Hard to say: There are different susceptibilities with differing skin types & genetic backgrounds. There is clear data suggesting more risk with sunburns before the age of 21 than in later life. At this point we just recommend people be realistic. Tanning booths are a cosmetic aid that feeds your perception of what looks good. Their risks are known. A yearly physical including skin exam is a worthwhile tradeoff ...Read more
Is it bad if I go tanning in a tanning bed for 10 minutes once a week (i don't burn easily) since I barely stay out in the sun (cancer wise/skin wise)?
Tanning beds: One study showed that the people who had used a tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp were 2.5 times more likely to develop the squamous type of cancer while the increase of basal cancer was 1.5 times greater when compared to those without cancer. The use of tanning beds increases the incidence of melanoma by 74%. Do not start using a tanning bed or you will be sorry. ...Read more
Dermatology: does a sun tan lotion, with an SPF 6, allow for tanning and wards off damaging premature skin aging when applied frequently enough?
What is most likely the lowest SPF sun tanning lotion one can use to prevent skin cancer and still obtain a tan for people with light colored skin?
If you really feel the need for a tan, use a spray tan and don't skimp on protecting your skin from UV radiation. If you have light skin, you likely burn easily and are at a higher risk as is.
How can I darken a region of lighter skin on my chest? I once had tinea versicolor but doctors determined the fungus to be gone. Is tanning ok?
I wouldn't try: This post-inflammatory pigmentation is to be expected. Exposing your skin to ultraviolet will age it faster than it needs to happen, and risks cancer down the road. Messing around with darkeners like permanganate is more likely to leave a mess. In real life, there are no movie-star-perfect bodies, and nobody cares. At your age, like any other, looks are 95% about fitness. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have very light skin, but I want a nice tan for symner, avoiding tanning salons, what is the safesr way to achieve this?
Safe tan: The only safe tan are the spray on tans. You still need to cover up and use sunblock when you are out. ...Read more
I recently started tanning. I have fair skin during and even hours after tanning I get these pin pricks all over my body some with small bumbs.
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more
Jergins: Jergins has a great line of gradual tanners that you can use as a daily lotion and give your self a "buildable glow" I think it's called " Jergins Natural Glow" I am thrilled you are taking good care of your skin and opting for a tanning lotion rather than the sun's deadly rays! ...Read more
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