Sun tanning or simply tanning is the process whereby skin color is darkened or tanned. It is most often a result of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or from artificial sources, such as a tanning lamp. Moderate exposure to the sun contributes to the production of vitamin D by the body, but excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays has negative health effects, including sunburn and increased risk of skin cancer as well as depressed immune system function and accelerated aging of the skin. Some people tan or sunburn more easily than others. This may be the result of different skin types and natural skin color, and these may be a result of genetics.
HOW IS SUNTAN DIAGNOSED?
A Dermatologist diagnoses Suntan by the appearance of the skin in most of the cases, there are no tests for diagnosing Suntan.
HOW IS SUNTAN TREATED?
Treatment for Suntan are usually preventive, which means use sunscreen lotions or gels. Besides these, one would also be provided with soothing gels and calming creams that help to reduce the damage caused and also lighten the skin and reduce issues like pigmentation.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ultraviolet rays remain to be one of the major causes of skin cancer, hence even if you want a natural tan, it is advised that you use some kind of preventive lotion.