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UV Rays - How The Radiation Affects Your Skin?

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi 90% (5917 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
UV Rays - How The Radiation Affects Your Skin?

In limited quantities, ultraviolet rays are not only beneficial but also necessary for maintaining proper health. The Vitamin D from the sun’s rays can help cure several diseases such as eczema, jaundice and psoriasis. If adequate amounts of sun rays are not received by the body, bone growth gets hampered that can result in osteoporosis and other bone weakness issues. However, if it is received in abundance, its’ effects can be profusely detrimental to the immune system, eyes and the skin.

Since skin tanning and sun-bathing have become increasingly popular among the mass, it is necessary for people to be more aware of the potential risks of sun exposure.

  1. "Erythema" or sunburn is a very common condition among fair skinned people, which occurs when the skin absorbs energy from the sun’s rays. The system detects it as a harmful, intrusive force and thereby signals for extra blood to reach the affected area and restore the skin. It results in pain, swelling, blistering, itching and peeling of the skin. Not only is it a painful condition, it can also be a precursor to even more harmful diseases.
  2. Skin cancer cases are steadily on the rise in the world, with 5 new such cases being reported every week. Due to prolonged exposure to harsh UV rays, the number of damaged cells in the body increases to such an extent that the system cannot mend it anymore. When not controlled, these damaged cells multiply, grow or divide uncontrollably. These cells can also accumulate and form a tumor.
  3. Repeated and prolonged exposure to sun rays can also cause premature aging and wrinkling due to the degenerative damages it does to the skin’s epidermis.
  4. If one is vulnerable to sunburn, it is recommended for them to carry sunscreen at all times. The UV rays are blocked by the deflecting properties of sunscreens, thereby protecting the skin to a large degree.
  5. It is recommended for patients to carry umbrellas, or protective clothing to cover themselves up if they are vulnerable to harsh sun’s rays in the morning.
  6. Although sun exposure can cause several problems to our skin, with proper precautions, one can be assured of safety. Sun exposure can be properly managed if one remembers to make use of these simple tips daily.
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Sir my skin color of face getting tan day by day and skin tone getting dul please suggest what can I do.

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 96% (49656 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Sir my skin color of face getting tan day by day and skin tone getting dul please suggest what can I do.
Undergo glutathione therapy. Otherwise, few creams also available. Contact me by direct online consultation for treatment.
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How to get rid of pigmentation & tan? My skin is getting dull and tan day by day, pigmentation black marks are spreading on face very fast. Was taken skin treatment prior for pimples so not using anything on face no soap only fairness cream sometimes.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 93% (795 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
How to get rid of pigmentation & tan?
My skin is getting dull and tan day by day, pigmentation black marks are spread...
You can use aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh), not from ready made gels available in market. For this homeopathic treatment is very effective. Use some sunblock with SPF (at least 50) every time you go out in sun. U need proper constitutional med to get permanent relief. Ask for consultation with pics of affected area so that I can help you better.
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I have sensitive acne prone skin and my skin has been damaged due to acne and other products that I have been using I have lots of tan and acne scars. I want to get rid of my tan and dark spots and pigmentation but I have sensitive skin so it's difficult so how can I get rid of them safely, what products should I use.

Dr. Kalpesh A. Suthar 91% (1223 ratings)
BHMS, M.D. HOMOEOPATHY
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have sensitive acne prone skin and my skin has been damaged due to acne and other products that I have been using I...
No need to be worry dear Lybrate user your problem of acne will solve with my homoeopathic treatment without any sife effect.
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I have a skin tone is tanned while my body is full white. I hv tried everything from ayurved to everything bt my face skin tone is not getting nrml.

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 96% (49656 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I have a skin tone is tanned while my body is full white. I hv tried everything from ayurved to everything bt my face...
Undergo glutathione therapy. Otherwise, few creams also available. Contact me by direct online consultation for treatment.
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My skin colour turned into black because of my field work. By the pollution my skin tan totally black. Pls tell me what I use to remove black .and what I use to make my skin to glow&white.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 90% (5721 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
My skin colour turned into black because of my field work. By the pollution my skin tan totally black. Pls tell me wh...
Apply atta as a scrubber,,apply cold milk as a cleanser,,apply lemon n honey,,apply Chandan paste with rose water,,apply alovera gel extract,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment
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I have tanned skin with small dark patches and pimple marks. Which cream can be used for skin brightening or tan removal? And how and when can it be used? Can demelan cream be used?

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 96% (49656 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I have tanned skin with small dark patches and pimple marks.
Which cream can be used for skin brightening or tan remo...
Undergo PRP therapy. Othereise, Few creams also available. Send photos of the affected area for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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How can I remove sun tans from my skin? During summer I used go out regularly for college and now I found my skin is tanned badly.

Dr. Manvinder Kaur 91% (959 ratings)
PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
How can I remove sun tans from my skin? During summer I used go out regularly for college and now I found my skin is ...
Use sun screen lotion regularly. Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C which is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps the tanned skin
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