Suntan is not a detrimental medical condition if it is not too aggravated. Exposure to sunlight for a considerable amount of time leads to darkening of the skin due to pigmentation which is called sun tan. It is not harmful but sometimes severe cases lead to development of skin cancer. Hence proper steps must be taken before going to the beach, going outdoors in summer afternoons or while sunbathing, which includes using umbrella and sunscreen lotions.
HOW IS SUNTAN DIAGNOSED?
Suntan is a phenomenon more common in tropical and equatorial countries.