How to minimize sun tanning of skin
Tanning is common problem caused by excess exposure of skin during summers when the sun shines at its peak and we could do nothing except wearing sleeveless clothes. Half shirt or sleeveless usually leads to tanning on the hands and even face is the most affected area which get tanned. Yet people canít resist themselves of retreating on the beach and near the swimming pools during the summers.
Though swimming is not bad but it can lead to maximum tanning on the body by changing the colour of exposed parts from white to dark tan. For many people summer means hanging out near markets, pools and freak places under the shade and these all refers to exposure of skin which leads to tanning.
To enjoy the summer without skin tan, people need to make sure that their skin is not fully exposed in the sunlight and if it is somehow then apply specific sunscreen or other natural remedy to minimize the affect of sunlight. Tanned skin shows the cellular damage on skin which can only be treated with proper skin care lest it would harm the specific area by changing the colour permanently.
Causes of tanning
Natural ways to reduce tanning
After sun tan it is difficult to regain the normal colour of the skin but it is not impossible to lighten the dark tan colour of skin. By using some special natural skin care remedies tanned skin would possibly come to its normal colour.
Lemon is considered to be natural source of vitamin C and due to acidic in nature lemon has some features which make it natural astringent. Mix some yogurt with lemon juice and apply this natural bleach over the affected area or on the entire body before bathing.
For mild tanning mixture of potato and lemon juice can be applied to affected area for relief.
Paste of milk and turmeric in a proportion of one tbsp of turmeric and three tbsp of milk can be dab onto the tanned area.
Aloe Vera is a best skin remedy, to get early relief mash aloe leaf and add lemon juice into its paste. Apply this paste onto the sun tan area.
Rubbing potato slice also lightens the dark tan colour of the skin else its juice can also be applied.
For severe tanning make a paste of sugar, lemon juice and glycerin, and use this paste as scrub on the affected skin gently in a circular motion.
- The changing of skin colour due to exposure into sunlight is what is called tanning and this happens due to the UVA radiation emitted by sun while UVB rays causes sun burns.
- Though both the rays are harmful for skin, but UVA changes only skin colour which can only be treated with proper care and neglecting sun exposure.
- UVA radiations penetrates deeper into the skin and triggers down skin cells melanocytes which thereby produces melanin, a brown colour pigment responsible for change of skin colour.
- Exposing body parts in sun without sunscreen render skin tan, skin rash and sun burn.