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Removing Skin Tan – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Through in western world, skin tanning is a fashion but still new studies are showing that it could lead to several skin disorders if done irrationally. The extra exposure to sun’s UV rays darken the skin while UV radiation can lead to hasty skin aging, wrinkles and skin cancer.

"There is no question that ultraviolet exposure is associated with an increased risk of melanoma, the vast majority are what we call sporadic melanomas. most of the remaining risk factors [besides hereditary] are related to UV exposure," says David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, chairman of dermatology and director of the melanoma program at Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Skin Tan Symptoms:

  • Darkening of the affected skin
  • Presence of blisters in severe cases

Skin Tan Causes:

  • Sun exposure facilitates production of vitamin D
  • Excessive sun exposure can cause:
    • Sunburn
    • Skin cancer
    • Weak immune system
  • Exposure to the sun damages melanin leading to brief skin darkening

Natural Home Remedy Using Tomatoes and Lemon Juice:

  1. Crush 2 washed tomatoes into a puree
  2. Add 4 tbsp lemon juice
  3. Mix well
  4. Apply on the tanned skin
  5. Leave it for 20 min
  6. Wash off with cold water
  7. Do this for 15 days

Natural Home Remedy Using Lemon Juice and Turmeric Powder:

  1. Take 6 tbsp lemon juice
  2. Add 2 tsp turmeric powder
  3. Mix well to make paste
  4. Apply on the tanned skin
  5. Leave it for 30 min
  6. Wash off with water


• Rub potato slice on tanned skin for 5-10 min

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