Everybody loves a good vacation and when we think of vacation time, we immediately think of the sea, the sand and the sun! Having said that, when it comes to going on a vacation in the summer, getting a tan is also at the forefront of our minds.
There are a number of ways in which we could remove a tan or avoid getting it all together. But before jumping into the solution to our tanning problem, let us first delve deeper into what the problem actually is.
A tan is the pigmentation or hyperpigmentation that appears on your skin when it is exposed to the sun for a long period of time. The occurrence of this hyperpigmentation on your skin makes your skin look uneven. To put it in simpler terms, tanning is the process in which your skin darkens due to the increase in its exposure to the ultra-violet rays of the sun. Tanning and hyperpigmentation is often associated with health risks like cancer and should be avoided as much as possible. It can occur in the form of small spots or larger patches that expand over large areas of your skin and is also known as dark spots or sun spots.
The most common cause of tanning is extreme exposure to the sun and to the harmful UVA rays of the sun. When the UVA rays hit the top layer of your skin, it penetrates to the lower layers of the epidermis and trigger the melanocytes that produce the melanin in your body. Melanin is responsible for two things – 1) protecting your skin and 2) the colour of your skin. When your skin is openly exposed to the sun for a long period of time, your body tries to fight against the harmful rays of the sun by producing melanin in extreme quantities. This production does help protect your skin, however, it also gives your skin dark spots or dark patches. In order to avoid this, it is important that you apply sunscreen before leaving your house. Sunscreen mimics the natural melanin which is present in your skin and acts as another layer of protection against your skin and the sun. The Daily Use Sunscreen SPF 30 is great for everyday use and will definitely make your skin thank you in the long run.
Medication, while extremely useful, especially in times of illness and stress, actually have a number of side effects- the forefront of the same being pigmentation or hyperpigmentation. If you find dark spots or patches on your skin after starting a new medication, it is vital that you visit a dermatologist. At Kaya, we have experienced dermatologists who will give you a thorough check up before prescribing a customized range of treatments for you to choose from.
The best way to prevent a tan and the harmful effects of the UVA and UVB rays would be to use sunscreen regularly. But when the damage is done, Kaya Clinic brings to you the Kaya Pigmentation Reduction System.
The Pigmentation Reduction System is a top quality treatment that brings together high-quality products and advanced technology in order to help you reduce pigmentation and dark spots from your skin.
Read more about pigmentation treatments here.