Whenever we come back from a summer trip, many of us will find that some of our skin has become asymmetrical in colour and tanned. However, this is actually the body’s self-protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays by secreting a large amount of Melanin to prevent the skin from suffering further damage. So what can you do to restore your fair skin after a tan? Here are 3 great ways to whiten your skin!
People with darker skin can also get a tan
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), tanning is a type of skin damage that can also increase the risk of skin cancer because it is caused by harmful ultraviolet rays. In addition, do not think that people with dark skin will not be tanned or sunburned, they just have more melanin than people with white skin, but this is still far from the sunscreen standard recommended by experts, that is, the sun protection factor (Sun Protection Factor, hereinafter referred to as SPF) at least 30, but the SPF of the skin after tanning is at most only 2 to 4, so don’t think that the darker the skin is not afraid of the sun. So don’t think that if you have dark skin, you won’t be afraid of the sun.
So once you get a tan, you can’t go back? Don’t worry, even if you get a tan, there are ways to lighten your skin! The process usually takes one to four weeks and depends on the degree of tanning, so if you have any questions about your skin condition, please consult a professional doctor. If you want to keep your skin white and red, the best way is to do a good job of sun protection, such as applying sunscreen diligently and reducing the number of activities outside in the hot sun, in order to reduce the chances of tanning and sunburn.
3 Steps to Whiten Your Skin Back to White
1. Avoid the sun after exfoliation.
Exfoliation (Exfoliation) can whiten the principle of removing dead cells on the skin, but please avoid sun exposure after the treatment, because when the dead cells are no longer in the protective film, the sun will be able to directly damage the skin, aggravating the situation of sunburn or sunburn, the following is the introduction of the two methods of exfoliation:
- Chemical Peel: Performed by a professional dermatologist, this procedure removes excess melanin through the application of an acidic mask, and is commonly used to treat aging skin, acne scars, and Melasma (also known as chloasma, dark spots, or liver spots).
- Microdermabrasion: According to Healthdirect, an Australian telemedicine service, microdermabrasion is the use of a machine with microcrystalline or diamond particle tips that are rubbed against the surface of the skin to achieve cosmetic results. It can treat wrinkles, tanning, acne scars, enlarged pores and stretch marks.
2. Choose products that inhibit melanin
There are many skin whitening products on the market, but most of them can only brighten the surface of the skin, but what we need is to penetrate into the inner layer of the skin to inhibit the production of melanin, and it is worth noting that whitening creams do not whiten the skin, but only make the skin tone look balanced and nice.
In this regard, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggests that whitening products should contain the following active ingredients. The public is reminded to use skin whitening products according to the product’s directions or as recommended by their physician, and to avoid itchy skin or other side effects by using a skin care product that contains one active ingredient at a time.
- Vitamin C
- Azelaic acid (azelaic acid)
- Acido glicolico
- Acido cogico
- A acid (Retinoic acid, also known as retinoic acid)
- 2% Hydroquinone (Hydroquinone)