Good day doctor, I have been doing swimming regularly for a couple of months now. Sun + chlorinated water has caused my skin complexion to become darker by 3 times. Is the tanning permanent?? What precautions can be taken other than sunscreens to avoid the tanning effect (before and after swimming)?? How can I get rid of the tan completely ??
Doctor Answers (1) on Skin tanning
Outdoor activities make our skin tan. The only option is to wear protective full sleeves clothing, cap or a hat, to carry an umbrella and sunglasses. Skin already tanned can be treated with depigmenting creams. A good skin care regimen comprises 4 steps - cleansing, toning, moisturizing and sunblock. Based on your skin type, a dermatologist will recommend you appropriate products Consider full sleeves clothes while bathing. You can opt for an indoor swimming pool if feasible.
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