How long does it take to get your natural skin color back?
If you stay out of the sun, exfoliate regularly, eat well, stay hydrated and use natural skin lighteners, you could see results in as little as 1 to 2 weeks.
Otherwise, it could take anywhere from 4 to 6 months for skin color to return naturally on its own..
Is there a limit to how dark you can tan?
Remember: there is no such thing as total protection! The production of melanin is limited to the quantity and type each person is physiologically able to produce (phototype). Beyond this limit, the skin’s defences are exhausted: further exposure leads to risks and damage in the short and long term.
Can you permanently change your skin color?
If you want to permanently change your skin color, you will need to take better care of your skin and be patient, as permanent results will require long-term solutions and aftercare. For example, if you would like to get darker from tanning, then you will need to continue tanning for the long-term.
How can I produce more melanin?
You get vitamin A from the food you eat, especially vegetables that contain beta carotene, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, and peas. Since vitamin A also functions as an antioxidant, some researchers believe this vitamin, more than any other, may be the key to melanin production.
Does the sun make your skin darker permanently?
Can a tan be permanent? A tan is never permanent because skin naturally exfoliates itself over time. This causes the tanned skin to flake off. New cells are formed and older skin sloughs off.
How long does it take for skin to darken?
Most people will tan within 1 to 2 hours in the sun. It’s important to remember that both burns and tans may take a while to set in, so if you don’t see color immediately, it doesn’t mean you’re not getting any color or should use lower SPF. Any type of tanning has risks, including skin cancer.