Is there a way to avoid over-tanning?
I've been sun bathing regularly for optimal vitamin D levels and my skin has darkened significantly. I like my current skin tone and I don't want to tan further.
This source says "You can actually get vitamin D without significantly darkening your skin, because the UVB wavelength does not stimulate the melanin pigment to produce a tan." But it does not elaborate on how to do this
FYI: If it turns out it's not possible to sun bath without getting darker, I'll choose my health over my skin tone.
asked byHannah_15 (45)
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on September 08, 2013
at 11:59 PM
I'm someone who also darkens quickly. I literally get a shade darker with each hour session under the sun - I would get tan lines from a single session, such as based on some partial covering is placed - that's how fast I tan, so sunshine is no good for me as a source of Vitamin D. I would darken to the point of resembling someone of a tropical ethnic group, if I did not stop.