Does newborn reverse to fairer tone if darkened after sunlight exposure?

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Published on January 31, 2017 by shiva

Tanning is a natural phenomenon seen in people of all age groups. Tanning is a protective mechanism of your body to build the pigment cells on to your skin. Tanning due to pigment production is mainly to protect your child from harmful ultraviolet radiations.
Melanocyte produces melanin in your skin to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. In case UV rays exceed and melanin produced is not sufficient to block UV rays, it can lead to sunburns. It is a defense mechanism of your skin to produce melanin.
Ultraviolet radiations are harmful rays that can cause many major health diseases in both children and adults. When you go out in sun rays your body continues to produce melanin. When you stay away from sunlight for longer time, your body will not produce melanin as your body does not require pigmentation. As the number of pigment cells reduces in your body, pigmentation is also reduced resulting in fairer skin tone.
Sunlight is required by your child in less amounts to synthesize vitamin D and accordingly the body will adjust and produce pigment cells. It is a natural phenomenon that if your child is staying in sun for a longer time, the child may become tan and when he/she stays away from sunlight can become fair.
The common diseases that can affect your child due to prolong sun exposure include:
• Sun burns
• Skin cancer
• Premature aging
• Cataracts
• Immune system suppression
It is recommended to allow your child to play in sun for some time to avoid vitamin D deficiency. Prolong exposure to sun rays can cause many health diseases and mainly affects the skin tone.

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