Understanding Tan on the Skin: Causes, Treatments, and Effective Removal Methods

Tan skin is a darkening of the complexion due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, typically from the sun. When the skin is exposed to UV rays, it produces a pigment called melanin as a defense mechanism to protect itself from further damage. Melanin is responsible for giving the skin its color and is produced by special cells called melanocytes.