Skin Sun Tanning

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Sun Tanning is


What does this mean?

Likely to have normal tanning ability. Likely to have normal tanning ability.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Sun Tanning.

Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: IRF4
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
Genes: MC1R_exon1.3
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
Genes: MC1R_exon1.5
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
Genes: HERC2
Your Genotype: AA
What it means? High tanning ability
Genes: TYR_exon4
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical
Genes: EXOC2
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
Genes: TYR_intron
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical
Genes: CPNE7_intron.1
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? High tanning ability
Genes: DBNDD1
Your Genotype: CT
What it means? Low tanning ability
Genes: CPNE7_intron.2
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical


This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Sun Tanning?

Sun tanning is the process whereby skin color is darkened or tanned when you are exposed to the sun for a long period. This is our skin's ability to protect ourselves against ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight. When we are exposed to UV, our skin increases the production of melanin, in an attempt to protect the skin against further damage.

How It Affects Your Body

In humans, a pigment called melanin is the primary determinant of skin colour. People that produce more melanin will have darker skin. On the other hand, people with lower concentrations of that pigment will have fair skin.

The combination of these gene variations results in different amounts of melanin in the skin. People with darker skin are more likely to tan than to burn. Their skin is already primed to make melanin.

Melanin effectively absorbs light. It is able to dissipate over 99.9% of absorbed UV radiation. This means that the pigment can shield skin from harmful sun rays. Darker-skinned people are naturally more resistant to the harmful effects of sunlight.

Beyond just damaging your skin, UV radiation also triggers the production of melanin.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Skincare Recommendations:

  1. Studies have shown that topical application of green tea to the skin can provide a photo-protective effect, by reducing the number of sunburnt cells, protect skin cell from UV damage and reduce DNA damage formed after UV radiation.
  2. Aloe vera is widely used for its soothing and cooling effect where it is a unique effective moisturiser and healing agent for skin.
  3. Walnut extract is an effective self-tanning sunscreen agent which have UV protection properties.
  4. Tea tree oil has been found in many sunscreen formulations where it can relieve sunburn and bring nutrients to damaging skin.
  5. Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 and efficacy in the UVA spectrum on skin areas which are not covered by clothing.

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