Is tanning bad for you?
How to Get a Tan and Protect Your Skin! We’ve all heard about the possible dangers of tanning, but there may be a lot more to these findings. Studies have actually shown that intermittent exposure to the sun as well as occasional sunburns were positively connected with melanoma while individuals who were regularly exposed to the sun did not encounter any problems. Other studies have shown that childhood sunburns as well as indoor tanning were associated with squamous cell carcinoma, and sunburns obtained at any age are linked with basal cell carcinoma. Another interesting and maybe less known factor is the potential cancer risk from even spray on tans or self-tanning products. These products contain an ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which reacts with amino acids in the skin to stain the skin brown. Although DHA claims to protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays, the results have proven very inadequate. The effects of DHA sunless tanning are temporary and there is actually an increased risk for extreme sun damage within 24 hours of application. And oftentimes the individual feels tan, and therefore neglects to put on any sunscreen or protective clothing when out in the sun.
Why having a tan is a good thing…
Have you ever noticed how some individuals always beautifully bronze in the sun while others only burn? And then there are individuals that burn one good time and begin to tan from there on out? What if we told you that the people who bronzed naturally and tanned easily in the sun have a much lower risk for developing skin cancer or melanoma? The reasoning behind this is an increase in melanin. Melanin is a natural substance present within the body that provides pigment to the skin and also to hair and eye color. Melanocytes produce melanin. These cells, which are found just below the surface of the skin, are more prominent in individuals with darker skin. Melanin’s actual primary function is to protect the skin. When skin is exposed to the sun, the body responds with an increase in melanocyte production for protection. This results in a tan. The more the individual is exposed to the sun, the darker the tan, etc. There is, of course a limit as to how much protection melanin can provide to the skin, which is why very dark skinned individuals can, at times, experience mild sunburn. However, melanin pigment is still the great protection and the body’s natural defense from the possible damages of the sun. Unfortunately, many light skinned individuals that do begin to tan, will eventually begin to lose their tan within a few weeks if they are not seeing continuous sun exposure. However, Melanotide II supplementation can provide a way for a tan to last much, much longer.
How it works
Melanotide II is given via a tiny daily injection and continued or stopped based on skin type and color preference. Melanotide II actually stimulates the body to produce more melanocytes naturally. This increase in melanoctyes will in turn, increase melanin within the skin so that even a small amount of sun exposure will produce a tan that lasts much longer than it would normally.
For more information on how to get started on Melanotide II, please contact one of our office representatives at 888-520-3438.