Compare And Contrast Skin And Tanning

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How does tanning work? The pigment of your skin is determined by the amount of melanin produced by your skin cells. How much melanin your cells produce depends on your race and genetic make-up, but also depends on how much sunlight your skin is exposed to. When ultraviolet light touches your skin your cells start producing more melanin, making your skin look darker. That extra melanin protects your cells by absorbing radiation from the sun. It’s not visible light that damages your skin and cause you to tan, it’s ultraviolet radiation. So is the sun any better than tanning beds?
There are two types of UV radiation: UVB rays that penetrate the top layers of skin and are most responsible for sunburns and UVA rays penetrates to the deepest

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