Human skin is the largest organ of the human body. And like any other organ, it is susceptible to both injury and disease. The sun–or any form of UV radiation–is just one of the things that can damage skin.
The skin of an average person weighs anywhere from eight to ten pounds and covers an area of approximately 22 square feet. Its main function is to protect internal organs against injury and invading organisms. It also helps to maintain the body’s internal temperature while storing water, fat and vitamins.
This amazing organ can be divided into three main layers. These include:
The subcutaneous layer – This is the deepest layer of the skin. It provides insulation and food reserves, contains large blood vessels and nerves, and attaches the skin and body.
The dermal layer – This is the middle layer of skin. It contains small blood vessels and nerve endings as well as collagen, a substance that gives skin strength, durability and elasticity.
The epidermis – This is the outermost layer of skin. Its job is to fight off organisms trying to invade the body and is where the entire tanning process takes place.
When the skin is exposed to UV radiation, melanocytes, which are the pigment cells involved in the tanning process, produce extra melanin which darkens the epidermal layer and protects the rest of the skin from further damage. Individuals with fair complexions have difficulty producing this substance and so, more often than not, end up with painful sunburns. Regardless of a person’s skin type, however, UV radiation can also eventually damage skin cell DNA, even for people who have naturally darker skin.
Sunless tanning works by coating the outer layer of skin with a special non-toxic solution that tans on contact. Our New Gorgeous line produces beach-beautiful bronzes with DHA and made with client wellness in mind. We carry a wide array of colors to suit all skin types including very fair skin, which is the most difficult to color properly. So when you’re ready to experience the sunless difference, contact us. We’ll show you the healthy way to make skin glow!
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