WE as people are interesting creatures. For the last week the only thing people are talking about is how to get the perfect tan... so here goes
Some of us think that being white is all right, some think that golden is hot, but a sun burn is not. Some like to tan as dark as they can. In Kina and India people try to stay white, but here in Europe and Scandinavia we throw ourselves under the sun at first sight. So for those of you who wondered why we do get color on our skin, here is you answer: Exposure to the sun triggers a defense mechanism in the skin. We are kind of like prey evolving to protect us from the predator SUN. The skin releases the pigment melanin in an attempt to darken to ward off the damaging rays. However, this multi-day process often begins with the pain and redness of a sunburn. Some people have less melanin than others and are more likely to burn. So do stress so much with getting the perfect tan. You will not get tanner then your melanin level allows.. so relax and play under the sun, don't wast hours laying still boiling your skin. Cause that tan will not last long any ways. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to safeguard your skin from the sun's harmful rays, if you are active, swim and play then you will get an even tan any day. UNless you've work in Africa like me then you tend to get a farmer tan;) Evolve your prey status against the predator SUN!