Melanin, the pigment in your skin cells, serves to protect your skin from certain forms of skin cancer. However, it has been observed that people with higher levels of melanin are actually more susceptible to one of the worst varieties of skin cancer. Counterintuitive as this may be, recent research is shining some light on this phenomenon.
It has been discovered that, thanks to the melanin in our skin, harmful solar rays can continue to do damage even after you are no longer being exposed to UV light. UV energy absorbed by your melanin comes out hours after they leave sunlight, and this energy is capable of the same damage done by the sun itself. This should serve as a powerful reminder of how important it is to wear sunblock, and to get your regular appointments with our Tacoma Botox clinic.