Almost everyone nowadays wants that nice summer tan, but what exactly is going on beneath the skin? I've heard a few different theories about tanning - such as a tan is nothing but the pigmentation in your cells burning, but is this true?
- What exactly is happening to our skin as we tan?
- Are pigments being burned (like I was told in school), or is pigment being produced by the cells. ?
Bonus related question: Why do some people burn and others tan?
Bonus related question: https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/35719/how-does-our-tan-disappear