Tanning Basics

How Tanning Works

When most people think of our body's organs, we think, "heart", "liver", "kidneys" - the truth is your body's largest, most active organ is your skin. It's a complex organ made up of the epidermis, (outer layer) and the dermis (the inner layer). The dermis is where the roots of your body hair follicles start, as well as your sweat glands and nerve endings.

More and more, we hear studies against sun exposure. Recent increases in the statistics of skin cancer have people being very cautious when it comes to exposing their skin to the sun. However, direct sunlight can be beneficial for the human body in many ways -and sticking with the age-old mantra: "everything is okay in moderation" - is a good way of thinking about the effects of sun to our skin.