DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that an adult human carries around with him/her 22 square feet of skin? It's really the biggest organ in the body as it guards it against so many things that we might evaporate without it! The skin acts a shield that protects our body from extreme temperatures and harmful UV rays among others. It also secretes antibacterial substances that help fight infection outright. Furthermore, the skin is also the body's biggest Vitamin D manufacturer. This is important in converting calcium for healthier bones. The skin has so many ways of protecting us from harm that it constantly changes in order to adapt to its surrounding. One example of the skin's adaptation agent is the melanin. Melanin is a natural pigment in the skin the blocks harmful UV rays from entering the body. The more melanin one has, the darker skin he/she has. That's why people living in areas of the world where the sun directly shines have darker skin than those living near the poles. Your skin color isn't just brought by genes, it's the body's way of surviving the environment you are in.
Melanin could also be one of the reasons why you become more tan after your beach trip. Prolonged sun exposure triggered your skin to adapt. While lying under the sun is the best way to get glowing skin, there are several skin color change apps that lets you get a preview of how you will look like in different complexions. This can also be done through several online photo editors found on the web. But of course, the best way to achieve healthy, luminous skin is to take care of it. Luckily, there's a wide array of skin care products that will help you get that glow. Just remember that no matter how you choose to get the skin you want, the most important thing is to keep yourself healthy.