Should I stay tanned all year?

January 28, 2022 By Mari Browning Melehes 0
Should I stay tanned all year?

Should I stay tanned all year? Laying in the sun and frequenting tanning salons on a scheduled annual basis is not what we’re looking for when it comes to keeping good color in your layers of dermis that slough off every four to twenty-one days taking the SURFACE layer of color with it.  However, the layers beneath the surface, when saturated with melanin that has darkened and waiting to rise to the top to replace the dying top layer of skin, is already loaded with color and the darkened skin remains through all layers of dermis sloughing off and rising to the top as each layer fades slowly away. 

Skin Damage

By getting in the sun or tanning bed too often, one would be damaging their skin and causing that top layer to slough off sooner taking the surface layer of tan with it.  The antiquated method of tanning in the sun’s direct rays or the tanning bed would be requiring repeat efforts to maintain year-round color.  This is what we are trying to avoid. By providing your skin with more melanin from your existing number of melanocytes you are able to darken your skin from the bottom layer up causing it to last as long as your now scaled down UVA/UVB exposure regime in the direct sun and in tanning beds.  Staying out of direct exposure to damaging rays AND getting far greater controlled results is what we’re talking about. 

I know by now that the majority of tanners know to stay away from high direct sun and to lessen the regular tanning bed sessions, but they want color year-round and who ever wanted to be summer tanned all year long anyway.  I think a majority of people now realize that there must be a smarter way.  Now is the time to tell you that we all have the same number of melanocytes, but it is our genetic predisposition that determines just how much melanin those melanocytes generate. 

Fair Skin

Fair freckled skin with natural red hair or natural blonde hair with green or blue eyes are the most likely to burn because their melanocytes are not prone to produce enough melanin, and in turn be the ones asking, “Should I stay tanned all year?”.  That’s where MTII peptide comes to the rescue.  It allows for greater melanin to be produced and put into results and protection. MTII has been one of the most extensively researched drugs and in 1957 the FDA approved the peptide, MTII, for Skin Cancer Prevention, Erectile Dysfunction, and Obesity.  That is what the patent says when it was approved by the FDA.  Later it was promoted for skin tanning to PROTECT the skin while encouraging a good color by those who know that most people are going to get a tan on purpose for some part of the year but want less ghostly color in colder months so as to not look so pasty and perhaps ill.

Military Applications

Melanotan 2, or MTII, has not been cleared for development because less people would die of skin cancer…. did I just say that?  I really don’t know why it was never approved by Big Pharm but it is legal in some counties under the name Clinuvel.  I’ve also found a lot of local medical spas offering administered doses of MTII.  I understand that the American Soldiers used MTII during the Gulf War so as to not get burned and develop skin cancer.

So, should I stay tanned all year? No one should lay in the sun and tanning bed year-round, but would you believe that by introducing MTII to the underlying layers of skin in the subcutaneous tissue on an annual schedule, you won’t be colorless come spring when the long sleeves and pants go off and the shorts go on? It would be nice to have some starting color that you have effortlessly maintained over the bleak winter.  The same is true when summer is over you would like to maintain a beautiful glow all through the holiday season.