Sun Safety – Tanning Peptide
Most of us can appreciate a bronzed body as aesthetically pleasing and indicative of health and vitality. In order to get and maintain that healthy glow, there is a potentialÂ price â€“ Skin Cancer.
Sun safety is a fact of life.
If you do not protect your skin against the potential damage of UV Rays, you are at risk of developing skin cancer as well as prematurely ageing your skin.
Skin cancer is a disease of the bodyâ€™s skin cells which is most often a result of skin cell damage. Skin Cancer beginsÂ in the lower layer of the epidermis which is the outside layer of the skin.
Skin cancer will develop when the skin has received too much of the sunâ€™s UVR (ultraviolet radiation). Â The cells then change and skin cancer can form. To protect ourselves from developing skin cancer in the future, we must limit the exposure to the suns ultraviolet radiation as well as tanning beds.
What is a Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone?
MSH are a class of peptide hormones produced in the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulate pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin and hair to produce and release melanin which leads to darker skin and hair. Alpha-MSH is the most abundant MSH, and the most active for skin pigmentation.
Benefits of a melanocyte stimulating hormone:
The ability to achieve a darker tan with less exposure to UV radiation
The possibility to reduce the risk of Melanoma (skin cancer)
A possible reduction in the incidence of sun-damaged skin
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