Relaxed young friends having rest on the beachHave you ever wondered how you tan, or why it is that some people tan (or burn) easier than others? The sun creates UV light which is divided into 2 categories: UVA or UVB.

In the tanning process, UVA rays oxidize melanin, the browning pigment that tans the skin. On the other hand, UVB rays trigger melanin production in the skin. Both types of UV rays play a significant role and are needed for a balanced tanning process.