Is sunscreen a part of your skincare regimen? If the answer is no, that should probably change today. Everyone’s skin doesn’t necessarily burn if they don’t utilize sunscreen. Some people can go a full day in the sun and never have to deal with the brutal reality of sunburn. But the even harsher reality of skipping sunscreen could eventually catch up with you. It may not appear so, but skipping sunscreen is a lot more detrimental than most think. Check out things that happen to your skin when you skip the sunscreen.
This one is obvious, but some people don’t realize how quickly skin can tan — and the more you tan your skin, the more you are directly impacting your skin’s health simultaneously. Skin begins to show the appearance of “tanning” when the melanocyte cells in the epidermis layer of your skin begin producing a darker hue.
As stated, melanocyte cells in the epidermis layer of the skin is what gives the appearance of a tan. The lower level of the epidermis also acts as a protectant against UV ray exposure. So as you are tanning, the top layer of the epidermis begins to thicken as the lower level is pushing cells upward — like cells coming to defense like armor, in a sense. So as your skin gets darker, you are actively making your skin tougher — literally. This is why some people who tan regularly begin to have a leathery skin type, both in touch and appearance.