Changes in tanning/melanin production???
Was wondering if anyone could clear up this confusion.
Now first off, I'm not a sun worshipper in any way and I know and respect the dangers of tanning and skin cancer.
But in the summer, I like to slap on the factor 20-15 and sit in the sun for a couple of hours a day for about a week or so as I'm very pale.
What is confusing me is from the ages of 7-14 I used to go on family holidays every summer for 2 weeks to some hot countries. And looking back at the photos of those trips, I was always VERY tanned all over and had tan lines
I'm 24 now, and am very very pale but what confuses me is, I can no longer get a tan like I did when I was younger. I can get some colour but not the deep tan I had when I was on holiday. I didn't even seem to tan that much when I went on holiday to greece 3 years ago.
Can anyone explain this? Has my skin changed? Or do I just not spend the same time in the sun (I don't due to my fear of melanomas) that I did when I was a child. My Dad (irish) is quite dark skinned but my Mum is very pale, btw.
Thanks for the help.