Personally I am still so excited 😆 about my newest product. I apply it once or twice a week and have maintained a tan that I would normally only achieve on a tropical vacation - IF EVEN THAT! + so many health benefits!! ☀️HAUT CUSTOM CACAO TAN☀️... Some call it the ‘THE THIRD EYE’, while others call it ‘the pineal gland’ which is in the center of the brain. The pineal gland is what produces MELANIN. Sunlight is important to our very sanity, because if we don’t get sunlight we would go crazy. There are four chemicals in MELANIN that do some pretty amazing things: 1. One helps to calms us down. 2. One helps us to relax, 3. One works to purify our blood, and the 4. Other helps with oxygen. PROTECTIVE FUNCTION exposure to the sun has the potential to cause premature aging of the skin, as well as various skin cancers. These range in severity from basal cell carcinoma to melanoma, an aggressive cancer that spreads more rapidly than milder skin cancers. Your ability to withstand the potentially damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation depends on the amount of melanin in your skin, which is determined by the number of melanocytes that are active beneath the surface of your skin. In even the most light-skinned people, the body’s melanocytes respond to sun exposure by producing more melanin, which creates the effect known as tanning. However, there is a limit to the degree of protection that melanin can provide, and it’s significantly higher in people with naturally darker skin. YOUNGER SKIN people of color generally look younger than their lighter-skinned peers because of the higher levels of melanin in their skin. The increased melanin protects those who have it from short-term damage from the sun, as well as the long-term signs of aging, such as age spots, deep wrinkles and rough texture. DESTROYS FREE RADICALS Free radicals have been implicated as the cause of widespread damage to human cells. Melanin has an incredibly important role in scavenging free radicals and preventing the skin damage they can cause. Melanin affects the delicately designed lipids that hold moisture in the stratum corneum. This is the outermost layer of the epidermis.