Why do some people tan and others burn?

The reaction of our skin to sun, either burning or tanning, is based on genetics, we inherit our ability to tan or burn. In general, fair-skinned people often burn and are rarely able to tan. Darker skins, with their increased melanin, have more natural protection, but no one is immune to sun damage. To find out which SPF is right for you, use the Banana Boat® brand SPF Guide.

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