Summer is almost here!  While we in Colorado should use sun protection year round, due to the altitude and our storied 300 days of sunshine, it is particularly important during the long summer days. While American culture says that a tan equals healthy, there is no such thing as a healthy tan! The increase in skin pigment, called melanin, which causes the color change in your skin is a sign of damage. Once skin is exposed to UV radiation, it increases the production of melanin in an attempt to protect the skin from further damage. Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays can do lasting damage. They penetrate... Read More