n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - New studies reveals skin can 'see' UV rays : sun care

Volume 39, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



Scientists believe that melanin protects the DNA in skin cells against damage from UVB rays by absorbing the incoming radiation. But the new study, which has been published in the journal Current Biology, shows that the body mounts its defense much sooner, well before it becomes apparent in the form of a tan.

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