Any summer day on our kitespot, it is frequent to see kiter fellows and colleagues, often, without a t-shirt, a neoprene or a lycra, only with shorts and not even a helmet or a hat.
It is well known the negative effects that UV and other harmful sun rays can have over our skin.
Kitesurfing in Mallorca supposes an extraordinary sun exposition. We should preferably wear a lycra and a hat and don’t let our skin exposed to the sun but by short time periods.
How do we get sun tanned
Melanin is the pigment of human skin, which is responsible of colour of the eyes and hair, but melanin has other effect in our bodies, by instance when we are tanning, this is the result of an increased melanin production.
Though the excess of sun exposure may leave your skin badly damaged and with the years you may suffer a melanoma or have your skin with the same texture as a crocodile’s skin.