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Study: Total body tan is impossible

August 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study in the Experimental Dermatology journal showed that sunbathing in the nude could be a waste of time because it is difficult to get a total body tan. Researchers said a person's derriere does not tan as easily as other parts of the body because it has less melanin, which is what produces skin color.

Scientists said if a person's backside turns red, then it may actually be sunburn and will likely never turn a tan color.