If you’re really white, you may find it difficult to tan. That’s because your skin doesn’t have much melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its colour. Melanin also helps to protect the skin from damage by UV rays. If you want to tan, you can try using a self-tanning product, spending time in the sun, or going on a sunbed. Remember to use sunscreen though, as you’re more likely to burn if you have little melanin in your skin.