Word! Melanin

Word! Melanin

Melanin

(En español: Melanina)

Say: mel-uh-nun

Ever wonder where your skin gets its color? It comes from the magic "m" word: melanin! This natural pigment is what gives your skin its special hue. The darker your skin, the more melanin you have.





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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