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Sebum — which, btw, is just a fancy word for the oil your skin produces — contains melanin, the pigment that gives your skin and hair their color.
In 2015, researchers found that the wings of the dragonfly Zenithoptera lanei, though similar in appearance to Morpho wings, get their color from waxy crystals that cover layers of the pigment melanin.
Be proud of the beautiful melanin in your skin, the gorgeous coils on your head, the amazing shape of your nose and lips, down to the little toes on your feet.
However, melanin doesn’t necessarily protect you from skin cancer, says Dr. Sourab Choudhry, board certified dermatologist at Brooklyn Dermatology.
That’s because in the absence of the optix gene, the butterfly’s scales produce melanin, a black pigment, instead of the usual chestnut coloring.
Enter melanin, the naturally occurring molecule that gives your hair and skin its distinct colors.
In response to the sun's UV rays, our cells send out protective pigment (or melanin) to naturally keep your skin from getting burned.
One characteristic of melanomas is the presence in them of particles of melanin, a dark pigment.
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