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Hailie's skin didn’t have time to develop the pigmentation in the later stages of Cheri’s pregnancy, so her skin appeared transparent and her brain was clearly visible.
However, eating excessive amounts of beta-carotene rich foods like carrots can cause a harmless condition called carotenemia, which is characterized by yellow pigmentation of the skin.
To explain this, another theory suggests that skin pigmentation could have been under the influence of diet, when early farmers suffered from a lack of vitamin D their hunter-gatherer ancestors once got from fish and animal foods.
The spice commonly found in a variety of foods leaves your teeth with a yellow or orange pigmentation.
Peacock feathers are renowned for their distinctive metallic shimmer, but few realize these hues are produced by tiny structures that scatter light, rather than pigmentation.
However, in the clip below, Deanna uses two different shades—a light one and a dark one—to enhance her pigmentation.
There may be other factors that are causing lower skin pigmentation over time in the last 10,000 years.
Research has shown that fair skin pigmentation — long considered a defining feature of Europe — only goes back less than 6,000 years.
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Definition of pigmentation for English Language Learners
: the natural coloring of people, animals, or plants
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