Skin pigmentation

Skin pigmentation, Melanin in our bodies gives our skin its color. Depending on the amount of melanin that is created within you, your skin...
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Skin pigmentation

Skin pigmentation, Melanin in our bodies gives our skin its color. Depending on the amount of melanin that is created within you, your skin tone will differ from light to dark normally. Specific cells in the skin called melanocytes make melanin and when these cells are unhealthy or damaged it affects the production process of melanin in our bodies. Either too much or too little melanin will cause skin pigmentation disorders making the skin look lighter, darker, blotchy or discolored. While some pigmentation disorders affect only small patches of skin others can spread over to the entire body. Some of the causes include