Melanin is the pigment inside skin cells. melanocytes produce melanin of which there are two types; pheomelanin (red) and eumelanin (very dark brown). it can get very complex, but those are the basics
Lizzy the guru - the above is correct, but to add a little more, these melanocyte cells have prominent characteristics or traits (known as phenotypes).
We understand these traits ensure their responsibility for our skin and hair's pigmentation allowing enough melanin production to provide protection from damage by ultraviolet radiation (sunlight).
As we continue to study the role of melanin and pigmentation, it is hoped that skin biology will lead us to understand skin diseases, particularly skin cancer.
The skin will wrinkle because your skin is made up of two layers. The outer layer is called the epidermis and the lower level is the dermis. The outer layer (epidermis) produces an oily substance called sebum. You can see this substance when you touch a window or mirror and your "oily" fingerprint is left there. One job sebum does is it keeps water out of your skin-a job that it does very well. However, after long periods of time in a swimming pool, shower, or bathtub, much of the sebum is washed off and your outer layer of skin starts to absorb water. As it absorbs water it swells, but since the epidermis is "tied" down to your dermis in certain spots, it expands more where it is not "tied" down and this causes your skin to wrinkle. The difference between your skin and a raisin is that raisins wrinkle because they shrink, but your skin wrinkles because it is getting bigger. Once you get out of the pool or tub, the water that your skin absorbed will evaporate, your skin will return to its usual size, and you body will produce more sebum. Your fingers and toes will be back to normal in no time.
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nutmeg n honey apply 2-3 times a day Clobetasol Propionate Cream, 0.05%. It diminishes the scaly scars, and is available by prescription. Use the membrane from eggshells to tape over the scars to diminish them.
Skin is one of the largest organs of the body. It is recognized as an organ because it consists of several types of tissues that function together. Skin has many jobs. It filters out good bacteria from bad bacteria and produces hair.