Skin Tone

Skin Tone

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Caption: Photographic collage depicting four different skin tones superimposed on a visualisation of the skull. The colour of skin is determined by the amount of a photoprotective pigment called melanin. Melanin comes in two forms: pheomelanin and eumelanin. Individuals with a light complexion produce more pheomelanin and those with a dark complexion produce more eumelanin. The number and size of melanin particles vary among individuals, producing a vast range of skin tones.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomical illustration, anatomical illustrations, anatomy, body scan, body scans, collage, complexion, eumelanin, human body, illustration, illustrations, medical, medical illustrations, melanin, pheomelanin, scan, skin, skin complexion, skin complexions, skin tone, skin tones, skull, surface, tone

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