So there is much hype via social media about #melanin or #teammelanin #melaningoddess or #gotmelanin…
Yes the one quality that all people of color share, the actual thing responsible for our skin pigmentation is actual ‘on trend’ in the social media world. But I personally believe it’s always on trend.
So, let’s break down what melanin actually is. According to news-medicine.net melanin is ‘Melanin is a complex polymer derived from the amino acid tyrosine. Melanin is responsible for determining skin and hair color and is present in the skin to varying degrees, depending on how much a population has been exposed to the sun historically.’
Here are a few of the many benefits of having melanin enriched skin:
Protection from UV rays: The high presence of melanin increases protection from the sun’s UV rays. Exposure to the sun can potentially age you prematurely. With melanin enriched skin you have the ability to withstand the potentially harmful effects of the sun’s ultra violet rays.
Youthful looking skin: This might be one of the most popular benefits of having a darker complexion. It is quite obvious that melanin helps to maintain a more youthful look. The increased melanin protects those who have it from short-term damage from the sun, as well as the long-term signs of aging, such as age spots, deep wrinkles and rough texture.
These are just a few of the most popular health benefits of melanin. As you can tell from the above information melanin can operate as a built in anti aging serum. There are even synthetic melanin products available, to help those who’s bodies produce less reap the benefits of it.