Why do we have different skin color?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Skin only comes in one color: beige/brown. It is only a question of how light or dark, along with some minor variants such as blush or sallow. Albinos are an exception because they have no coloration.

    Although genetics play a role, skin tone is largely an adaptive mechanism to cope with environment. Melanin is the primary determinant of skin tone and deepens in reaction to sunlight to counteract the effects of ultraviolet rays. Hence, people from equatorial regions are generally darker, while those living near the poles are lighter.

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What Guys Said 6

  • Evolution adapted the skin tone to cope with the environment they were living in.

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  • Maybe due to evolution in different parts of the world

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  • Because melanin.

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  • Because of evolution.

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  • Want a scientific answer? Pigments in the skin. Basically, the more of the pigment melanin you have, the darker skin you have.

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    • so you mean, white men have less pigment melanin?

    • Yup. Different races have different amount of the pigment. Guy on top nailed it, but you could check out things like Wikipedia to learn more.

What Girls Said 2

  • As our ancestors migrated farther and closer from the equator their skin adapted to the climate. also because of sexual reproduction. for example, when an interracial couple has a child;white woman and a black man. For instance, blacks like me the hotter it was in Africa they got darker.

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  • Because of species diversity and evolution. Dark skin is better for environment with harsh sun that's why people in African have dark skin. As people with white skin didn't need sun resistant skin to survive in their environment.
    Those who are brown have an excess d the pigment melanin. I forget what the name of the pigment is that makes other people flesh colored

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