Analyzing the genes that determine hair colour can shed light on other conditions that are affected by melanin production, like vitiligo.
The study reveals changes in the functions of melanin over 500 million years.
Even as skin-whitening products rebrand, they are still selling racism under the guise of wellness and youth.
Some of the false claims about coronavirus may be harmless. But others can be potentially dangerous.
The long history of racist beauty standards alone cannot explain the ongoing global use of harmful skin lighteners.
Exposure to the sun every other day produces more skin pigment than sunbathing every day – but protection is still vital.
UV ratings indicate risk of skin damage – but they’re based on pale skin. New wrist bands designed for six different tones of skin provide a more personalised way to track safe UV exposure.