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Melanin: The Skin Pigment That Causes Dark Spots and Gives Skin Color

By Dr. Leslie Baumann on Jul 30, 2023

Skin Color is predominately determined by the amounts of two types of melanin: eumelanin and pheomelanin. This blog explains how melanin is made, types of melanin, how melanin is made, and how skin lighteners work to reduce melanin and lighten skin. This will help you understand how skin lighteners work.

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