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What skin disorder is defined by a lack of melanin? Explain the role of melanin in skin color and protection.



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This question is part of Prep for NJ SB Skin Care Exam
Asked by Nicolez, Last updated: Aug 09, 2018

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Nicolez

Answered on Aug 09, 2018

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Skin color is largely determined by the number of melanocytes in a persons skin, which produce melanin--increased melanin means darker skin. Melanin protects skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun, so sun exposure causes melanocytes to increase melanin production. Albinism occurs when the skin fails to produce melanin.
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