Skin Pigmentation


Lots More Information

Related HowStuffWorks Articles

Sources:

  • American Academy of Dermatology. "Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color." (Accessed 8/10/09)http://www.aad.org/media/background/news/Releases/Dermatologists_Shed_Light_on_Common_Pigmentation_P/
  • American Vitiligo Research Foundation. "Vitiligo Signs and Symptoms." (Accessed 7/30/09)http://www.avrf.org/facts/signs.htm
  • Cleveland Clinic. "Abnormal Skin Pigmentation." (Accessed 8/10/09)http://my.clevelandclinic.org/healthy_living/skin_care/hic_abnormal_pigmentation.aspx
  • Dreifus, Claudia. "A Conversation With Nina G. Jablonski: Always Revealing, Human Skin Is an Anthropologist's Map." New York Times. January 9, 2007. (Accessed 8/10/09)http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/09/science/09conv.html
  • Gadsby, Patricia. "The Inuit Paradox: How Can People Who Gorge on Fat and Rarely See a Vegetable Be Healthier Than We Are?" Discover. October 1, 2004. (Accessed 8/10/09)http://discovermagazine.com/2004/oct/inuit-paradox
  • Mayo Clinic. "Skin Cancer." (Accessed 8/10/09)http://mayoclinic.com/health/skin-cancer/DS00190
  • MedicineNet. "Definition of Melanin." (Accessed 8/9/09)http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4340
  • Mighall, Robert. "A History of Tanning." The Times. April 25, 2008. (Accessed 8/10/09)http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article3814579.ece
  • National Geographic. "Skin: The Body's Protective Cover." (Accessed 8/10/09)http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/skin-article.html
  • National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements. "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D." (Accessed 8/10/09)http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitamind.asp
  • University of Maryland Medical Center. "Anatomy of the Skin" (Accessed 8/9/09)http://www.umm.edu/dermatology-info/anatomy.htm
  • USA Today. "Your Health: Skin Color Matters in the Vitamin D Debate." (Accessed 8/10/09)http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/painter/2009-04-19-your-health_N.htm
  • Webster's Online Dictionary. "Melanin" (Accessed 8/10/09)http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/ME/MELANIN.html
  • YourSkinDoctor. "Hyperpigmentation" (Accessed 8/9/09)http://www.yourskindoctor.com/hyperpigmentation.html