Melanin Poppin’ It seems where ever you turn you hear these beautiful affirmations of self-love and beauty. But you may ask what the heck really is melanin? Do you know?

Melanin is the pigment in the eyes, hair, and skin that gives us some protection from the UV rays emitted by the sun.


Melanocytes are cells that produce pigment granules in the basal layer. Damage to DNA triggers melanocyte-stimulating hormones to produce melanin. 

Melanin production is stimulated by exposure to sunlight and protects the cells below by absorbing and blocking UV radiation. Because of this, dark skin men and women who produce more melanin have more protection against harmful UV rays and sun exposure. But no matter what everyone should wear sunscreen to protect themselves from UV radiation.

melanin defintion

So you may wonder is their Real Magic in Melanin?

The sperm of the male and the egg of the woman both are layered with melanin. So when the sperm penetrates the egg, there is a melanin explosion. This helps to formulate the fetus. This fetus is literally coated with this melanin substance. It then begins to form the brain and the central nervous system.

What does this mean? This shows that every human being begins with a melanin explosion. Even the eye of an embryo you will see the eye is black. Melanin is pure magic!

So the next time you talk about your Melanin you now have the knowledge and a true understanding of what it truly is.


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