Melanin is the primary determinant of what gives color or pigment to the skin, hair, and iris of the eyes. It is also present in almost every organ of the body. Humans with dark pigmentation (referred to in many cultures as brown or black) have skin naturally rich in melanin. In this infographic we show you some of the key benefits of having darker skin in warmer climates.
Everything from the superior protection against the sun and ultraviolet radiation to the way it protects your eyes. It also shows some little known facts about how dark skin helps prevent cancer, aids in human reproduction, protects against hearing loss, and prevents wrinkles.