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Q: How does melanin help protect us from the sun?
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How does Melanin protect us from the sun?

Melanin is a pigment that affects your skin to keep it the color it is. Melanin is brown. The more melanin in the skin, the darker the colour of the skin is. Melanin helps the skin by protecting it from the UV rays of the sun. Albinos are prone to a variety of skin diseases.Melanin are the cells in our skin that are colored. They are the color pigmentation that we have. The larger and closer together the cells are, the darker the skin color. When your talking about Hw, you are most likely talking about physics.

How does wearing sun glasses help us in the sun?

it protect us from sun. it helps us to not get a sun in our face so it can not get burned

Why did god make us black?

There is a lot of sun where black people originate. The black coloring is caused by a pigment called melanin which helps protect skin from intense sun.

Can people with darker skin spend more time in the sun and why?

Yes they can. People with darker skin can stay in the sun for longer because they have a higher amount of Melanin. Melanin protects us from the harmful UV rays of the sun. :)

How do the sun rays protect us from cosmic radiation?

Sun rays do not protect us. the ozone layer protects us.

Why do African people have darker skin?

African People have darker skin because they have a higher amount of Melanin. Staying in the sun for long periods of time produces more Melanin. Melanin protects us from UV rays.

What is ozone and how does it help from protecting us from ultraviolet?

Ozone is the triatomic form of oxygen. It helps to protect us from sun's har,ful ultraviolet radiations.

What causes freckles and pigment moles?

The Sun! Freckles are a way our skin tells us: "Hey, I'm getting damaged by the sun!" What is happening is that the pigment producing cells in the skin, called melanocytes feed melanin to the keratinocytes, the normal skin cells that form the outer barrier of our skin to protect us. It keeps the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. When the melanocytes in the skin get damaged by the sun, we produce freckles which are abnormal collections of melanin pigment, packaged in a different way than a normal melanin pigment is packaged. They sit on the top layer of our skin which is called the epidermis.

What gives your skin its color?

Melanin The amount of melanin you have in your skin is determined by your genes- it is a genetic trait you were born with inherited from your mom and dad. The sun makes skin get darker. In addition- The sun's UV rays are absorbed by melanin in varying concentrations resulting in different skin colors/freckles/tans etc.... The lighter a person's natural skin color, the less melanin the skin has to absorb UV and protect itself. The darker a person's natural skin color, the more melanin the skin has to protect itself.

How do sunhats protect us from the sun?

Your kidding with this right?

Does the thermosphere protect us from ultraviolet radiation from the sun?


How does sun cream protect us?

It Absorbs UV Radiation