Blue veins or green veins? Fashion magazines make it sound so easy, but what do you really know about your skin tone?
True. The average person has about 300 million skin cells, which adds up to about 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) of skin.
Melanocytes make melanin. Apply sunscreen and go to the next question to get deeper into melanin's purpose.
Melanin determines the pigment of your skin, and also causes freckles and suntans.
The Fitzpatrick scale classifies six different skin colors. The lightest is type I and the darkest is type VI.
The six skin tone categories are light, fair, medium, olive, brown and black. Dark is not a skin tone.
People with cool skin tones have veins that appear blue, while those with warm skin tones have veins that look green.
People with type I skin pigmentation have light, pale skin and may have freckles. Other skin types are less likely to get freckles.
People with types I, II or III skin tones have a higher risk of developing skin cancers than people with types IV, V and VI.
True. People with fair skin have fewer melanocytes and produce less melanin.
People born with albinism have extremely pale skin, light-colored hair and light-colored eyes.