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Why do Asians have yellow tint skin?

Zach Chandler

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Zach Chandler on August 27, 2019

The color of the skin depends on two things: first, the amount of melanin produced and secondly the thickness of the skin. Now, the first part is mostly genetic, melanin production depends on active genes (and the amount of melanocytes). Asians have more melanin than Caucasian people, but less than African people, thus their skin color is darker than Caucasian but lighter than that of Africans. This is genetically preferable skin color for people living in Asia, because it gives a natural protection against the sun's UV rays (in respect to the amount). Now the thickness of the skin, is also somewhat genetic, but also is a factor of minor importance in this case. The short version is that it is evolutionary preferable to Asians because of their life of the region. (So once again it is location, location, location") This is an example of natural selection in action.


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