i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
I basically trust anything that comes from Cleveland clinic. Especially after spending lengthy periods of time there. It is actually where I heard about my favorite salad. Kale, spinach, wild rice, cucumber, pomegranate (mandarin oranges are good too) chicken, slivered almonds and half a lemon squeezed over the top.
💶What was in my pockets last night. 💷About $2000 #dominicanpeso = $45 USdollar. 💵I’ll definitely be back in June. I really fell in 💛 with DR. #keepsakes #souvenirs #WhereToNextInTheCaribbean & I can’t do a “i miss DR” post right now. I have to wait a bit that’s too much to think about right now. #BackToReality #Finals 👤🔫 (en Rio Piedras Urb. Santa Rita)