HUMAN SKIN COLORS
Defining the right skin tones is for many people a challenging tasks. We give you help and information, how to choose the right color for your skin. Around the world we find a lot of different skin color tones from all kind of ethnic groups. We have looked into a few thousand skin color data and found a beautiful math behind the skin colors of the world.
What makes a skin color?
Understanding why we have so much different skin shades, we have to go under the skin and look how our colors are created. It is not so difficult as it seems, if you don't have the right informations.
We have in our skin a natural pigment called Melanin. This pigments are created in special melanocytes cells in the human epidermis and they are responsible for all skin tones you will find in this world.
Our body creates two different types of melanin pigments in the melanocyte. The skin creates Pheomelanin which is responsible for the skin undertone and Eumelanin for the darkness of the human skin.
Only this 2 types of Melanin types bring forth our human skin color.
HUMAN SKIN COLOR
The human skin color is a combination of this two melanin concentrations.