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Melanin is a substance that our skins produces when it is exposed to sun in order to protect us and avoid the damage of our skin cells, but on the hand it's very bad cause if the quantity of melanin increase more than the extent it should be, it will cause us what we call: sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, malesma; so that's why we should just go out in moderate sun to avoid sun damage and keep our skin looking younger.

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