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Nobody should ever be judged for their skin color; everyone is a slightly different color, and somehow it is what makes the world beautiful…

However, lighter skin and darker skin react differently to external factors, especially the sun.

Just like how a dark car absorbs the heat from the sun during a hot summer day, people with darker skin tones absorb the light from the sun instead of reflecting it like someone with paler skin does.

Redness due to sunburns shows up much more on whiter people but can still be visible on darker people.

Although lighter people tend to burn a lot more frequently and to a greater extent, darker-skinned people are not invincible to the sun and can still get sunburns too. ALL ethnicities need to wear sunscreen before going outside to prevent UV damage and skin cancer, something that everyone is susceptible to.

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