I know this may sound strange but what ethnicities of course African Americans have the darkest skin of any race but just curious what ethnic groups are more likely to tan rather than sunburn..and what ethnic groups tend to sunburn mostly? It sounds stupid but let me explain in detail, Hispanics and Latinos-Brazilians,Mexicans,Cubans,Dominican,Puerto Ricans,are they more likely to produce a natural tan rather than their skin burning? southern mediterraneans like italians,greeks,etc. Are their skin more likely to tan rather burn because they are from Southern Europe,I know race may not be the biggest factor on how light or dark your skin really is but I am just curious, and for Asians,Hawaiians,Filipinos is their skin capable of getting brown or just an olive color? And as for Australians Aborigines I hear they can get really dark, well what about Australian white people in general is their skin like very olive or can get naturally tanned? I ask this because Austraila is in the Southern Hemisphere. Ok So can someone break this human ethnic skin color down for me in detail? If you don't mind.
It's all about melanin concentration and regional evolution of humans. People have adapted (over millenia) to more direct solar exposure living in the equatorial regions. The result of this adaptation is a higher concentration of melanin in the skin, or its "color". Melanin is the substance our body produces that is used as a defense against solar radiation.
Well I'm Dutch, English, Irish and German, so you'd think I'd be pale- but I have a spark of Spanish blood, and somehow my skin tanned naturally. I do tan easier. Usually pale skins sunburn more, and darker skins tan more.
People with olive skin tend to tan however, all can suffer a sun burn if not conditioned to the intensity of the sun in a region.
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I have never put on sunscreen, and i have never burned ^__^
Hispanics, latinos, mexicans, puerto ricans and that's all I can think of