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'''Human skin tone''' can range from very dark to nearly colorless (appearing pinkish white due to the blood in the skin) in different [[homo sapiens|people]]. Skin tone is determined by the amount and type of the pigment [[melanin]] in the skin. On average, women have slightly lighter skin than men.
In general, people with ancestors from [[sunlight|sunny]] regions have darker [[skin]] than people with ancestors from regions with less sunlight. However, this is complicated by the fact that there are people with ancestors from both sunny and less sunny regions, and whose skin coloring may have any shade of the spectrum of possible tones.
== Sắc tố Melanin và gen ==