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Is your friend also Ginger?
as an arizona native i have thought about why people say that the sun causes freckles.. i was wondering if this is really true, and if it is does it have any purpose? or is it just a reaction our skin has to uv rays (or something else?) is there any evolutionary advantage to this?becca
This is a great question Becca !..I haven't an answer for you though ! ...and would like to extend warm greetings to you.I have freckles...as does my daughter...and when I was 7..I unfortunately became terribly sun burnt on both my arms......upon healing I was left with very freckly arms !..not the whole arm...just the top bit from the elbow to the wrist............When the sun is very strong I do find that the freckles seem more prominent.Lets hope a passing freckle sun expert passes by and answers.neil<font size="1"><font color="blue"> Men are the same as women, just inside out !</font id="blue"></font id="size1">
I'am passing by but I am not your expert.I offer my simple opinion (I like simplicity).Freckles seem to be common in white skinned people (red hair, blonde)that never get a proper suntan but tend to 'burn'. Most of the melanin available is in the freckle themselves, so freckles get a tan...and the rest burns.By gradual and prolonged exposure to UV rays some people get a nice protecting suntan and much more tanned freckles.I knew it like this.byeikodo you want an expert opinion? Here is one out of...thousands!http://www.bighealth.net/cosmetics/skin/freckles.htm
Thank you, Mrs. Garrison. [reads] My speech is entitled "Ginger Kids: Children with red hair, light skin, and freckles." [Stan and Kyle glance at each other] We've all seen them - on the playground, at the store, walking on the streets - they creep us out and make us feel sick to our stomachs. I'm talking of course about... ginger kids. [cues up his pics. A red-headed boy appears] Aww sick! Gross! Ginger kids are born with a disease which causes very light skin, red hair, and freckles. [next picture is of a girl licking her triple-scoop ice-cream cone] Aw, nasty! Yuck! [returns to his paper] This disease is called Gingervitus, and it occurs because ginger kids have no souls
Kids who have gingervitus cannot be cured. [another redheaded girls pops up] Ah sick! [another redhead] Gross! [another redhead] Yeck! [returns to his paper] Because their skin is so light, ginger kids must avoid the sun. Not unlike... [a picture of a vampire with a full moon and bats behind him pops up] vampires.