Hi. I’m a white person who’s been a lot of places, but every where I go where there are black people, a small percentage of them have–for lack of a better description–tiny sparkles in their skin! I don’t mean a tan, or glistening sweat, or any kind of sun radiation. It’s hard to describe, but it is a FACT. Some darker skinned (and some golden skinned) black people have sparkles in their melanin. I looked under a magnifying glass. And it’s just some, and usually they have dark skin. I tried to study up on this, and found a bit, but not much. I was just curious … It’s quite pretty, but you have to look for it to notice it; does it have something to do with trace metals in the system? Just trying to figure it out … Is it prismatic, reflective eye tricks, what?
Related questions, casting a wide net looking to answer this question for someone myself as a mini-Cecil:
Is melanin resistant to radiation? I was reading about the mushrooms at Chernobyl (a good number of articles): they exist and thrive, but nothing else does–but they sucked up the black and brown melanin from the ground to do it. Thriving, but radioactive, black mushrooms. Are they as edible as Beyonce? The white mushrooms died. There was another article on using these ‘melanized mushroom’ particles to make a UV-protective space suit, or a synthetic variant of this for coating a space suit in the future (Russians …). Know anything about it? It’s organic, right? Is this why George Clinton is always talking about the ‘Mother Ship’? Mainly, though, I want to know what causes the sparkles, which are noticeable mostly after the skin is activated by the sun. I know melanin migrates and is an active molecule, and I know it is spectrally-based and responds to ‘energies’ just like photosynthesis. As a matter of fact, the mushrooms took on the earth-melanin (and God made man from the mud; from dust thou art …) as away to survive, as a form of nutritional energy. And I DO know black people feel weaker in cloudy climates that other people do … Any answers AT all? I know it sound sci-fi but it’s a fact, I just don’t understand the science enough, and this was the only place I think I’ll find a real answer, Cecil. Maybe a dermatologist in Senegal or something?