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A Blessing Named: Melanin

Updated on August 10, 2013

It is said to count your blessings...melanin is a blessing. Melanin, is a dark biological pigment; a substance that gives skin, eyes and hair its color.

Colors play an important role in our life; the natural world is filled with them. Examples of life without colors was posted by Henry Jones in Colors of life. Colors could create reactions. They are used by animals and humans for camouflage. Earth dresses seasons with them and life without colors doesn't even exist in the blindness world. Blind people use their other senses to learn...remember... they could, smell, taste, hear and feel.

Blessings Of Melanin

Melanin is an important substance for survival. The need to survive is referred as adaptation; to live with the environmental conditions (such as temperature, water, air, soil and light).

Melanin, is a blessing it helps us in:

  1. Relaxing
  2. Blood purification
  3. Oxygenating
  4. Balancing
  5. Hearing
  6. Seeing
  7. Behaviorism
  8. Memory processing
  9. Etc.

Keeping The Melanin Blessings

White hair is produced simply by not depositing melanin on the hair. We see this in animals from the arctic and we the people that are aging. When melanin is increased it is called hyperpigmentation. We need to do our stuff in order to keep the melanin blessings.

  1. Staying hydrated with water
  2. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables
  3. Taking daily vitamin supplement
  4. Having an exercising routine

Nature Adaptation

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Home Remedies

If you have melanin spots, I will suggest some home remedies when those chemical creams do not show positive effects. Always consult a dermatologist before using. Find out more information on how to use them:

  1. Wash with natural ingredients like cranberry extract and vitamin B5.
  2. Cut a lemon in half and rub the juice over.
  3. Use Aloe Vera plant lengthwise and rub its juice over the affected area.
  4. You could also benefit from Vitamin E oil by using it over the area.
  5. Make a paste of 4 almonds after soaking them in water.
  6. Apply a paste of few mint leaves.

Love Yourself

With or without yourself. Take care of your body. Live a healthy physical and spiritual life. Celebrate life taking over peace, hope and love. We are created by Jehovah who gave his son in demonstration of His love for all. And Jesus, God's son, rose from death to give us eternal life if we believe.

Martin Luther King, Jr., said:

" Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see"

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

© 2011 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Megh Brandel 5 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      I am glad that I have plenty of melanin in me by birth. :). Interesting and useful hub. :)

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      You are right rambansal, that is why I say it is a blessing; God thought of everything when He created us.

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      Ram Bansal 6 years ago from India

      The most important role of melanin in skin is to prevent harmful radiations from the Sun entering our body and damaging delicate tissues inside. Anyway, a great article, vited up and useful.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 6 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Thanks for your comments. This theme is very deep and really interesting. I am forward to learn more. Becky, I love my white hair; but I will recommend you this hub which accidentally I goggle into it:

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      Becky Katz 6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Interesting article. You didn't explain how I can get my hair melatonin back though. It is changing color fast and I don't like it. It makes me feel so old.

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      JCielo 6 years ago from England

      Super hub! I agree - love yourself. Part of that for me is taking responsibilty for my own health. Finding out all I can about what makes me tick and how to be as healthy as I can be.

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      Rika Susan 6 years ago from South Africa

      Wonderful hub, Lastheart, about a topic we often don't even think about, let alone appreciate! Thanks!

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      Greg Boudonck 6 years ago from In Nebraska After Hurricane Maria

      Another great hub! You are amazing! I love you!