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Melanin, Hemoglobin, & Carotene
most responsible for the skin color of dark-skinned people
provides an orange cast to the skin
provides a natural sunscreen
most responsible for the skin color of caucasians
phagocytized by keratinocytes
found predominantly in the stratum corneum
found within red blood cells in the blood vessels
Fat in this tissue later beneath the dermis helps to insulate the body
vitamin manufactured in the skin
loss of these causes wrinkling of the skin
a decubitus ulcer results when skin cells are deprived of this