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Observation of skin
What can your skin tell you?
|Color||Melanin, hemoglobin, and carotene|
|Melanin||is the main skin pigment produced by melanocytes.|
|Hemoglobin||the pigment that carries oxygen in red blood cells.|
|Carotene||is a skin pigment obtained from carrots.|
|Bile pigments||a yellowish skin discoloration may be caused by excessive amounts of bile pigments.|