do you have freckles?
December 14, 2006 9:56pm CST
Freckles are small tan spots of melanin on the skin of people with fair complexions. Having freckles is genetic and is related to the presence of the melanocortin-1 receptor MC1R gene variant. Freckling can also be triggered by long exposure to sunlight, such as suntanning. When the sun's rays penetrate the skin, they activate melanocytes which can cause freckles to become darker and more numerous, although the distribution of melanin is not the same. Fair hair such as blonde, or more commonly red hair, are usually common with the genetic factor of freckles, but none so much as fair or pale skin. -- wikipedia luckily i dont have. how bout you guys?