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Factors for having a dark skin
by: Shirley narra
Addison's disease -disorder in which the adrenal glands fail to produce adequate steroid hormones. The primary cause remains unidentified, but the condition is sometimes a complication of tuberculosis, cancer, pituitary disease, or prolonged use of steroid drugs such as cortisone.
Hyperpigmentation - the darkening of skin that occurs because too much melanin is being deposited in the epidermis or because the skin is generating huge numbers of melanocytes.

Systemic Lupus erythematosus, or often referred to just as lupus - an autoimmune syndrome in which the body's immune system mounts an attack against different organs.

Excessive sun exposure- the most common cause of skin darkening. Skinís reaction to the heat of the sun is responsible for the melanin reproduction of the skin.

Oral contraceptives -sometimes cause the skin of a woman's face to darken, usually in a characteristic butterfly pattern.