we’re reminded that darker colors absorb more than lighter colors. Therefore, we see where on these peoples’ faces their skin absorbs more UV light and where it doesn’t (where dark spots appear). Those spots show where our skin is being affected by the sun. As UV rays pass through our skin’s layers they can eventually encounter melanin in the epidermis, the inner layer of our skin. It is the melanin that scatters the UV rays before any harm can come to our DNA.