Present in all plants, humans, and animals, is a dark biochrome ‘melanin’, the pigment responsible for the color of our hair, eyes, and skin.
It is produced through some chemical processes, which gives rise to different kinds of melanin. This little pigment does not only define the color of our bodies but depending on its amount, melanin also protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun, and skin with more melanin has a better ability to absorb heat.
Be it white, light, or shades of brown and black, all humans are beautiful the way they are. Over the years, racial discrimination has affected humans, especially women, in feeling low about their skin type. However, women today are raising their voices through racial activism, to promote self-care and love of skin.
Black or brown, light or white, every person deserves equal love, care, and respect. You must appreciate and celebrate your skin type and body. Recognize the beauty within you with our best melanin quotes.
Melanin Beauty Quotes
Melanin beauty means a woman who has a black skin tone, lives colorful life and sees black as a symbol of great power. The black of your skin makes you powerful. Check out these awesome quotes that talk about the power of melanin.
1.“Your beauty will be in shades of melanin and light.”
-R. YS Perez, ‘I Hope You Fall in Love: Poetry Collection.’
2.”If you’re thinking you’re beautiful, you can pass it off to someone else.”
3.“Team Light Skin? No. Team Dark Skin? No. Team Brown Skin? No. TEAM MELANIN… Black Women and Black Girls are Exquisite Beauty in EVERY Shade.”
4.“Black women were created of brown sugar and warm honey. The sweetest thing to bless the earth. Be wary of anyone who tells you otherwise.”
5.”The black skin is not a badge of shame but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.”
6.”Phenomenal woman, that’s me! ”
7.“Our melanin will always make us marvelous… Just imagine what that sea of sisterhood would look like. Magic!”
8.”I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.”
9.”We aren’t beautiful in spite of our Blackness, we are beautiful because of it. So don’t dare try to give the credit to anything else.”
10.”Beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin.”
Melanin Skin Quotes
Fun Fact: some studies show that melanin helps develop the human brain and body in undefined ways. So melanin makes you look amazing and smarter! Here are quotes lovely about melanin skin.
11.“I look at my skin and it is glowing with constellations of ancestors. I ask them about escape and freedom and listen for revelation.”
-Junauda Petrus, ‘The Stars and the Blackness Between Them’.
12.“Dear Exquisite Black Queen… No matter what shade of MELANIN you are, know that your skin tone is brilliant. You, my Queen, are phenomenally made!”
13.“There is a lot of pressure on women to conform to a certain image – shadeism itself is another manifestation of that.”
-Sharon Hurley Hall, ‘Exploring Shadeism.’
14.”Glamour is about feeling good in your own skin. ”
15.“I am not my hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within.”
16.“Respect the Complexion!”
17.”One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.”
-Franklin A. Thomas.
18. “Stop comparing skin tones. Who cares if your skin is lighter or darker than the person standing next to you? Change can only happen once you can truthfully look in the mirror and love that Deep Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mocha, or Caramel complexion.”
19.“I cannot run away from who I am and my complexion or the larger society, and how they may view that.”
20.”God made me this way so I have to be happy with who I am. And it’s a journey. And I embrace my brown skin sisters. I love them and I hope that they embrace me.”
Melanin Poppin Quotes
‘Melanin Queen’, ‘Black Queen’, ‘Melanin Poppin’ are trending taglines or phrases used by women who are dark-skinned women who empower people to feel beautiful and acknowledge their skin tone. Find appreciative quotes on melanin here.
21.“Melanin Poppin’ and No Worries!”
22.“I am dripping melanin and honey. I am black without apology.”
23.“Like all readers, I want my limits to be drawn by my own sensibilities, not by my melanin count.”
24.“Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty. My Lord, she’s a black woman.”
–Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan.
25.”Black excellence, opulence, decadence.”
26.”The world wants to define me by my mammary glands and melanin. It is just fascinating that Michael Mann has never been asked what it is like to be a white male filmmaker.”
27.”That bubble of doubt within? It’s time to stick a pin in it. And wear your dark and lovely face with a grin on it.”
-Princess Latifah, ‘Pretty For a Dark Skin?’
28.“Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.”
29.”You have to make melanin while the sun shines.”
— Kim Harrison.
30.”Their skin drips the melanin, it absorbs the sun rays too, their hairs are graciously curly, aren’t they magical human beings? At times I get jealous of them because, ‘black is beautiful’. The always makes my head turn!
-C. Vais Hnawi Rao.
Incredible Melanin Quotes
“Your beauty will be in shades of melanin and light” – R. YS Perez
“Melanin Poppin’ and No Worries!” – Stephanie Lahart
“Our melanin will always make us marvellous…
Just imagine what that sea of sisterhood would look like Magic!” – Alexandra Elle
“Respect the Complexion!” – Stephanie Lahart
“There is a lot of pressure on women to conform to a certain image – shadeism itself is another manifestation of that” – Sharon Hurley Hall
“The sun shines through my cryptic curls
&makes my soul glow too
my baby girls giggle as their fingers brush through my afro in awe
have I not seen these full lips for years,
never thinking about this melanin masterpiece” – Xayaat Muhummed
“The Black skin is not a badge of shame but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness” – Marcus Garvey
“Our melanin will always make us marvellous… Just imagine what that sea of sisterhood would look like Magic!” – Alexandra Elle
“Racial superiority is a mere figment of the imagination” – Unknown
“Melanin is an incomparable beauty. From the lightest to the darkest skin tone, Black women and Black girls are exquisite beauty in every shade. Yes, Black females have that special something that just can’t be ignored. We are Melanin Queens, beautifully created! Respect the complexion” – Stephanie Lahart
“I am dripping melanin and honey. I am black without apology” – Upile
“Melanin is the most ancient and worldwide pigment in living organisms. The very thing that colours the bark on trees brown and the soil of the earth. It dwells in your very essence” – Unknown
“Their skin drips the melanin, it absorbs the sun rays too, their hairs are graciously curly, aren’t they magical human beings? At times I get jealous of them because ‘black is beautiful’. The always makes my head turn!” – C. Vais Hnawi Rao
“Accept it… Black women are beautiful, pretty, gorgeous, appealing, elegant, attractive, lovely, stunning, and exquisite” – Stephanie Lahart
“Black girl magic means we can do anything we want. We are natural-born leaders, and we persevere through everything and when somebody says ‘No’ we smile and keep it moving” – Tiki Sumpter
“Like all readers, I want my limits to be drawn by my own sensibilities, not by my melanin count” – Zadie Smith
“One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings” – Franklin A. Thomas
“My melanin is powerful. It threatens the ignorant, challenges the misinformed. My articulation intimidates. It demands to respect the moment I speak. You understand me clearly and with all that all I’ve ever had to be, was black…” – Nii Lee Cyrus
“Stop comparing skin tones. Who cares if your skin is lighter or darker than the person standing next to you? Change can only happen once you can truthfully look in the mirror and love that Deep Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mocha, or Caramel complexion” – Alicia D. Love
“…Beauty shouldn’t be defined by whether you wear the Deepest Deep Foundation (like me!) or the Translucent one. It’s all about confidence in your own skin and in your beauty. It’s corny, but it’s true” – Jayne Mandat
“Black Girls and Black Women… Respect the Complexion! Our skin tones are exquisitely beautiful in EVERY shade!” – Stephanie Lahart