Twitter user Aaryn Whitely has gone viral for her claim that every woman has the same freckle in the center of their wrist
And now women everywhere are sharing their own freckle photos
Freckles are made from tiny clusters of concentrated melanized cells in the basal area of the skin’s epidermis. When exposed to sunlight they can become darker and more visible, as the ultraviolet light (UV-B radiation) activates pigment-producing melanocytes to produce more melanin. This is the reason why freckles sometimes fade in the winter and darken in the summer.
Some of them were a little off center
Others had perhaps more than one freckle but upon closer inspection
Still had that distinct center freckle that stood out
Some found that theirs were hiding on the inside of their wrist
These girls posted a group pic to show freckle unity
The facts behind the wrist freckle phenomenon is unknown, but speculation is that it could be due to where we are most likely to develop freckles on the whole. The face, hands, and upper arms are the parts of the body most frequently exposed to ultraviolet radiation. So, in general, these areas are more freckly than others. As for the wrist, it is extremely visible daily, even more so than the face!