We think little marks on our bodies make us unique – but it seems that there could be one in particular that many women share.
A post on Twitter showed a selection of women showing the freckle in the middle of their wrist.
The poster Aaryn Whitley askd ‘ladies….. u got a freckle on the middle of ur wrist or is this a myth lmao.’
And once it went viral, thousands of others shared their own freckle too.
No one seems to be sure of the science behind it – but there certainly are a lot of people with the freckle.
A freckle is an usually high deposit of melanin at one spot in the skin – so it seems like our bodies are depositing our melanin in one place, around the middle of our wrists.
Exposure to the sun activates the production of more melanin, which can cause freckles to be darker. Areas like the wrist are often exposed to sunlight as even with long sleeves, our wrists are not always covered.
Most women who posted a picture were shocked that it was true for so many people.
Some people have lots more freckles than others but pointed out that there was one that was darker than the others in and around the same place as everyone else.
One person said: ‘I was like “nah” but apparently I keep my wrist freckle under my watch.’
‘I was like haaaa not me. Then I looked at my left wrist,’ another said.
‘I’ve had this single dark ass freckle on my wrist since I was a child and I’m very shook to see so many people with one as well like?????,’ another person added.
There were a few people who said they didn’t have one, and a few men who said they had one too but most of the people replied with their own wrist freckle.
Bodies are weird.
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