Our skin is always on show so it is one aspect many of us are conscious of. Sometimes, the skin can develop conditions such as skin tags and pigmentation. Skin tags are small flesh-coloured or brown growths that hang off the skin and look a bit like warts. They’re very common and harmless. Pigmentation is another condition. Your skin gets its colour from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin.