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Tans — even from a new drug — aren't the way to prevent skin cancer

He media had fun reporting on a new tanning drug that causes the skin to darken in much the same way that the sun does. Headlines told us that “Scientists have created a safe sun-free tan,” proclaimed “Suntans for all,” and predicted “Tanning drug could prevent skin cancer.” The science is interesting. But what it means for sun-loving humans remains to be seen.

Last month, a team of Boston-based researchers reported  that applying a compound called topical salt-inducible kinase (SIK) inhibitor to skin cells stimulated them to produce melanin, the pigment that determines skin color and provides some protection against cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation. The team had previously used this technique to give mice a tan and now has successfully used it in human skin cells .

This work may prove helpful for people born with little or no natural melanin, such as redheads, since melanin has a sun protection factor (SPF) of about 3 to 4. But a boost that small may not be meaningful for the rest of us. It also pales in comparison to current recommendations to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Does anyone know of something that will bleach skin that is not so expensive and where it can be purchased?

I have vitiligo and I would like to make some places lighter because it is less than trying to use sunless tanning on the white places. Thank you for your help. I would like for it not to bother me but it does. If you have any other ideas I would appreciate


Olay has a whitening cream that works really nicely. I tried it and brightened up my dark spots on my face. If you want to do it naturally, use lemons. I heard it contains acid that lead to lighter skin, but moisturize afterwards because, it can cause


Olay has a whitening cream that works really nicely. I tried it and brightened up my dark spots on my face. If you want to do it naturally, use lemons. I heard it contains acid that lead to lighter skin, but moisturize afterwards because, it can cause

what can i do?

i have psorasis, but since that is cleared up, now i need to worry about my horrible case of vitiligo. it makes all of these white spots on your skin all over your body. i just got back from the dermatologist, and he said that i had to take this medicine


Keep using Neutrogena and do not touch clearasil. Neutrogena specializes in Eczema, which is what I have, and Psorasis. I've used pro-topic and it does help your skin get better and it does take awhile for it to get better. So you should use the Neutrogena


do as the doctor said


Keep using Neutrogena and do not touch clearasil. Neutrogena specializes in Eczema, which is what I have, and Psorasis. I've used pro-topic and it does help your skin get better and it does take awhile for it to get better. So you should use the Neutrogena