There is a new drug that will "tan" your skin without exposing you to damaging UV rays.
The drug, which is rubbed onto the skin, creates a chemical reaction that boosts melanin (dark pigmentation). According to the research team at Massachusetts General Hospital, the new drug leaves the same golden brown tan people get from the sun without causing damage.
There is evidence the drug will also work on fair-skinned redheads who typically burn in the sun.
Much more research is needed to determine if the drug is safe before it could be used in people, the researchers said. But they are hopeful that the drug might actually protect people against skin cancer, because the presence of melanin in the skin is linked with a lower risk of skin cancer
Despite that fact, sunscreen is still recommended for everyone since dark-skinned people who develop skin cancer are more likely to die from it than white, Hispanic, or East Asian patients.
The new drug could be a great option for pale-skinned people who tend to stay fair as a result of sunscreen use as it will give them colour without exposing their skin to harmful sun damage.