Pass me the bronzer

We all know about the orange glow that anyone using fake tanner gets…*ahem Mr. President*…but have no fear, there may be hope for fair-skinned individuals in the future. Recently, scientists studied a method that gives mice a tan without using ultraviolet radiation and found it works on human skin samples. Whereas self-tanning lotion just stains the skin, this new “tanning chemical” activates the production of the dark form of the skin pigment melanin which absorbs UV radiation and lessens damage to skin cells. So not only could you get a bit tanner but the chemical could help fair-skinned individuals battle sun damage. While it likely wouldn’t be a replacement for sun screen, maybe the two could be combined so that we don’t end up like this

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