How putting coffee in sunscreen ‘may ward off skin cancer and wrinkles’

A sunscreen based on caffeine could help you tan safely, scientists believe. They say that sun cream made from coffee, chocolate or tea may protect against the most common form of skin cancer, while producing a bronzed glow. If that wasn’t enough, it may also keep wrinkles at bay.

 

The appealing thought comes from  scientists who have shown that caffeine triggers the death of UV-damaged cells, while leaving healthy ones unharmed. To test the idea that caffeine provides protection by interfering with a skin protein called ATR, they genetically-engineered mice so that they made much less ATR than usual. Read more…

 

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