A study has found that topical application of moisturizers such as Dermabase, Dermovan, Eucerin moisturizer cream original, or Vanicream could increase the risk of skin cancer.
irradiated mice that were treated with moisturizers showed a significant increase in their rate of tumor formation and increase in tumor size per mouse. Treatment of mice with Dermabase, Dermovan, Eucerin, or Vanicream for 17 weeks increased the total number of tumors histologically characterized by 69 percent.
According to the study, as reported by Green Med Info:
“The results indicate that several moisturizers available in the market increase the rate of formation and the number of tumors when mice topically to UVB-pretreated high risk. further studies are needed to determine the effects of topical application of moisturizers in humans … “.
This also oils and lotions applied tan-that many of those who may be using right now with summer in full swing, as well as baby oil or lotion that many parents slather inadvertently account of their babies.