Agreed. That albino color doesn't look very natural without additional makeup either.Yes, I get how monobenzone can be tempting, but it's not worth the patchiness and increased cancer risk, in my opinion. I wouldn't want to be exactly albino either.
That's awesome about your uncle. Biology is fascinating, isn't it? You're right, genetics and sun exposure plays a paramount role.Yes, patients with vitiligo don't have a higher risk to develop skin cancer, which sounds wierd, as you told maybe it's due to immune system which works differently with regard to non-vitiligo sufferers. My uncle has vitiligo for a long time and he normally does not wear sunscreen, he's 70 years old now and no cancer so far, on the other hand the development also depends on the genetic background x sunburns over time.
I honestly thought that people who had vitiligo wouldn't be at any risk of skin cancer once there is no more melanocytes present in the skin, however there is a question that intrigues me, even I am completely depigmented I still have reservoir melanocytes, which they can be activated by sun exposure, plus I do know that UVA is able to penetrate deeper into the skin and reach the dermis and find those melanocytes while UVB is absorbed directly by DNA, which means I'm not that safe, in other words, I can't be too careful.
Indeed. Your chances of melanoma are still lower, perhaps, from what I've read. I'm not sure about other types of skin cancers, e.g. basal cell carcinoma, what do you think about that?