If you thought that students only agreed to be part of dodgy medical experiments for cash in movies, think again! I am spending the day as a bona fide guinea pig for Dr. Mike Skinner's skin blanching studies. This morning at 7am sharp, he applied some corticosteroid cream onto small spots of my arms, and if my skin reacts to the cream by lightening sufficiently, I will have bought my ticket to a weekend's stay at the medical centre and R950 at the end of it all!
It's safe. Really.