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As people around the world bask in tanning beds, Jamaicans like this woman apply skin-lightening creams. Doctors say the phenomenon has reached dangerous proportions. Long-term use of one of the ingredients, hydroquinone, has long been linked to a disfiguring condition called ochronosis. (Associated Press)

As people around the world bask in tanning beds, Jamaicans like this woman apply skin-lightening creams. Doctors say the phenomenon has reached dangerous proportions. Long-term use of one of the ingredients, hydroquinone, has long been linked to a disfiguring condition called ochronosis. (Associated Press)

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