Pink lighting may be introduced in public places in Lancashire in a bid to stop teenagers committing crime.
The lights accentuate the look of spotty teenage skin
The lights are intended to create a calming atmosphere - but they also show up spots on the skin.
Insp John Ainsworth, based in Lea, Preston, believes putting the lights in well-known trouble spots could lead to a drop in anti-social behaviour.
He has put in a bid for funding to put the lights in places such as Savick shops, Lane Ends and Plungington Road.
Police will consult residents and Lancashire County Council before anything is introduced.
Insp Ainsworth said: "Pink lighting will make a difference to some people - perhaps not the hardcore element.
"It is one of a range of measures that we are thinking of using across the region."