Seeing is believing: You and UV light

You’ve probably read and heard how important it is to protect your skin from sun exposure by avoiding the sun, wearing protective clothing, and applying sunscreen, but sometimes you feel too busy to apply sunscreen, or that sunscreen is not that important. After watching this video I hope that you see why wearing sunscreen everyday is important. The video is a three-minute clip created by Thomas Leveritt showing passersby in a New York park what their faces look like when viewed by a high-tech camera that produces ultraviolet light. The special camera exposes not-yet-visible changes of sun damage to the skin, namely freckles and lentigines (the tan spots that are commonly referred to as sun spots, liver spots, or age spots). You will see that the people in the video are surprised to see the amount of sun damage visible with the special camera. Even more incredible, though, is that Leveritt then asked the participants to apply sunscreen. Seeing how the application of sunscreen protects your skin is really incredible, and I hope that it encourages you to continue taking steps to prevent sun damage in your future.




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