If you find yourself at the beach and you’re tempted to soak in the sun, you might want to reconsider your priorities.
Writer and portrait artist Thomas Leveritt makes a great case for sunscreen. He took to the streets with an ultraviolet camera to reveal people’s sun damage under his special lens. The camera shows the not-yet-visible effects the sun has on skin.
If you think you have a spotless skin, this video will make you think again.
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause many negative effects on the skin, including an uneven amount of melanin production, dilation of blood vessels, liver spots, wrinkles and, of course, skin cancer.
The video notes that pretty much everyone is born with good skin but mentions skin can age at different speeds. Coverage is vital in order to keep skin healthy and slow the aging process.
Lesson learned: Always wear sunscreen!