A Powerful Video That Will Make You Want To Always Wear Sunscreen

Artist Thomas Leveritt set up a ultraviolet camera and viewing monitor in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to show people what their skin looks like in ultraviolet light. This is “how the sun sees you.” The revealed freckles and lurking age spots are the not-yet-visible results of skin damage from sun exposure.

The real magic (and science!) of this video happens when we see what sunscreen looks like in UV light. Like a visible forcefield of UV-blocking black cream, it’s an impressive demonstration of how sunscreen protects our skin from the sun’s damaging rays, and why it’s important to wear it daily.

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  1. After several scares and a surgery to remove a cancerous mole I finally broke up with the tanning bed! This video just confirms my decision to do so. I’m embracing tinted lotions and if I venture to the beach I make sure my entire body is protected. I hope my skin thanks me twenty years from now!

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