The skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s no surprise that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. There are ways you can lower the risk of skin cancer and this following short film makes a strong case to wear sunblock.
Thomas Leveritt uses an ultraviolet camera to show an up close look at our skin in the video “How the Sun Sees You.” Stopping people in the park, Leveritt gives them (and us!) an eye opening look at what our skin really looks like using only UV light. From freckles to scars and blackheads, all the hidden damage is shown clearly and shockingly to the participants.
Even though we are all born with good skin, years of poor care and harmful rays has ravaged our beautiful skin. The most compelling part of the 3 minute video is when he has the participants put on sunscreen, which immediately blocks out the UV light, turning their skin black as it provides a barrier to filter out the light. Glass also blocks UV light.
So, to protect your skin you can either: not go in the sun, put on sunscreen or live in a glass box. I guess I’ll go grab the sunblock now and rig my Canon DSLR to do the whole UV trick so I can take a closer look at my own face.
Check out the awesome video below…don’t forget to lather up!