Skin is the most visible part of our bodies, so passing judgement on its health should be the easiest thing, right? Except that it's NOT!
The damage that the Sun's ultraviolet rays cause to our Skin isn't visible to the naked eyes. So artist Thomas Leveritt set up a special UV camera that showed unsuspecting people what their skin actually looks like and just how much invisible damage it carried.
Several people with seemingly healthy skin participated in this street experiment but were shocked when the UV light revealed the actual, depleted condition of their epidermis – the outermost layer of the skin. He then gave them some sunscreen to apply to their faces, and the screen showed how the lotion made their skin immune to the UV rays.
It just proves how important it is to use sun blocks and not let our skin be exposed to the dangerous sunlight for extended periods.
Just remember, too much sunlight can cause skin cancer too, which takes 10,000 lives annually in the United States of America alone.
If that statistics and the scary video doesn't convince you to wear sunscreen, maybe Baz Luhrmann's famous 1998 spoken song "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" will.