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Artist and filmmaker Thomas Leveritt has created an eye-opening short film showing that kind of sun damage is lurking underneath the surface of your skin, damage that is not yet readily visible to the naked eye. He implements the use of UV light to assist in this fascinating — but also alarming — video. The brief 3 minute video shows everything from babies, small children, to grown adults of both genders and varying skin tones. As expected, the babies and children have flawless skin, but perhaps the most interesting was the result of adults, who varied from equally flawless skin to large splashes of freckles that covers their face.

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The most important thing to take away from this video is to wear sunscreen. You are born with the same skin that you will have 20, 30, 50 years down the line, so it’s best to take care of it, nourish it, and make sure you prevent skin cancer due to overexposure. The video also shows people smearing on sunscreen on their faces, and the difference it makes in shielding their skin is amazing and jaw-dropping. If you can think about sunscreen being that effective in protecting your skin, you would probably be more inclined to take the extra step in the morning to slather that stuff on.

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Of course, this applies to the rest of your body as well, especially if you live in warmer climates or anywhere with a lot of sun. Women who are concern with premature aging, wrinkles, and sun spots, sunscreen is your best friend. It will slow down the process of aged skin, since sun damage is the main culprit in aging skin.

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