This post was written by Brittany Greenquist and originally appeared on RYOT.
But skin cancer is actually the most common form of cancer in the United States, with millions diagnosed every year.
That’s why Artist Thomas Leveritt set up a UV camera on the streets and asked passersby to check themselves out in it. Much to their surprise — and dismay — countless freckles and other hidden blemishes were uncovered.
The wildest surprise is when Leveritt suggests participants lather their faces in sunscreen — they’re not kidding when they say that stuff protects. The lotion literally creates a barrier between the wearer and the sun.
While this video is a bizarre combination of cool and freaky, it also reminds us that, no matter how easy it is to forget, it’s so important to protect the skin you’re in.
Now go grab some sunblock and a straw hat before the summer’s over.
Photo Credit: Thomas Leveritt via YouTube