It seems Mary Schmich, via Baz Luhrmann, was right all those years ago when she famously stated in Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen): ‘Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99; If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it‘. Thomas Leveritt has opened all our eyes again to the damaging effects of the sun on our unprotected skin by getting strangers to stand in front of his ultraviolet camera to show them just how drastic their sun damage already is. Just look at all those invisible freckles appearing!
They’re not there when we’re babies, but develop over time as we get more and more sun exposure. And, of course, the camera reveals all. Schmich says it best: ‘The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering‘. After watching this, all we can say is indeed.