A 40-year-old woman did not use sunscreen. Look what happened to her skin

Although the Sun is essential for life on Earth, it is dangerous to the skin with prolonged exposure. Important, that

protective cream should be applied to all parts of the body,which are exposed to ultraviolet light. A photo posted on social media by Dr. Avi Bitterman, a New York-based dermatologist, proves it.

The picture shows a 92-year-old woman who has been wearing sunscreen on her face but not on her neck for over 40 years, and the difference is clear. The social media post went viral shortly after it was posted.

The image was used for an article on skin cancer and aging to demonstrate the importance of sun protection in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

The skin, as an organ, can be directly affectedexternal factors such as UV radiation, invisible but dangerous. It damages skin cells and leads to the development of melanoma, a skin cancer, which is the most common type of cancer according to the American Cancer Society.

However, exposure to UV radiation is relativelypreventable and there are special means for this. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone except children under six months of age should wear sunscreen and wear a hat to prevent exposure to the sun's rays.

Given that sunscreen only takes about fifteen minutes to become active, it should be applied to the skin before going outside and reapplied every two hours.

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