Direct comparison of the sun’s damaging effects on skin

Although it has now been over two years since the publication of this study in the New England Journal of Medicine (April 2012) [link], the importance of its subject has no less declined. Summer is upon us once more, and it is vital to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. This 69 year old man was a truck driver for 28 years; the left side of his face being exposed to the sun via the window and the other sheltered. The exposed side of his face aged 20 years faster than the right side as a result of no sunscreen having been applied throughout his career. The result is shocking but hopefully serves as a warning to those hesitant about wearing sun protection.