Startling Photo Shows What Happens When You Wear Sunscreen On Your Face But Not Neck

When we are younger, we don’t often think about the health of our skin. We go out in the sun, looking to get a tan and not worrying too much if we happen to get a burn.

As we get older, however, the reality of our decisions when we were younger begins to take effect. Without the proper protection when we are younger, we will certainly suffer the consequences, especially when it comes to the health of our skin.

Photo: Unsplash/BATCH by Wisconsin Hemp Scientific

This was seen recently in the picture of a 92-year-old woman. It shows her face and neck and what really happens when you wear sunscreen, and when you don’t wear it.

Dr. Christian Posch published the picture in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. The picture shows the difference that occurs when somebody wears sunscreen and when they don’t. When she was younger, she wore the protective moisturizer on her face but she did not wear it on her neck, and you can see the difference.

Photo: C. Posch 2021, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

All of us are going to experience the effects of aging. That is something that is known as chronological aging, and there is a difference between it and photoaging. In order to avoid the latter, we need to take the appropriate measures in advance.

Dr. Posch referred to this when saying: “While it is unlikely that we can (or even should) aim at defeating human aging for various reasons, modifiers of aging will still be able to change both healthspan (the time we live without disease) and lifespan. While it is unlikely that we can (or even should) aim at defeating human aging for various reasons, modifiers of aging will still be able to change both healthspan (the time we live without disease) and lifespan?”

Photo: Unsplash/National Cancer Institue

He went on to talk about the overlap between the hallmarks of aging and those of cancer. Realizing the difference between the two can actually help us to prevent cancer.

In other words, we all get older but when we take preventative measures in advance, we can grow older gracefully.

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