How The Sun Sees You

Revealing human skin in ultraviolet light

by Thomas Leveritt

Artist Thomas Leveritt set up an ultraviolet camera and viewing monitor in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to show people what their skin looks like in ultraviolet light. This is “how the sun sees you.” The revealed freckles and lurking age spots are the not-yet-visible results of skin damage from sun exposure.

The real magic (and science!) of this vid happens when we see what sunscreen looks like in UV light. Like a visible forcefield of UV-blocking black cream, it’s an impressive demonstration of how sunscreen protects our skin from the sun’s damaging rays, and why it’s important to wear it daily.

Wrinkles and age spots are the least of it. The sun has been proven to cause skin cancer.

Sunscreen helps but it only goes so far. 

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