Health & Beauty
Sobering New UV Photos Reveal Dramatic, Pervasive Sun Damage
One glance at these thought-provoking images will have you slathering on the sunscreen
I hear you.
But just because I hear doesn't mean I listen. I am stupid, ornery and self-sabotaging that way. And, I admit to being lax-at-best when it comes to sun safety despite all the warnings. I like being tan, dammit.
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That said, even diehard sun worshipers like me (I know you're out there), will be hard-pressed to mosey on over to a chaise longue after getting a gander at these UV photographs that reveal, in graphic detail, just how bad sun damage -- that we don't even see with the naked eye -- truly is.
The series, shot by model-cum-photographer, Cara Phillips, who drew inspiration from pictures she'd seen in a dermatologist's office, is called "Ultraviolet Beauties."
But, is there a certain beauty in flaws? (Even if they may reveal skin damage?) Phillips certainly thinks so; "The images themselves were beautiful, and I found that dichotomy intriguing and decided to push it even further."
Maybe that Baz Luhrmann guy was right after all; "Don't forget the sunscreen."
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