A new striking image of a 69-year-old truck driver shows just how much damage the sun can do.

This photograph, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows what dermatologists call dermatoheliosis — sun damage, a common sign of aging. What makes it striking is that this man, a retired truck driver, shows the damage on only one side of the face.

“He was a truck driver for the majority of his life and never wore sunscreen,” said Northwestern University dermatologist Jennifer Gordon, who reported the man’s case. “We think the sun exposure just on this side of the face is what caused the damage.”

via Striking Photo Reveals Dark Side of Sunshine | Sun Damage & Skin Cancer | LiveScience.

One thought on “Striking Photo Reveals Dark Side of Sunshine | Sun Damage & Skin Cancer | LiveScience

  1. Daaaaayum! I am sure glad I have SPF built into my moisturizer because I am always getting the Florida sun on one side of my face when I’m in the car as well. Hate to get all nasty on that side. Blech!

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