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Startling photo shows why you should always wear sunscreen

Truck driver turns into two-face from Batman after being exposed to sun too long

And now, a public service announcement from the makers of the loudest portable speakers in the world, Boombotix:

ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN.

That is, unless you want to look like this truck driver.

Truck driver suffers from premature aging on half his face

What the blankity-blank-blank, right?

Here’s how this went down:

Truck driver suffers premature aging due to excessive UVA exposure

This 69-year-old dude’s a truck driver and what he’s suffering from is called “Unilateral Dermatoheliosis” – it’s basically premature aging brought on by the one side of his face getting more sun side than the other. How much extra sun you ask? 28 years of no sunscreen wearing cuz I’m just driving around a truck and not being exposed to the sun too much.

This gnarly photo actually comes from a paper, written by a pair of dermatologists from Northwestern University, that was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, so it’s definitely legit. And kind of sad. I mean, the one side of the guy’s face is what he’d actually look like if he had protected his skin from the UVA rays. Also, at the conclusion of the report, the doctors recommend that he use sun protection and monitor the area for skin cancer; otherwise, there’s nothing they can do for him.

Still thinking of working on your tan this weekend?

Tanning couple

Think again—the sun’s a bitch.

Funny sunburn

Funny tanning fail

Sunburned face

Protect yo selves!

Hope you enjoyed this “The more you know . . .” PSA

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