Stunning photo raises new concerns about impact of sun
Dr. Marc Siegel explains
- Duration 4:53
- Date Jun 8, 2012
Dr. Marc Siegel explains
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New concerns today about be harmful effects of the sun not just in time for summer.
Thanks to this frightening photograph here's the big reveal check -- the right side of the man's face looks relatively normal 66 years old.
Check out the left side.
He's a veteran truck driver he sat with -- left side of his face in the sun -- the window down his truck for 25 years.
Look at the difference they say he looks 86 he's got the face of an 86 year old on the left 66 year old on the right.
Doctor Mark Siegel is a member of our -- -- -- that this is terrifying.
This is terrifying to me.
Because it was just he was sitting in its -- like -- on the beach but just the rays coming through and it's times he did have the window up as well.
But still the left side -- face age that that -- that with the sun can do to us.
You but it can.
It's something called ultraviolet B rays we always talk about B ultraviolet B gives you sunburn it's a short ways but -- file today.
Penetrates down to the -- interior of your skin the part where the collagen is with the elastic part is the matrix of the -- -- -- the -- up.
-- tomorrow today is found all times of the year -- it's fifty times more common than ultraviolet B which again and then when you go out to the beach even.
I go outside I don't get a sunburn I'm still taking in UV rays that are doing that's at some level to my skin.
You back and he could be 25 years out in the winter sun and still get that because it's a cumulative effect and it also in this is that the thing I want everyone out there -- know it also can damage DNA and we -- cancer and skin cancer you became wealthy new VA we always think again of the sunburn yeah how NBA also.
And skin care to the most common cancer in the United States it's one half football camp.
I hate to say it but I think you know it not only do you kill people by talking about cancer but you also appeared that appeal to their vanity because a lot of people take in the sun because they think it looks attractive and yet.
Is that attractive -- guy with all due respect -- the left side of his face even he says he wants to have it.
Altered now 'cause medically because he doesn't like what happened -- and is it where do you get you -- -- race from is it just the sun.
All tanning beds also we like to -- tanning beds here because it's seven times greater risk of melanoma which is a deadly skin cancer.
What about like like this in the studio lights I think fluorescent lights in office -- you're always worried about the studio here but it's an articulating what it attacked.
Very mild but what I -- -- say is people that are exposed to the should be wearing sun screen all the time.
We think there's sun screen every day every today.
When you're outside if you're outside for more than fifteen or twenty -- you should be wearing SPF thirty or mortar protectors here what about Brian UV OK -- -- need vitamin.
People who say look I I have olive skin I can go out the -- I can get a -- I don't burn -- I -- have to worry about this the -- this -- -- I want people to know this was 1980s thinking right now we know that when the skin turns color intends it's a reaction to the DNA damage.
Occurring -- saying.
-- no more no must know months we don't want anymore there's.
I I mean I am obviously Brian's -- -- clear cut dark I -- But in my -- in my own mind -- I have self tanner on right now right soft like this the lotion that you put out.
Which takes me from being completely pasty to just like someone normal looking.
Is this dangerous is well.
No it's not the same thing in this is more more or less -- -- I still don't like your putting chemicals owners here.
-- and -- -- that but but you tell me this is that because I am I not perpetuating the myth.
That you need to be a little darker to look good and then little girls who don't have self tanner gonna go out there and try to get from the sun because they too want to be this olive skin yet.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I was gonna say we're seeing two pictures here for his and yours and I guarantee you the viewers are trying to look like you're not like that.
I feel like and that is setting a bad example I -- all pasty for the summer -- will turn out.
Let me tell -- everybody -- let me say one last thing.
When I was twenty years old I went into a facial clinic and they gave me one of those black lights up against my face I don't know how they get -- they show you.
This skin damage that you have underneath a layer of skin.
-- it was terrifying you see all the damaging it as a kid I have not intentionally taken in the sun since then 21 years ago the.
Only thing I like about the health reform law is the -- attacks on ten.
I really think it's a very bad thing.
I I hear that was that was lobbied hard against stated that the sun tanning people did not want -- but -- -- I think twice before you go -- the sun.
I think twice before you sit in a car rolled along and don't think you'd be getting any damage.
And think twice before you put on the project UCF pixie Megyn Kelly for the rest of the summer it's that's my love for you things -- -- you know -- to thank you -- -- coming up dramatic new report.