A Reddit user posted a photo that clearly showed the harm from excessive sun exposure. To demonstrate how UV light affects the skin, she compared what her hand and her foot looked like.
“The negative effects of the sun on my skin, as exemplified by my arm and leg,” she captioned a simple comparison. In the comments to her post, users questioned the reliability of the picture. “Isn’t that an older woman next to a younger woman?” – doubted tristian696969.
However, many have assured that the skin on their hands is indeed different from the skin on the rest of the body. A user with the nickname wigg1es said that for the last 15 years out of 35, he worked eight hours every day in the open air, so his hands were covered with the same wrinkles. Some users have noted that the sun is not the only cause of skin aging. The same effect was reported by people who worked in the garden and worked as cooks.
Commentators on Reddit have also urged people who spend a lot of time in the sun to be aware of the risk of melanoma and always use sunscreen.