Elderly woman applied sunscreen for decades on her face, but not on her neck; see image | Health

Elderly woman applied sunscreen for decades on her face, but not on her neck; see image | Health
Elderly woman applied sunscreen for decades on her face, but not on her neck; see image | Health

A photo of an academic article went viral this week, due to the visible difference in the quality of the skin of a 92-year-old woman. The image, which does not identify the woman, shows her cheek and neck on her right side. In the document it is mentioned that she used sunscreen for at least 40 years, but only on her face.

Also according to the paper, the difference in skin tones was also found in a clinical examination “with a marked difference in sun damage”.

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The text does not develop further about the conditions of the person photographed. Focused on skin cancer prevention, it indicates that even if there are endogenous and exogenous factors in the process, with the aging of the population, the disease will have a higher incidence anyway.

“Aging is a discrete and potent inducer of skin cancer that needs to be systematically addressed to improve prevention in the future”, concludes the research.

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The scientific publication, published in October of last year, is from Journal of The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. The author, Christian Posch, is a researcher at the Department of Dermatology at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

Christian celebrated the late virality of his photo in a tweet this Saturday (3). “Happy to see this photo making the rounds! Amazing!” he wrote, emphasizing that he recommends reading the article in its entirety.

The article is in Portuguese

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