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How Sunscreen Prevents Wrinkles (and Cancer)

Aug 11, 2016 | 58 videos
Video by The Atlantic

One in five of us will get skin cancer in our lifetime. For some, the idea of preventing wrinkles is a more powerful behavioral motivator than preventing cancer. In this “Ask Jim” episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, senior editor James Hamblin answers a reader question about wrinkling skin and breaks down the psychology of SPF.

This video is part of a new interactive feature where we respond to viewers’ questions. Write to askjim@theatlantic.com.

Authors: James Hamblin, Nicolas Pollock, Erica Moriarty

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Off-beat perspectives on health topics from Dr. James Hamblin.