As your sunburn or tan fades, it can be hard to imagine how exactly it has affected your DNA.
Especially as – for most of us – we won’t see the damage come to the surface of our skin for another decade or so.
But what if you could?
That’s the idea behind seeUV, a new app from SunSmart, which uses augmented reality to show you what your skin could look like if you don’t protect it in the sun.
It’s a disturbing reminder of what UV damage can do if we let it add up, especially when you are remember that the more UV damage that adds up, the greater your risk of skin cancer.
seeUV is also a warning tool for current UV levels. Although you can’t see or feel UV, the app uses the current temperature and UV readings to depict the strength of UV rays in your environment – the more red rays dancing across your screen, the greater the UV damage danger at that location – telling you to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.