Lifespan Society of BC Photo Booth (Maker Faire 2014)
Hello and thanks for trying out our UV photobooth at the Maker Faire. I'd like to apologize for the delay in getting your picture out. This is the first time we've done this and we wanted to find a way to enable you to access your photo without making it available to search engines.
Your UV Photo shows how protected your skin is against the sun. If you applied sunscreen you appeared darker in the UV Photo because the UV light was unable to penetrate your skin. If you were wearing sunscreen, the light areas of your face show where you missed sunscreen. Some people have darker skin and the UV Photo showed how naturally protected they are against the sun as they appeared darker in the UV photo. I was impressed that nearly half of you were wearing sun screen. However, most people forgot to reapply it because there were light spots where the sunscreen had begun to wear away. Most sunscreen wears off within 3-4 hours.
For people not wearing sunscreen that day, the UV Photo was able to show past or recent sun damage. The skin damaged by the sun also shows up darker than undamaged skin. UV light penetrates the skin more than visible light so scars and freckles are highlighted that may not be visible. It was interesting how people with glasses and hats showed up in UV Photos; the photo clearly showed which parts of their faces were covered or not. People who had recently been burned had darker UV Photos than people who hadn't.
Here at the Lifespan Society we're focused on keeping up on the latest ways to stay healthy and we plan to enjoy being alive for a good long time. I hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming activities.