New App Shows You What Not Wearing Sunscreen Does To Your Face

There’s a new app that shows you what you’ll look like in the future if you never wear sunscreen, and it creepily animates your picture, too.

By nowproducerdave on September 21, 2018
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This app is designed to scare you into wearing sunscreen. We all know the sun damages our skin. Every time we get a sunburn, tan, etc, it can add wrinkles and spots. It’s called “Sunface,” and it comes on Android and iOS.

The app is apparently pretty easy to use. It’s basically a camera app with a filter, sort of what Snapchat does. All you have to do is open the app and take a selfie. The app applies a filter to your picture, which adds wrinkles and spots. You can “look ahead” anywhere from 5 years to 25 years “into the future.” The idea is that the app shows you what can happen if you never wear sunscreen and start to damage your face.

There’s also a button you can hit that shows you the same timeframe, but after having used sunscreen. Obviously it still “ages” your picture, but includes less wrinkles and spots. Here’s the really freaky part though. Nevermind the wrinkles and spots, but the app actually takes your picture, and animates it. It makes you breathe, and it’ll even make your eyes blink, apparently. An animated future sun-damaged version of myself – I don’t need that in my life.

Here’s some more information on the app.

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