Holy Shi-Shi: THIS -- This Is Why You Wear Suncreen

June 1, 2012


Seen here looking suspiciously like Gandalf (cast a healing spell on that shit, bro!), a 69-year old trucker who's had the left side of his face exposed to the sun for 28 years (from the driver's side window) shows off the notable difference in skin texture from the right, normally shaded side. That...wow. I would have maybe looked into driving a British truck every-other haul.

His condition is called unilateral dermatoheliosis, from the Greek dermis and helios, skin and sun. It's also called photoaging, and it results from chronic exposure to the sun's UVA and UVB rays. In his case, it only affected the left side of his face because of his work. As he drove, he received much many hours of sunlight through the left window of his vehicle.

Now I know what you're thinking, "Big deal -- I spend all day indoors staring at a computer or television screen, there's no way that's ever gonna happen to me." And you know what? You're right. Sad, but right. I dunno, go hit the beach or something, shit! "Sharks." Right again! Scoot over and make some room for me on the couch.

Thanks to bb, who is beautifully fair-skinned and has to be very careful in the sun. Me? I'm reckless in the sun! *runs across street blindfolded*

  • Sir Lexson

    grey scale

  • Even better? Have a truck that has the steering wheel in the middle. Problem solved.

  • Lee Gherman

    man, they should cast this guy for the next time they put two-face in a batman movie

  • Matt

    How come it's on the left side of his face. If you drove in Britain the drivers side window would be on your right side. Although I might be imagining this wrong or gapping out or something.

  • Guest

    Time to adopt the life of a hermit...crab.

  • Yowza. That's horrifying.

  • handicappedentertainment

    That's pretty rugged. The next best invention, sun shades... oh yeah. Nevermind.

  • lulz

    i work the night shift don't have to worry about this shit awwww yeahhh

  • Just stay clear of them stakes, you blue-collared blood-sucker ;)

  • You wake up in the morning and go to the bathroom every day, you look yourself in the mirror while shaving, and it takes you 28 years to notice the asymmetry in your wrinkles? :-/

  • Waguchi

    I'm sure he noticed, it probably just wasn't his first thought to announce it to the internet, if the internet even existed when his skin condition began to manifest itself.

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