Pre-sunscreen: how people used to protect themselves

The history of sunscreen dates back to ancient civilizations

Stars Insider

04/08/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Summer

Most of us are aware of the harmful effects of sun exposure without adequate protection We now have a wide range of options that help us keep safe under the sun. For instance, it's hard to imagine going to the beach and not taking sunscreen with us.

But have you ever thought about how people used to do it in the past? How would ancient civilizations actually protect their skin from the sun, other than covering up with clothes? In this gallery, we look back at the history of sunscreen and its many early versions. Click on.

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