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How our relationship with our skin has changed dramatically over time

Published: Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 12:00pm
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Heidi Lynne
Nina Jablonski

Today, we think of our skin as somewhat fragile — we douse it with creams, we’re sure to put on sunscreen before we go outside for long. But it wasn’t always that way.

Nina Jablonski is a biological anthropologist at Penn State University who studies the history of skin and our relationship to it.

The Show spoke with about how that relationship has changed dramatically over time.

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