The right amount of sun
- Mood: The sun can be an excellent remedy for certain forms of seasonal depression.
- Vitamin D synthesis, which is indispensable to fix calcium in our bones. To enjoy these benefits, 15 minutes of sun exposure per day suffice.
- Sunburn, also called sun erythema
- Photodermatitis, such as benign summer light eruption (10% of the adult population is affected) and acne, as well as rarer types of photodermatitis like lupus and light-induced urticaria
- Pigmentation disorders like spots, melasma (pregnancy mask) or vitiligo
- Photo-immunosuppression (herpes labialis)
- Accelerated skin ageing, which is indicated by the appearance of spots, a yellowish complexion, deep wrinkles and loss of skin density and elasticity
- Photocarcinogenesis (skin cancer)
UV : culprits
Protection above all else
- Seek out the shade and avoid exposure during hours of peak sunlight
- Do not expose babies and young children to direct sun
- Protect yourself and children with a hat, sunglasses and a tee shirt
- Choose an appropriate protection level for your skin type.
- Apply the sun protection product right before exposure in sufficient quantities. Reapply generously and frequently, especially after swimming, perspiring or towelling off.
For more information, don’t hesitate to consult a dermatologist.