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UVBs are as dangerous as UVAs. Both are involved in skin aging and cancers. Unlike UVBs, UVAs are responsible for sunburns and our body doesn’t have a natural warning system against them.
No. You are protected against the harmful effects of UVAs and UVBs (solar erythema and long-term, skin aging) but the tanning process is not necessarily eliminated. After a few days of sun exposure, you will get a nice tan without putting your skin at risk.
Clouds only stop a small portion of sun rays. A cloud cover can let up to 95% of UVs go through. So, be careful! Under an umbrella, you get half of the sun rays. Light and UVs can reach the skin indirectly as it reflects over various surfaces. This reflexion is 20% over the ocean and 15% to 25% over sand. Be very careful!
Don’t ever forget that a suntan is not a protection against sunburns. In addition, a tan doesn’t prevent UVAs which, over time, are responsible for skin cancers.
The herpes virus remains dormant (asleep) in the nerve tissues. Under stress, emotions, menstruation and the sun, it “wakes up” and a flare-up occurs: The fever blister. In order to avoid it, protect your lips with a high protection lip product.
1. The best protection is clothing. For everyone especially for children: t-shirt, cap, sunglasses (NF standard)
2. Babies under the age of 3 should not be exposed to the sun.
3. Young children should be very protected.
4. Sunburns are always dangerous, especially for children.
5. Avoid sun exposure between 11AM and 4PM.
6. Sun exposure must be gradual.
7. Sand, snow and water can reflect more than half the sun rays on your skin. Clouds do not offer a good enough protection.
8. You must reapply your UVB and UVA protection sunscreen every two hours and after bathing, whatever its SPF.
9. Choose a sunscreen based on your skin type.
10. A sunscreen is not meant to let you stay in the sun longer.
11. At altitude or under the tropics, it is necessary to use a higher SPF sunscreen than usual.
12. Drink water regularly, watch over youngsters and don’t forget the elderly.
13. Choose your sunscreen wisely and apply it carefully.