Tanning is the skin's defence mechanism against UVB rays. Yet UV tanning beds diffuse UVA rays in doses higher than those in sunlight: insidious because they are painless, they only provide a superficial tan and encourage the production of free radicals which are responsible for skin ageing and alterations in the cellular system. Therefore UV tanning beds speed up premature skin ageing and increase the risks of developing skin cancer.
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3 questions to an expert
I only recommend High and Very High protection
UV rays are responsible for skin ageing. Everybody needs sun protection. Protection can be obtained through clothing, a hat, anti-UV sunglasses and sun protection products on uncovered skin, as indicated by dermatologists.
The sun: its benefits and harmful effects
The sun provides true benefits, but you must make sparing use of them. In particular, the use of a sun protection product is indispensable.
"I don't skimp any more
Laure was particularly prone to sunburn. To learn to better protect her skin, she consulted a dermatologist. Since then, she has been able to enjoy the benefits of the sun in complete safety.