The skin has defense mechanisms to fight the effects of UV rays: it thickens and produces a pigment (melanin) which partially filters UV rays and gives colour to the complexion-- your tan. However, this "natural" protection against the harmful effects of UV rays is superficial because it only partially filters out UV radiation. A tan therefore does not exempt you from using a sun production product.
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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.
Sun protection for all types of skin:
the "dry touch" revolution
ANTHELIOS XL Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF 50+* has a texture which represents a radical innovation in dermocosmetic suncare. It is immediately absorbed into skin and leaves no shine or white marks. This surprising ultra-dry finish is a real advantage when skin perspires and tends to shine, and the matte effect encourages repeat applications.
"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.