Exposure to the sun has a number of benefits for the body, but too much sunlight, especially without adequate protection, can have serious consequences.
Solar radiation can cause multiple and varied skin lesions such as sunburn, pigmented lesions (freckles, nevi or moles and solar lentigines). There is a clear link between these and various precancerous skin lesions.
What can I do to avoid the undesirable effects of the sun on the skin?
• Avoid exposure to the sun when it’s at its highest in the sky (as a general rule, between 12 noon and 6 p.m.).
• Teach children about the harmful effects of sunlight and the preventive use of sunscreens.
• Even on cloudy days, protect your skin.
• Never sunbathe until you’ve applied sunscreen.
• An unprotected skin tans faster, but the tan lasts less and ages the skin.
• Use a high-SPF sunscreen such as SUNALSUN FP-60 for the first exposures and a medium-SPF sunscreen such as SUNALSUN FP-15 when the skin is already tanned.
Who needs to protect themselves most from ultraviolet radiation?
• Light-skinned people, blondes and redheads.
• People with lots of freckles or moles.
• Those working or playing in the sun.