4 good things to do to protect your skin from the sun

With the return of the sun and the strong heat, it can be tempting to expose yourself to the sun to get a tanned complexion. But how can you enjoy the nice weather without exposing your skin to the dangers of UV rays?

The National Association of Dermatologists-Venereologists (SNDV) is launching an online prevention campaign under the hashtag #sauversapeau on Monday, June 13. For this 24th edition, dermatologists point out some precautions to take when you want to be exposed to the sun, especially with young children.

Of the essential actions to be taken, it is better to: avoid sun exposure between noon and 5 p.m.† For the little ones it is absolutely necessary to stay in the shade. “Repeated sunburn and childhood exposure are a major cause of skin cancer development in adulthood”, reports the SNDV. A reflex that seems banal. And yet more than 4 in 5 French people go out in the sun between noon and 4pm, according to an Ipsos survey conducted for the SNDV.

Specialists also remember theimportance of protective clothing† A hat that covers the neck and ears, sunglasses, long-sleeved T-shirts. As for clothing, it is also recommended to wear dark colors and to prefer anti-UV clothing (especially when swimming in hot weather). 57% of French people rarely, if ever, wear a hat, according to the Ipsos survey.

about the Sun cream (index 50 and +), the SNDV recommends applying it at least every two hours to areas of the body not covered by clothing. “Just because we put on sunscreen doesn’t mean we can be exposed for longer”the union warns. “Hardly more than one in two French people often put sunscreen on the exposed areas”regrets the organization.

Regular self-examination

Each year, an average of 15,500 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in France, resulting in 1,800 deaths, the National Cancer Institute reports.

However, skin cancer is one of the most curable, if detected in time† To do this, the organization recommends conducting a self-examination to identify any changes. You should not ignore hard-to-reach areas such as the back, the bottoms of the feet, or even the genitals.

Various symptoms may prompt a consultation with a dermatologist. For example, the appearance of brown spots on the epidermis. If a mole is unlike any other in shape, size, color or thickness, it is best to seek expert advice.

Because it can be hard to spot a grain suspicious beauty, here is the ABCDE line† A for “asymmetrical”, B for “irregular edges”, C for “inhomogeneous color”, D for diameter (if size increases) and E for “evolution”, if the mole changes quickly, this should warn. “The manifestation of one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily indicate the presence of melanoma, but warrants immediate medical advice.”specifies the organization in a press release.

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