The sun, friend and foe

Summer is hard on the skin: be vigilant!

In summer, we all like to bask in the sun, but be careful! It could well make us regret it!

What are UVA and UVB rays?

UVA and UVB are ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun that can be harmful to health.

UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and are responsible for skin aging, while UVB rays are responsible for sunburn and skin cancer.

UVA rays are present all year round and can penetrate clouds and windows.

UVB rays are more intense in summer, and can be reflected by surfaces such as water, sand and snow.


  • Use a sunscreen that protects against UVA AND UVB RAYS.
  • Wear protective clothing (hats, long sleeves and sunglasses to protect eyes)
  • Avoid peak sun hours by staying in the shade or avoiding sun exposure altogether.
  • Drink enough water

In short, UVA and UVB rays can cause irreversible damage to the skin, but by taking appropriate precautions, you can help your skin fight the sun's harmful effects.