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    Skin and sun

    The sun’s light and heat are essential to life, but human skin and sun do not mix well.

    The sun’s UV rays adversely affect the skin’s structure, composition, and biochemistry and significantly accelerate skin aging. Wrinkles, fine lines, pigment spots, thick and dry skin, melanoma, and other skin cancers are all signs of prolonged and repeated sun exposure. Over years of exposure to UV rays, the skin gradually loses its ability to repair daily damage, which appears after decades and affects the skin as described above.

    Of course, effective prevention early in life usually makes it possible to avoid future complications. Don’t wait to see skin damage caused by the sun—limiting sun exposure and wearing plenty of sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 are the keys to prevention.

    Your health professional will be delighted to assist you!

     

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    Skin aging

    With age, epidermis renewal slows down, collagen fibers deteriorate, and loses its elasticity. Its color becomes less uniform and its texture less smooth. Facial lines appear and accentuate the features, while fine lines develop at the corner of the eyes and around the lips. These are all signs that the skin is aging.

     

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    Skin Care

    It’s important to take care of your skin every day. Having great-looking skin not only makes you feel better about yourself—it also keeps you healthy! 

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