HEALTHCARE

Solar protection aims at hi-tech

The stronger the sun's rays, the higher dermatologists raise protection levels

Difficult months for sun worshippers. The stronger the sun's rays, the higher dermatologists raise protection levels. On their side, in recent years technology has perfected a range of tools that can protect the skin from damage by the sun (obviously associated with the correct use of a sun block).

 

T-shirts, hats, swimsuits, dresses in hi-tech fabrics, but not only. Also on the beach are bracelets, key rings, jewelry and apps that detect the strength of ultraviolet radiation (UV) and warn us when it's time to head for some shade. "A lifestyle that must be adopted by everyone because sun blocks are no longer enough. Far from it. "People who use them believed, mistakenly, that they could lie in the sun for hours on end.

 

The result: an increase in skin cancer, melanomas, premature aging of the skin and so on. This led to the need to find new strategies that will reduce sun hazards to a minimum", stated Professor Marcello Monti, head of the Dermatology Unit at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Rozzano (Milan).