STATES CHRONICLE – If you’re a summer person and like going to the beach but dread the UV exposure, you’ll be happy to know that L’Oreal wearable gadget avoids sunburns.
You might be wondering why we’re talking about sunburns in the middle of the cold season, but since this is about a gadget, you’ve probably guessed it’s something launched at CES in Las Vegas this week.
It comes as a surprise to learn that L’Oreal, the big cosmetics company, is crossing over to the technology side, which lately hasn’t been dark at all. But what they are launching is a skin sensor called My UV Patch. The sensor was developed by La Roche-Posay, the company’s skincare line.
Sunburns are quite frequent especially for people with very light and sensitive skin, who can’t stay in the sun too much. Many of them actually complain about this ruining their vacation as they can’t sunbathe for more than an hour or two at a specific time of the day.
However, there are still many people who take the risk and stay longer in the sun. What they should know is that sunburns don’t have a negative impact only on aesthetics but also on health. UV exposure can lead to an increased risk of developing some form of skin cancer. Besides, it always hurts and you have to use tons of products to ease your sunburn pain.
Fortunately, with My UV Patch you can avoid all of these. Although the heart-shaped sticker doesn’t really protect you, you can use it to find out how much UV exposure you had that day. It works like this: you stick the patch on your skin (you can wear it for several days) and when you want to know how much you’ve been exposed to UV rays you take a photo of it and upload it on the special app from La Roche-Posay.
L’Oreal is hoping that this UV patch will help people not only to avoid sunburns but also to prevent skin cancer and to reduce aging, because sun exposure can also have an influence over how fast our skin ages.
All in all, the product is very simple and easy to use and it will also be available for free so anyone can use it to avoid UV exposure.
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