Let's test your knowledge in UV protection

Summer is coming, the sun is shining and temperatures are finally warming up. We can't resist the desire to expose ourselves on the terrace, in the garden, on the beach ...

The sun is excellent for our mood and for our immune system thanks to the vitamin D that provides us. But as we know, with its UV rays, the sun can also be dangerous for our skin and eyes, which is why it is imperative to protect ourselves.

Test your knowledge with Elly la Fripouille's quiz and get ready for a sunburn-free summer!

1. Clothing is enough to protect us from UV rays.

Clothes can form a first barrier of protection against UV rays but not all materials will protect our skin with the same efficiency. For maximum protection, choose fabrics guaranteed UPF 50+, like our Elly la Fripouille swimsuits, which will block 98% of UV rays.

2. Only fair skinned people should protect themselves from the sun.
Even if dark, mixed-race or black skin is more resistant to UV rays, it is not 100% protected. As for fair skin, sun protection is essential.


3. Sunscreens expire.
- TRUE -
Sunscreen expires and loses its effectiveness after its optimal use-by date, usually after 6 or 12 months. After this date, our sunscreens will no longer protect us from UV rays and we risk sunburn.
Also, it is recommended to keep our creams away from light and heat because the solar filters are extremely sensitive.


4. Clouds protect us from UV rays.
Clouds often give us the impression of protection because they cause a reduction in brightness and lower temperatures. However, they still allow over 70% of UV rays to pass through. It is therefore imperative to opt for maximum protection even on cloudy days.


5. The eyes of our Fripouilles are more fragile than ours.
- TRUE -
In children, the crystalline lens of the eye, used to filter UV rays, is not operational before the age of 12, which makes their eyes much more vulnerable than ours. Therefore, always equip your child with a pair of glasses with category 3 lenses.

6. You should only protect yourself from the sun in summer.
In winter, the harmful effects of UV rays diminish, but they do not disappear and remain just as dangerous for our skin and eyes. This is especially true in the mountains, as more than 80% of UV rays are reflected by the snow, which multiplies our exposure.
Also, as the drop in temperature and the surrounding cool air prevent us from feeling the heat of the Sun on our skin, sunburns occur even more quickly than in summer!


7. Wet skin tans faster.
Wet skin will not tan faster, but it will burn faster because the drops of water will have a "magnifying glass" effect. Therefore, always remember to put on sunscreen.


8. Indoor tanning sessions are safe for our skin.
Like natural UV rays, artificial UV rays are responsible for skin aging and, above all, promote skin cancer. They should therefore be avoided at all costs.

Hong Kong Team
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