Even at 150 million kilometers from Earth, the sun has an effect on our health. The impacts of solar radiation are very varied: from tanning to sunburn, from freckles or moles to signs of premature aging, and, in serious cases, even cancer.
Skin is the first barrier that protects the human body from the sun's rays. And every day, our exposure to solar light leaves traces on our skin, according to the intensity and type of UV rays to which we are subjected. Every day, we write a new chapter in the story of our skin and the sun.
On this occasion, Françoise Bernerd, photobiologist, shares her expertise of the skin through a fascinating interview that you will find above. Françoise Bernerd has devoted her career to studying the cellular, biochemical and molecular effects of the sun, the photoprotection of sunscreens and the pigmentation of the skin.
Want to learn more about the skin? Rendez-vous from March 13 to June 3, 2019 at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris for an immersive journey – mixing sensory experiences, projections and novel devices – that takes us to the depths of our skin.
More from this topic
Dans Ma Peau : When sun meets skin
Skin is the boundary that separates our interior from the harmful effects of the outside world, especially those of the sun.
Watch how L’Oréal showcased the future of beauty at VivaTech 2019
Over 100 000 people visited VivaTech 2019. We were there to showcase the future of beauty, but if you couldn’t make it, don't despair. We’ve put together this short video highlighting all the exciting innovations we shared with the world.
Vivatech - 18th of may : Everything you need to know on our jobs @L’Oréal
VivaTech is the tech event of the year, with over 100 000 people from across the globe descending on Paris between 16th and the 18th May. L’Oreal will be there, too. One reason is to learn about and share new innovations. Another, equally as important, is to meet and greet talented people from near and far.