Summary of the issue

Protecting your skin from the sun

Sun radiation has destructive effects on the skin, ranging from blotchy skin rash (sunburn) to accelerated skin ageing and skin cancers. Sun exposure is the primary cause of skin cancer and the most serious consequence of radiation. However, the risks of heat stroke, sunstroke, photosensitisation and sun allergies should also be taken into account. For all these reasons, it’s highly recommended to protect your skin from the sun with a sun protection product that filters out the UVA and UVB rays responsible for skin cancer and premature skin ageing.

Sun protection for children

Because their skin is more fragile and exposure to the sun more frequent, it is imperative to protect children from the sun with clothing as well as sunscreen. And it's never too early to teach them the rules of sun exposure and good habits when out in the sun: a sunburn in childhood can be the cause of skin cancer years later in adulthood.

Protecting your children's skin





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Soothing after sun exposure

Skin exposed to the sun is fragile and even weakened. How to take care of your skin after being out in the sun? There are several essential steps to take which have two purposes: protecting you during sun exposure and moisturising afterwards.

Soothing after time in the sun

Our suncare products formulation chart

For 30 years, Eau Thermale Avène has been innovating by creating increasingly effective and safe suncare products to protect all sensitive skin types. Avène suncare products are formulated with three priorities in mind: safety, efficacy and optimal tolerance, even for the most sensitive skin.

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Thermal Spring Water to soothe your skin after sun exposure 

Ouch! Haven't applied enough sunscreen and your skin is turning red? Quick - take matters into your own hands! Find some shade or put on clothing that effectively protects your skin. Then refresh your skin by applying a damp towel, taking a shower or spraying skin generously with Avène Thermal Spring Water.

Repeat as many times as necessary. Drink plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated and apply a repair cream or gel to soothe your sore skin. If blisters appear, consult your doctor to avoid the risk of infection.

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