This Genius Product Monitors Your Sun and UV Exposure

Sensor your sun exposure and make sure kids don't get burned with this brilliant and easy-to-use patch.

We don’t need to tell you about the harmful effects the sun can have on your skin (like the fact that 5 sunburns before the age of 20 increases your risk of melanoma by over 80%), but we do need to tell you about a new way to monitor just how much of the golden stuff is raining down on and your kids! La Roche-Posay’s My UV Patch (free with the purchase of any Anthelios Sunblock) is the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV radiation in real-time. The heart-shaped patch adheres to skin (like the back of your hand), you apply your sunscreen as you normally would and then as the photosensitive dyes within the patch come in contact with UV rays, they change color. The patch is connected to a mobile app, (that takes your personal skin tone into account) that quantifies your UV exposure so you know when you’re bordering on getting too much.

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