Is Apple's latest release the end of sun damage?

In the UAE, we're blessed with eternal sunshine. However, all those rays mean we have to take extra care to protect our skin. Here's how Apple's latest tech is helping us do just that
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Is Apple's latest release the end of sun damage?

The desert heat has finally lifted and tanning season is in full swing. But as much as we love hitting the beach when most people are drowning in knitwear, we know that it’s not doing our skin any good. Turns out, the folks at Apple know this too. So, they’ve teamed up with skincare brand La Roche-Posay to bring us the My Skin Track UV sensor.

The My Skin Track UV sensor not only measures both UVA and UVB exposure, but also tracks the levels of pollution and humidity in your location (the last one being something we have no shortage of here in the UAE). The companion app then uses this information to suggest personalised skincare tips and recommends products for your specific needs. Phew, is that all?

At a tiny three centimetres, the device is wearable and discreet enough to clip onto your bikini or even your watch strap for those outdoor lunch dates. Did we mention it’s waterproof and battery-free? That means you never have to charge it and it’ll last forever! We’re in love. 

The My Skin Track UV sensor aims to remind us about the importance of wearing sunscreen every day, even on our one cloudy day a year. The horrifying effects of sun-damage are cumulative and irreversible, and include premature ageing, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores and can lead to skin cancer in the future.

Unfortunately, the device isn’t available in the UAE just yet, but we're sure it's just a matter of time. Until then, wear your sunscreen!

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