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Human health sciences : Dermatology
Bronzer a tout crin ou se depigmenter avec acharnement: des modes d'addiction ethnique au gout du jour.
[en] Skin tanning and skin bleaching: ethnic addictions complying with the latest fad
FRANCHIMONT, Claudine mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
Henry, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de droit > Droit commercial]
PIERARD, Gérald mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie]
Revue Médicale de Liège
Université de Liège. Revue Médicale de Liège
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[en] Behavior, Addictive/ethnology ; Humans ; Skin Pigmentation/drug effects ; Sunbathing
[en] Sun is at the origin of life and is responsible for death as well. In the past decades cutaneous melanoma has affected more and more young adults. In the White population, sun exposures and sunbeds are pointed out as the main culprits responsible for addictive behaviour. Preventive measures to be taken aim at avoiding the effects of ultraviolet light addiction. Sunlight exposure particularly in moderation is indeed beneficial through vitamin D3 synthesis and improved psychological wellbeing. Hence, we are facing the dilemma between too much and too little ultraviolet light exposure.In the Black population, the reverse situation is prevalent. It concerns skin depigmentation which may turn out to be a caricature in some subjects.

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