My UV Patch Contest (they are currently $15/each from Target.com). I was stoked to finally get my two patches in the mail, especially since I had a trip to the beach with my girlfriends coming up. I knew that would be the perfect opportunity to try the patch to see if it really works. Since I am so fair skinned and easily prone to sunburn, I have been looking for different ways to prevent sunburn, premature aging and skin cancer.
But, why should we care about protection from UV rays? Overexposure to UV can cause premature aging, wrinkles, and other skin problems. At worse, it can contribute to skin cancer. Using the right products can minimize these problems- like sunscreens, and the MY UV Patch. The patch consists of 5 layers: an adhesive to hold it all together, photosensitive dyes, an NFC array (which allows your camera to scan for the metrics), an encapsulating layer, and medical grade adhesive for the skin.
website, all you need to do is attach the thin patch to your skin (much like a sticker or temporary tattoo). Throughout the day, as the sun touches your skin, the electronic stretchable skin patch will change color, depending of the rays detected. In collaboration with the patch, they have an app you download to your phone and you can monitor the UV levels of your location. The app will tell you to scan and rescan your patch (using your phone's camera) every hour or so and it will tell you when you need to reapply your sunscreen as well as how strong the UV rays are where you are located.