When the season turns to summer, we start thinking of fun under the sun. Being outside, soaking up not just the warmth but also all that sunshine after a winter bundled up and staying indoors appeals to a lot of people. But sun exposure can do a number on your skin, especially after it’s had fall and winter to lose last summer’s built up resistance in the form of the traditional tan.
The answer is sunscreen, which helps protect your skin from the damage sun can cause with too much exposure. Sunshine is healthy for humans; it’s a direct source of vitamin D as your body converts all that sunshine into the vitamin that helps strengthen bones and boost your immune system. Sunshine also has a lot of ultraviolet rays in it though, and that UV radiation can damage your skin. Enough exposure, especially year after year, could lead to skin cancer. And even if you don’t end up needing an oncologist, too much chronic sun exposure can leave your skin leathery and wrinkled.
A sunburn is your skin reacting to too much sun exposure, attempting to prevent real damage beyond the temporary burn. High SPF, sun protection factor, sunscreen helps ward off the UV rays. The number’s a simple multiplication of how long you have until you would start burning. If you use SPF 20, you can stay out in the sunshine twenty times longer. So lather up and enjoy summer.
SOME sun is actually good for you, make sure your family is using the right kinda of sun protection! #HealthStatus
- 1There’s no need to shun the sun: some sun exposure without sunscreen is actually good for you. The key lies in moderation. A few minutes a few times a week helps restore the body’s vitamin D supplies.
- 2A high SPF is not the only thing you should look for in a sunscreen. UVA and UVB protection are also vitally important to the health & safety of your skin.
- 3It’s important to be an informed consumer when purchasing sunscreen there are all natural mineral sunscreens.
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