For those who think darker skins need sunscreen as much as others to protect against the nasty UV and skin cancer, this is wrong. Darker skins shouldn't use traditional sunscreen, even less daily. Let us explain.
Regular, reasonable and unprotected (ie without sunscreen) exposure to sunlight has many health benefits, starting with vitamin D synthesis and melanin stimulation, and could represent lower risks of developing skin cancer. Unusual and controversial? Maybe, but it is not us at Skinergies saying it, it’s SCIENTISTS.
Somewhere in the ballpark of 10 million Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), also commonly called winter blues. Those who experience S.A.D. are. . . well. . . sad. And you can paint the sadness on a spectrum — from mild malaise to severe depression. For those who live north of a virtual line going from DC to San Jose, winter blues is a real thing.
Sunlight is an essential factor of life, and it is necessary for each of us to maintain overall good health. Adequate and chronic sun exposure is also the best natural remedy to sun damage. We at Skinergies have been advocating for mindful and adequate sun exposure as it benefits not only our skin but also our health in general: a growing number of research shows that the lack of exposure to sunlight is becoming a critical health factor, and that chronic and non-burning sun exposure could actually decrease the risks of developing skin cancer.