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.
Absolutely not! unless you have a special condition or you’re under specific medical care, your vitamin D intake should come from direct exposure to sunlight, and from your diet. Sunlight is free and sunlight generated vitamin D is the best for your body. Scared of sunburn and skin cancer? Well, this is another story and there’s a way to get the good without the bad.
Sun allergy is quite common. Polymorphous light eruption, or PLE, affects millions of people and comes with a host of irritating symptoms like redness, rashes, pustules, and blisters. There are other sun allergies as well, and these include solar urticaria, drug-induced photosensitivity, acne aestivalis, and others. The best offense against sun damage and sun allergies is a strong defense of prevention.
Because symptoms are similar, telling the difference between windburn and sunburn can be difficult. Skin-damaging UV rays cause sunburn, while cold and windy weather causes windburn. Sunburn poses a long-term health risk, and may even cause skin cancer. While windburn is harmless in the long-term, but still leaves your skin red and irritated after a day of hiking, skiing, or even just walking in the park.
UPF is SPF for your clothes. It stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, and rates your clothes on how well they protect your skin from harmful UV rays. UV Standard 801 is the most trustworthy UPF testing method. So whether you spend time in the sun for leisure, sport, or work, it’s important your clothing protects you from harmful UV rays that could lead to skin cancer.