Summer might be over, but sunlight is not going anywhere: the sun will still rise and set, bathing us with natural light and who says daylight says UV. And particularly UV-A.
The time of year, the type of weather (clouds or no clouds), where you live and where you spend your time (indoors or outdoors) impact the amount of sunlight you’re exposed to, and consequently the amount of UV radiation and the potential damages. The closer you move towards the equator, the higher the levels of UV radiation. And those who think that being inside eliminates risks, they are wrong.
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.
There’s a strong correlation between sun and flu prevention. Make sure you’re getting enough intentional and mindful time in the sun in the summer so that you can go into flu season healthy and strong. Although extensiveexposure to harmful UV rayscan damage your skin and potentially cause skin cancer, it’s important that we get adequate amounts of vitamin D in the summer to remain healthy. . . especially during flu season.
Photoaging happens when our skin is repeatedly exposed to harmful UV rays. Common symptoms are wrinkled and sagging skin, pigmented spots and loss of skin tone, among others. You’ll likely see the skin damage in the areas most often exposed to the sun; ie. face, neck, hands, and legs. Always be mindful of the sun and protect yourself against dangerous, cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation.