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.
With the Labor Day weekend behind us and the official end of the summer season, most of us have already said their goodbyes to the sun, and promised to see each other again next year in the spring. Good bye sun bathing, warmth, tan and healthy glow... !
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.
A growing number of experts support the positive health effects of sunlight itself, with the implication that perhaps current sun exposure guidelines may be too rigid or even harmful. When sunlight as a whole is demonized, we at Skinergies believe in photoadaptation and narrow down to incidental sun exposure, that we should worry about.