The sun gets a bad rap for premature aging of our skin, increasing the risk of skin cancer, and of course, sunburns during the warmer months. Now, most of us can’t completely avoid the sun for our entire lives, and honestly, we shouldn’t. Don’t forget that the sun is important for our health and wellbeing as well.
Sunlight on our skin helps our bodies produce vitamin D, which is important in so many of our body processes, such as maintaining calcium levels, keeping bones healthy and strong, and so much more. It’s pretty common to be low on vitamin D, and sunlight can help most people bring their levels up to optimal levels. However, you only need around 15 minutes per day of sunlight (depending on your skin and the sun's strength in your location) to produce an adequate amount of vitamin D.
On the other hand, too much sun can damage your skin, causing it to age prematurely while increasing your skin cancer risk. But remember that sun damage to your skin is definitely preventable!
Below are some tips for preventing sun damage and keeping your skin healthy.
Sun damage is totally preventable if you know how to avoid it. While most of us can’t completely avoid the sun, we can do our best to reduce our exposure and the damage that comes along with it using the tips below.
The most obvious would be to avoid sun exposure when you can. Don’t go out during the middle of the day when UV rays are the strongest, and stay in the shade when you can’t avoid it.
Covering up with a hat to protect your face from the sun is also very helpful when you want to go out. If it’s not too hot, you can also wear long sleeves and pants to try and cover your skin as much as possible to keep the sun off your skin.
If you think about it, the most exposed parts of your body are generally going to be your face and hands because they’re almost always uncovered.
These are also places where you start to see aging the most, so focusing on protecting your hands and face above all else can really help reduce sun damage which leads to signs of premature aging and sunburns.
When you can’t avoid sun exposure, it’s important to use sunscreen to protect your skin from its harmful UV rays. Looking for a natural sunscreen that is nontoxic and reef safe is our best suggestion.
Many facial moisturizers and foundations also have SPF in them to help protect your face from the sun. Of course, don’t forget your other body parts including your hands which are almost always exposed when you’re out in the sun. Remember, for sunscreen to work best, you should apply it before you go outside and reapply every couple of hours.
To prevent skin damage from the sun, it’s helpful to have some natural salves on hand to care for your skin if you get a sunburn.
Our Tamanu & Hemp Herbal salve is wonderful for soothing sunburns and contains hemp oil which is full of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids making it very moisturizing as well.
While a little sun is good for your health, too much sun can have the opposite effect. With a little extra precaution using the tips above, you can definitely prevent sun damage to your skin.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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