How do we protect our skin from the sun?

Protecting our skin from the sun is important for maintaining healthy, youthful-looking skin. The best way to protect our skin is with a combination of avoiding sun exposure, wearing sun-protective clothing, and applying sunscreen. To avoid sun exposure, try to stay in the shade when the sun is at its strongest and wear a hat to protect your face. Long-sleeved shirts, pants, and sunglasses can also provide protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Lastly, sunscreen should be applied liberally before heading outside and reapplied every two hours. With a few simple steps, we can protect our skin from sun damage and keep it looking and feeling healthy.

Written by

Lance Stroud, Mar, 13 2023

How much sun exposure is enough to ruin your skin?

Sun exposure is essential for our health as it helps to produce vitamin D in our skin. However, too much of it can cause severe damage to the skin and lead to different types of skin cancer. The sun's UV radiation can damage the skin even in short periods of time and it is recommended to limit exposure to direct sunlight, particularly during the times when the sun is at its strongest. It is important to wear sunscreen and protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses and long sleeves in order to protect the skin from sun damage. Additionally, it is important to check the skin regularly for any signs of sunburn or damage.

Written by

John Stromberg, Mar, 9 2023