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The Sun enhances your Mood

Days full of sunlight make people feel better and have more energy and it also increases the levels of serotonin in the brain, which is associated with improved mood. The lack of sunlight in winter triggers more depressed mood.

Vitamin D you only get by exposure to the ultraviolet light in sunlight. BUT only 15 minutes of sun exposure is needed to provide all the Vitamin D you need.

Sunshine should be enjoyed in moderation to avoid painful sunburn, heat rash, wrinkles and skin cancer.

We all need some sun exposure.

Too much unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin damage, eye damage, suppression, and skin cancer. Even people in their twenties can develop skin cancer.

Skin Cancer

The worst consequence of long-term exposure to the sun is the development of skin cancer. ln order of how often they occur: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma.

Wrinkles/Aging

We associate wrinkles with aging, but sun exposure is a significant factor in their development and how early they appear. UV light damages collagen and elastic tissue in the skin. The one factor worse than UV light exposure for aging and wrinkling is cigarette smoking

Protection from the Sun

Sunscreen must be applied 20 minutes before going out in the sun and should be reapplied after two hours in the sun and after swimming or heavy sweating. You can also protect yourself with UV filtering sunglasses. It’s also best to cover your skin with clothing and wear a hat.

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