“A little coffee. A little sunlight. Your troubles will get smaller”
Are you scared of Sunlight?
You must have heard of how Sunlight causes damage to the body and you even worry about getting cancer.
But science tells you a different story.
Exposure to Sun, in small amounts especially early in the day, is good for you.
The problem comes when you are greedy and wish to have all the benefits of Sun exposure in a short time with long exposures.
How much exposure is enough?
My friend, this a tricky question.
It depends on your skin tone- those with fair skin require 15 minutes and ones with dark skin need 30 minutes of exposure.
If you use sunscreen, the duration can be more.
Why do you need Sunlight?
It stimulates Vitamin D3 production in the body, which is essential to prevent hair loss, and improve bone strength + it boosts a chemical in our brain called Serotonin and you are pretty well know that Serotonin is associated with happiness & focus and is said to be a happy hormone.
You will be surprised if I say Sun cures skin conditions. Psoriasis, Acne, Jaundice and eczema are treated by UV radiation exposure.
What about the Vitamin D diet?
Dietary vitamin D is a must, apart from exposure to sunlight.
This you can get from dairy products, fish, eggs, Cod-liver oil and almond milk.
And the negative impacts of Sunlight exposure?
“Perhaps too much of anything is as bad as too little” Edna Ferber
I feel anything too good is bad always.
It can be short-term or long-term skin damage.
- Short-term exposures in some may cause pain and skin blistering
- Long-term exposures can cause dryness of the skin, wrinkles and age spots (pigments) can occur
- Prolonged exposure may lead to skin cancer
- Dehydration and heat stroke are rare but one must be aware of the same
How to enjoy the Sunlight?
Enjoy the sunlight with proper protection.
Apply the required Sunscreen before leaving the home.
What is human Sunshine?
“A smile is the same as sunshine; it banishes winter from the human countenance”
Thank you for your visit.
Take care, my friend.
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