22 May The good, the bad, & the sunny! How this will harm your skin?
Your skin is the mirror to your body that reveals the stories of your life. From the occurrence of acne in your teenage to the radiant glow of pregnancy & the sunspots of aging, both your age and your health are reflected in your skin.
Positive Effects of the Sun
The rays of the sun provide warmth and light that boost your general feeling of well-being and stimulate blood circulation. Some UV rays are essential to the body as it encourages the production of vitamin D.
- Enhances Your Mood
- Relieves Stress
- Improves Sleep
- Provides Vitamin D
The Harmful Effects of the Sun
Everyone who goes outside is unprotected from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Staying for a long time in the exposure of sun can be harmful. It is essential to know the harmful effects of sun exposure.
- Sun Damage to the Eyes
- Heat Exhaustion like headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness, thirst, heavy sweating etc.
- Skin Cancer
- Occurrence of moles
- Lowered immune system
- Skin diseases like vitiligo, psoriasis, dark spots etc.
How to protect yourself from the sun?
The damage done to our skin which is affected by sun exposure can be prevented. Limit yourself come into the contact with sun to protect your skin against early skin wrinkles, damage, and disease. Before stepping outside don’t forget to apply sunscreen. It must be applied 20 mins. before going out and after swimming or heavy sweating. You can also protect yourself by eating proper diet, keeping yourself hydrated, wearing +UV filtering sunglasses, full sleeves clothes or a brimmed hat. If you are going to be outside for long time, sit under a cover of a building, an umbrella or a tree that has shade underneath.