The Sun, the center of our solar system plays a vital role in our lives. With its powerful energy, the Sun impacts various aspects of our existence: light and heat, energy production, photosynthesis, etc.
But the opinions differ a lot when it comes to the impact on our physical health. There are many myths about the effects of the Sun - some say that the Sun harms our health badly. We wanted to open up this topic to dispel some myths.
Benefits of Sunlight
Let’s start with the good. What are the main benefits of the sun's rays?
Vitamin D Production: Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, which plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy bones and boosting the immune system. When sunlight interacts with our skin, it triggers vitamin D synthesis, promoting overall skin health.
Mood Enhancement: Sunlight stimulates the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with mood regulation. Increased serotonin levels will uplift your mood and improve overall well-being.
Skin Conditions Improvement: It’s not a very popular opinion, but Sunlight may even help relieve certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Controlled exposure to sunlight may reduce inflammation, improve symptoms, and promote healing in these conditions.
The most important thing you need to remember is that the safest time to go out in the sun is typically when the sun's rays are less intense, which is generally in the early morning or late afternoon. This is because the sun is lower in the sky during these times, resulting in less direct and intense exposure to ultraviolet rays. The specific timeframe may vary depending on your location and the season.
To minimize the risk of sunburn and overexposure to harmful UV radiation, avoid spending time in the sun during the peak hours of the day, typically between 10 am and 4 pm when the sun's rays are the strongest.
While spending time in the sun may be very beneficial for your skin, it still has some negative effects. Let’s explore them:
Sunburn: Long and uncontrollable exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can cause sunburn, characterized by redness, pain, and peeling skin.
Premature Aging: Sun rays break down collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, leading to premature aging signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. These changes can make the skin appear less vibrant.
Skin Cancer: Unprotected exposure to sunlight is a significant risk factor for skin cancer. Over time, the cumulative damage caused by the sun's rays can lead to the development of various types of skin cancer.
Protecting Skin With BBA
Here’s your reminder to avoid the harmful influence of sunlight on your skin and get the advantage of sunny hours of the day.
A few tips:
As mentioned before, avoid staying outside between 10 AM and 4 PM.
Stay in the shade when possible.
Cover up: try wearing long-sleeved clothes when going out in sunny hours.
Use sunscreen: sunscreen with clean formula will help to protect your skin without clogging pores or causing inflammation.
When applying your sunscreen, don’t forget that all areas of your skin need attention. To protect your lips from harmful UV rays, apply The Tinted Lip & Cheek Salve from BBA Organic. By the way, it’s always a good idea to apply it on your cheeks as well: get radiant rosy cheeks and glowing lips while keeping your skin moisturized and healthy.
At night, apply the Lip & Undereye Care Balm on your lips and the undereye area to help repair the most gentle parts of your face after sun exposure.
The Bottom Line
Enjoy the benefits of sunlight while keeping your skin healthy, moisturized, and protected. Remember, a balanced approach to sun exposure is key for maintaining optimal skin health.