The Sun Really Bad For You?
Is the sun really bad for you? In a nutshell, if
you abuse it, it is bad for you, but what isnít bad for you when you
abuse it? The truth is in moderation the sun ďon your skinĒ is VERY
good for your health. Even fair skinned individuals can bask in the sun
in moderate doses. There is too much media scare hype about how the sun
causes skin cancer. Many things cause cancer when you abuse them.
We Need The Sun Absorbed Into Our Skin
We need the sun absorbed into our skin pores
because that is how we receive real Vitamin D. Vitamin D is an important
vitamin for health that helps us to have a strong immune system.
Many people are not aware that they may be deficient in Vitamin
D. The body that is lacking
in this crucial vitamin is more prone to bone disease and weakness,
rickets, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, osteoporosis,
lowered immune system, and many forms of cancer.
Vitamin D is needed to utilize calcium in our body.
Itís fairly easy to eat plenty of calcium rich foods but having the
calcium actually absorb into our system is another thing. Without
adequate amounts of Vitamin D, the calcium we receive from the foods we
eat, will not properly absorb into our body. Now were lacking in two
How Much Sun Do We Need For Proper Vitamin D Dosage?
If we lay out in the sun all day, before our skin
has a chance to be ready for all-day sun, we will burn. This burning on
the skin is what causes cancer! If we abuse the sun when we are children
and into adulthood it does extensive damage to the skin cells. Some skin
cells can become so damaged they never repair themselves.
Moderation is the key. You must allow your skin to get
used to the sun in doses. Fair skinned individuals should only spend
fifteen to thirty minutes in the sun daily.
By doing this they will be getting adequate amounts of Vitamin D.
Darker skinned individuals should lay out for thirty minutes to an hour
every single day. The most skin exposed to the suns rays the better.
Donít be intimidated by the sun. The sun will
treat you right if you treat it right. Vitamin D is stored in the blood
for a several weeks and in the fat for a few months. In the winter
months you can eat your vitamin D. This is exactly what supplements are
for, to supplement. Foods with high levels of Vitamin D are cold-water
fish, tuna fish, cod liver oil, milk, and fortified orange juice.
When to Apply Natural Sun Blockers
If you are going to make it a day at the beach,
lake, skiing, or anywhere where you will be in the sun most of the day
then you will want to use something on your skin. Here is the rule to
remember. If you wouldnít eat your sunscreen then it is bad for your
health because what you put on your skin absorbs into your bloodstream.
Chemicals in sunscreens have been known to cause reproductive problems
so you will want to use something natural made with botanicals.
Studies have revealed that eating a lot of dark
green and red fruits and vegetables gives some protection against
burning when in the sun for longer exposures. Look for sunscreens with
green tea extract, zinc oxide, and jojoba as the active ingredients.
The bottom line is sunshine on your skin in
moderate doses is very healthy. We should bask in the sun every single
day. Remember if you want
to lay out for longer periods work yourself up to it first.
Donít be afraid of the sun! The sun heals wounds, improves skin
tone and complexion, helps rid acne, and even diminishes the appearance
of scars, cellulite and stretch marks. Enjoy the suns rays!