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Should I Apply Sunscreen Gel - Is it good for Skincare

Author: Derma Essentia
by Derma Essentia
Posted: Jan 21, 2021
skin cancer

Even if there is sun hiding in clouds, it can still harm your skin by penetrating from those clouds.

Sun gives us vitamin D, but still, it gives us tan, skin cancer, and much more skin problem, even the short term exposure.

You must have thought: Doesn't the body need the sun to create its daily dose of vitamin D? Does Sunscreen gel block its production?

Here's how to enjoy the benefits of the sun while limiting the damage to your health.

In This Article
  • The sun's rays are needed to make vitamin D
  • Day at the beach: Use common sense in the sun!
  • How, when, and where to use sunscreen gel
The sun's rays are needed to make vitamin D

Your body itself synthesizes 80% to 90% of your vitamin D intake from UV B rays from the sun. The role of vitamin D is crucial for the health of your bones and your immune system, especially for protection against skin cancer.

Bad news: According to the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the majority of Canadians have vitamin D deficiency - lack of sun in winter and protective screens in summer.

Although Sunburn Causes And Its Effects On The Skin!

Day at the beach: Use common sense in the sun!

Although a short exposure is beneficial for your health, a long walk on the beach in the strong sun exposes your skin to serious dangers!

Prolonged exposure to the sun creates visible damage to the skin and other more vicious ones: UVB rays cause sunburns immediately and UVA rays cause premature aging of the skin in the long term.

What's more, when the skin is exposed to the sun for too long, too often, or too intensely, both types of UV rays create skin cancer.

The incidence of melanoma (aggressive skin cancer) has tripled over the past 35 years and yet the general population does not seem to care.

This summer, enjoy the sun safely by respecting the following criteria:

  • Cover up: a sweater for the shoulders, shorts for the thighs, and a hat covering the neck, ears, and face.
  • Sit in the shade: avoid long naps in the sun at all costs!
  • Plan your long outings in the sun before 11 a.m. and after 2 p.m.
  • Avoid sunburn: when the first three criteria cannot be met, use a
    About the Author

    We all are stuck at home due to this coronavirus all other shops and beauty parlors are closed because of this pandemic. But don't worry you’ll get more time to take care of skin and hair care at home during this lockdown period.

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Member since: Jun 21, 2019
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