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Things Students Do Not Know About Sun, Skin, and UV Rays

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Things Students Do Not Know About Sun, Skin, and UV Rays
Things Students Do Not Know About Sun, Skin, and UV Rays
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Vitamin D

This is sufficiently provided by the sun and it's free. For a fact, Vitamin D is a basic fat-soluble vitamin that is acquired in sunlight. This enhances the cholesterol in our skin. In this lieu, we can say that sunlight is a key substance in forming a healthy immune system, combating free radicals, prevention of cancer and soothing down the chronic inflammation. All of these reasons promote health and longer life.

But due to global warming, we should be more aware of the instances that we may encounter sooner.

Skin needs protection

Skin is a vital part of the human body. Since skin is the most exposed area of you, extra care is needed. We need to limit our sun exposure as the sun's rays emit an abnormal amount of UV rays nowadays. The most extreme radiation is between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. But as far as we want to avoid exposure to sunlight sometimes our regular routine just doesn't permit us to do so. All that we can do is self-care. We should wear protective clothes and glasses when we go out. Choose long-sleeved shirts, long pants, hat, coated sunglasses, and most importantly the application of sunscreen.

Consumers know that overexposure on the sun's UV Rays may result in skin cancer. That is why many people are using a sunscreen with SPF 45 or higher just to protect the skin. In fact, an SPF is a number telling how much UV radiation is blocked. For example, coconut oil bears an SPF 4, which blocks the sun's UV Rays by 75%. Additionally, this amount of skin shield means that there are about at least 45 minutes of sun exposure. An SPF 15 can block 94%, an SPF 30 can block 97%, an SPF of 40 can block 98%. Any number above this only results in small percetage of additional protection.

Strongly formulated sunscreen can  

A lot of chemicals used in sunscreens are not tested for safety, because we do not basically use sunblock. Also, these chemicals can cause cancer in patients due to its harmful elements found in the formulation. The skin is the largest organ in our body and it will absorb anything that is typically placed on. Upon getting thru the skin, it will likely to go with the flow of our bloodstream. Do you prefer chemicals like octyl salicylate, butyl-methdiebenzoylmethane, and isopentenyl-4-methoxycinnamate to mingle with your bloodstream? So it is better to protect yourself with naturally formulated sunscreens.

Take note that zinc oxide and titanium oxide are the most popular elements in the sunblock. They are used to block the UV rays of the sun. Upon applying these ingredients on the skin they can actually form free radicals. These free radicals are the main reason to become more prone to cancer, chronic inflammation, and cell damage.

Never disregard the importance of using sunscreen protection whenever needed. You don't have to be in the tropical part of the world in order to have a concern about skin damage. To avoid skin diseases acquired from UV rays such as skin cancer and solar elastosis you need to protect your skin and one way is to use sunscreen.

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