There is no hiding from the sun. Whether you are indoors or outdoors, one will definitely feel the presence of this amazing energy source. The sun’s energy output and gravitational pull is obviously an essential part of ensuring that the Earth keeps functioning as it should. It keeps the planet from spinning out of control, aids in the growth of plants, and acts as a natural source of energy. The sun also provides a great deal of effects your skin. While some can be beneficial, other effects may be more on the negative side.

The Truth About the Sun

The sun helps provide your body a daily dose of Vitamin D. Did you know that Vitamin D helps in keeping your bones and teeth strong and healthy? It is also believed to support minimizing certain diseases and illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes and even some types of cancers. The sun is a natural source of this particular vitamin. So the next time the sun’s rays shines down on you, don’t act like a vampire. Enjoy the warm natural feeling on the skin and let some Vitamin D into your body.

Unfortunately, not everything about exposing the skin to the sun’s rays is good. As they say, too much of a good thing can also be bad. The most common problem that people experience when staying out in the sun for too long is gaining a painful sunburn. While this is uncomfortable in itself, prolonged and constant exposure can lead to more dangerous and permanent damages to the skin. The sun depletes the skin’s natural moisture, thus making it look all dry and wrinkly. Premature skin aging is no laughing matter because it can become quite costly to deal with, not to mention that it will make a person look older than he or she really is. And that is not all. Overexposing the skin to the sun’s rays can potentially cause some serious medical conditions such as skin cancer.

When it comes to exposing the skin to sunlight, we have to be very careful. Like everything else, anything in excess is bad. Remember to put on some strong sunscreen regularly to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. Enjoy a bit of sunlight in the morning but not for too long. And finally, always keep hydrated with ample amounts of water to keep the skin supple, radiant and protected from being dehydrated and all will be well. And don’t forget to moisturize each day with Erase Repair HA.