The long term beauty benefits of sun block
Jul 25, 2012, 8:18 a.m.
Beauty is more than just skin deep, but the fact remains that the first part of overall beauty seen is in a healthy complexion. Getting enough exposure to sunshine is also very beneficial to your general health. Still, no one wants to look like worn leather! Wise consumers avoid potential problems caused by intense ultraviolet (UV) sun rays with the benefits of sun block.
High on any list of tips for great skin is use of sun block. In addition to protecting your skin, sun block makes it possible to enjoy time outdoors without worrying about damaging your health. You get Vitamin A from sunshine, and even from just 10 minutes a day. Use sun block to extend safe times of exposure. Your skin will tan moderately, which in turn brings added protection against harmful rays. Many sun block lotions, gels and creams have light fragrances and conditioners to keep skin soft and healthy.
Safe exposure to sunlight allows you to benefit from the healing properties of sunshine, effective against problems like acne, athlete's foot and other surface infections, while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Sun rays are also antiseptic, able to kill some viruses, bacteria and other skin surface afflictions. Sunlight encourages blood circulation, and increases growth of both red and white blood cells. White cells boost immunity while red cells carry more oxygen to your body.
Added to these benefits of sun block use is the fact that sunlight can enhance and improve your moods. Some studies indicate that sun bathing is an effective help to fight certain diseases. By use of sun block, you gain all the benefits of good sun rays, shield your body from harmful rays and you can enjoy long term beauty benefits. Moderation and protection are your keys to safe sun exposure; use sun block every time you will be outdoors for more than a few minutes.
- Select a sun block protection rated with broad spectrum SPF (sun protection factor) values of at least 15 or higher; the higher the SPF number, the greater the protection.
- Avoid sunbathe between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun is most intense.
- Wear cover-up clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats, long loose sleeves, pants, and sunglasses.
- Reapply sun block during sun exposure, especially if you are in the water or sweating.
The FDA also has a short, informative video about sun exposure posted online at YouTube. A complete list of sun block information is also available at their website.
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