Sun Exposure – is it harmful or helpful?
Whether sun exposure is helpful or harmful to our health is an ongoing debate between the slip/slop/slap sunscreen sector and the need for healthy vitamin D conversion enthusiasts.
This is an argument which will go on for some time, as there are many economic factors associated with keeping us covered in sun screen.
Does UV radiation induce skin breakdown? Yes it does. Does excess sun exposure deplete antioxidants? Yes it does. Is sun exposure good for our Vitamin D production and therefore beneficial to our skin and health? Yes it is.
We will delve into this issue a little bit deeper in another Skin Tip. But in the meantime, remember that some sun exposure is important, but you should avoid a lengthy time in the sun and protect delicate areas such as the face.
And to combat any damage done via free radical damage it is really important to use skin care products with antioxidants such as Kakadu Plum which has powerful levels of vitamin C or Mountain Pepper Leaf extract which has astounding antioxidant properties.