How can the symptoms of too much sun be avoided?
Everyone loves sunshine. It is the source of all life: if the sun disappeared, life as we know it would cease to exist. The sun helps our bodies produce essential vitamins such as vitamin A and D, and we all know how much a sunny day can elevate our mood.
Nevertheless, too much sun is not good for you and wreaks havoc on your skin. The sun produces invisible rays known as ultraviolet A rays (UVA), ultraviolet B rays (UVB), and ultraviolet C rays (UVC). The latter are lethal but, fortunately, cannot reach the earth’s surface as they are unable to penetrate the ozone layer.
UVA and UVB rays, on the other hand, are able to reach the earth’s surface, even on days when it is overcast and cloudy. UVA rays are known to cause sun allergies, whereas UVB rays have been proven to significantly contribute to premature ageing, sunburn, and peeling. The question is: how can these types of skin problems be avoided?