MR. SUN! PLEASE SHINE DOWN ON ME?

skin expose to sun“Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on me.” As the famous line for a children’s song goes. Oh yes! It is wonderful to feel the sun on your skin. But do we know the risks and disadvantages of having the sun shine down on us for TOO long? During my elementary years, we have been taught at school that the sun is a good source of Vitamin D. But that was a long time ago when the ozone layer hasn’t been damaged yet.  So what are the harmful effects of sun exposure? Does the sun give you wrinkles? Does the sun give you cancerous diseases? Let’s try to find out.

Now, the sun gives off ultraviolet rays and these ultraviolet rays if used at a minimal amount or with the right amount that our skin needs to take, it may help in the curing of diseases such as psoriasis and jaundice in newborn babies but when you get exposed to UV rays too much; there is a big chance of getting exposed to sunburn and skin cancer. So then and again, the question goes like this. For beauty concerned citizens, does the sun give you wrinkles? Well, the answer my friends is yes. During our elementary years, we were taught in school that sunlight is a good source of Vitamin D, but that was  during the ages when the ozone layer was yet undamaged. Nowadays, the sun is nothing but harmful from approximately 10 in the morning up till 3 in the afternoon. During those times, we are all suggested to stay away from the sun and if inevitable; apply sunscreen and wear protective gear such as hats and sunglasses to make sure your skin doesn’t get burned by the excessive heat of the sun.

The sun may be beneficial but we also have to minimize our exposure for the betterment of our health. To the question “does the sun give you wrinkles”; the answer will always be the same for everybody. Yes it does, but it is also within our own reach to see to it that we don’t age ahead of time because of excessive exposure to sunlight.

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