The Benefits of exposure to the sun are often overlooked and should not be discounted or forgotten. Melatonin, for instance, which is synthesized by your pineal gland, is profoundly affected by light and dark, and proper exposure to the sun’s bright light during the day is critical for maintaining your inner rhythm
Melatonin, as I mentioned earlier, is also a potent antioxidant with cancer-fighting properties, so do not underestimate the value of daily UV exposure. According to The World Health Organizations Fact Sheet N 305 “Small amounts of UV radiation are beneficial to health, and play an essential role in the production of vitamin D.”
Little known benefits of exposure to our sun:
- Enhancing mood and energy through the release of endorphins
- Protecting against and suppressing symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Inducing nitric oxide (NO), which helps protect your skin against UV damage and offers cardiovascular protection, promotes wound healing through its antimicrobial effect, and has some anti-cancer activity
- Curing skin diseases, such as psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and scleroderma. UV radiation also enhances skin barrier functions
However, excessive exposure of your skin to ultraviolet is associated with different types of skin cancer, sunburn, accelerated skin aging, cataracts and other eye diseases. It has been proven that constant exposure to sunlight ultraviolet rays reduces the efficiency of the immune system. The harsh ultraviolet rays of the sun are one of the worst enemies the human skin could have. The origin of ninety percent of the skin cancers suffered by people are caused by sun exposure.
Negative Effects On The Skin
Excessive UV exposure results in some chronic and negative skin changes.
Cutaneous malignant melanoma: a life-threatening malignant skin cancer.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin: a fatal cancer, which generally attacks less rapidly than melanoma and could less likely cause the demise of its victims.
Basal cell carcinoma of the skin: a fast-growing skin cancer occurring more predominantly in older adults.
Photoageing: a loss of skin tightness and the development of solar keratoses.
Synchronizing important biorhythms through sunlight entering your eye and striking your retinaThis is why it is highly recommended to take safety measures each time you go out of the house, use sunscreen whenever it is sunny and limit the time you stay in the sun as much as possible. This way you can limit the side effects you could experience because of the sun. Protecting your skin from the invasive sun rays means protecting your health, so do not overlook this aspect when getting out of the house.