Hoping for some sunshine at last, although this lady might have had a bit too much sun exposure!
As you know, a little of what you like does you good. But, as always moderation is the key. I live on the sunny south coast of England, which cannot be classified as subtropical climate in any shape or form. But, the skin damage that I see on a regular basis could make you think the opposite. Even going for a stroll on a dull day could result in damage to your skin, as UVA and UVB will filter through clouds. The damage might not be visible straight away but can be accumulative through a lifetime of exposure. Small broken veins will appear, brown patches of hyperpigmentation, coarse dull skin with wrinkling and lack of elasticity, all accelarating the ageing process of the skin.
I know, I am not painting a pretty picture. Add to it a bottle of wine and 40 cigarettes a day ...........ok, enough preaching!
The majority of people I see feel that the damage cannot be reversed and that as long as they now take precaution, ie using a sunblock, all will be well. Experience has taught me that damage can be reversed with the right skincare regime. The main vitamins for skin health being Vit A, C, E and the buzz word Antioxidants. All these ingredients are found in the Environ skincare range. Damage reversal is a continous process and not occuring further damage is paramount with a suitable sunblock. Environ's RAD sunblock not only shields from UVA and UVB rays but is packed with antioxidants making you less sun sensitive with regular use.
We don't want to be all so frightened of the sun that we end up deficient in Vit D!
Cancer research advises sunlight exposure for about 20 minutes a day without a sunblock to synthetise your daily requirements of Vit D, after that, slather on the sunblock. The ulimate price to pay would be too high, with skin cancer on the increase.