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How To Protect The Skin From Sunburning?

by Angelika

Angelika's Question:

Hello Andrew!

Summertime! Sailing! You cannot stay all the time inside the boat. What would be the best to put on the skin? And lips?

Thanks :)

Andrew's Answer:

Hi Angelika.

Protection from the sun is a complicated topic, with issues of vitamin D, cancer, and skin damage all playing a roll in your decision making.

The simple answer is: never let yourself get burnt. By the time the skin is burnt, serious damage has been done, some of which is irreparable.

However, this does not mean we should avoid the sun, or that tanning is bad. Quite the opposite. Keeping yourself out of the sun completely will certainly destroy your health and, ironically, increase your chances of having cancer problems later on.

Finding a balance can be tricky, but it's doable.

I suggest you stay away from sun block and make use of umbrellas, awnings, hats, and loose-fitting, light colored clothing to protect yourself when you've gotten enough sun.

This is a topic that I get into in considerably more depth in my ebook, The Raw Food Lifestyle.

Also, you may be interested in reading more about the roll vitamin D in our health, and how supplement pills are not the answer to a lack of it in this article.

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