Ever since I turned 30, I’ve noticed small changes in my skin at the end of each summer. New freckles, a new wrinkle, some pigmentation, etc. Each year, I tell myself that “next summer, I’ll be better” about protecting myself from the sun. Now don't get me wrong, there is no question that an appropriate dose of sunlight can be beneficial to our health.
Sunlight helps us create a vital nutrient, Vitamin D, which is used by our bodies to regulate hormones, balance mood, fortify our immune system, and strengthen our bones and connective tissue. The sun also has antibacterial properties which make it great for clearing up acne. That being said, it is still crucial to use good judgement and practice safe sunning when you are out.