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We live in California, it’s natural for us to want to get out and enjoy the sunshine during the summer. A healthy dose of Vitamin D is great, but did you know that it only takes 15-20 minutes of sun exposure to achieve that dose? Any longer than this and you are apt to get burned. Especially if you’re not wearing sunscreen, and sunburn is NO fun.
According to the American Cancer Society, UV rays such as those from the sun or tanning beds are the #1 cause of skin cancer. Besides sunburn, overexposure to the sun can also cause eye damage, premature wrinkles, and brown spots. By taking a few simple steps, you can avoid these risks:
For those of you wondering if there is a way to get a safe suntan, according to a Harvard Health study (and we trust Harvard), the answer is NO.