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Sunshine is good for us if…

Exposure to sunlight is very important to our bodies. Sun helps the body produce vitamin D, which maintains calcium levels to help form strong bones.

Our skin is the first line of defense against pollutants, ultraviolet (UV) radiation and other environmental factors. Take care of your precious possession!

What’s not so good…
Excessive exposure to sunlight (more than 10-15 minutes) without sunscreen can cause a sunburn and greatly increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

Make it your daily routine:
Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 daily, even in winter. You can get SPF in a moisturizer, but for long periods in the sun, remember to apply sunscreen. Hats, sunglasses and other coverings also make good sun protection.

A general guide to SPF

  • SPF 20 or lower is ideal for everyday use with minimal sun exposure, such as walking down the street or driving in a car to work.
  • SPF 30 or higher is recommended when spending two or more hours outdoors, even on a cloudy day, since clouds don’t block UV rays.
  • Always re-apply every two hours, after swimming, avoid or limit time during peak hours and wear protective clothing.