Dangers from exposing yourself to the sun’s harmful rays are being discussed more than ever before. Researchers and specialists continuously publish articles on the subject. In 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modified its regulations on how sunscreens and lotions can be labelled in the United States. In May 2012, the Government of Québec announced it was to table a bill to prohibit minors from using tanning salons.
It’s very important to understand the dangers associated with overexposure to the sun. It is easy to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful ray; however, despite the studies and research on the negative effects of the sun, people still expose themselves to it every single day. To better understand the negative effects of the sun on the skin, check out this picture that was published in an article of the New-England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on April 19, 2012. The article features a picture of a man: half of his face is completely affected by overexposure to the sun. The man was a delivery truck professional, which explains why only half of his face was affected by the sun’s rays.
The journal also explained that the sun is responsible for:
The harmful effects of the sun no longer need to be proven. Skin aging is primarily attributed to sun exposure. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen before going outdoors!
Did you know that emu oil is not a photosensitizer? It is a natural protection against the sun; we recommend that you use it in addition to your regular sunscreen.