Sunlight: a Natural Way to Fight Stress and Protect your Health
Categories: Health & Nutrition
Like Everything Else, Sunlight Should Be Enjoyed in Moderation
Sunlight has many health benefits. However, you should keep exposure moderate. Factors such as skin pigmentation, time of day, and how much skin is exposed all determine the healthiest dosage of sunshine for you.
Those with fair skin should spend no more than 10 minutes outside during the hottest time of the day without sunscreen. After that, the risk of developing skin cancer increases.
Those who tend to tan and not burn can get about 15 minutes of sunlight exposure without sunscreen, while those with darker skin may require up to six times the sun exposure of a fair-skinned person to reap the benefits of vitamin D.