Contrary to popular belief…
The Sun is not something to be feared and avoided like the plague.
To elucidate our sometimes silly human efforts to control nature I’ve provided an example:
While sunscreen can serve a very useful purpose (Just ask my ex who burned to a crisp after my unsolicited advice to avoid sunscreen altogether).
Unfortunately, I didn’t have the foresight to mention the importance of slowly building a base tan as an alternative.
Regardless, most sunscreens simply prevent sunburn (by blocking UVB rays).
They do not block the “harmful” rays (UVA & UVC).
So what does?
Turns out melanin, our body’s natural protective response to sunlight exposure, the elusive and highly sought after “sun tan”, does the trick.
Who would have thought?
Just like plants, humans needs sunlight to grow, be healthy, and function at our best:
- It boosts serotonin levels in the brain.
- Is essential for Vitamin D production.
- And, eye exposure to natural light increases alertness and ability to focus.
So, make sure to stock up during the week.
All the best,