Even though our ancestors have genetically prepared us to handle exposure to sunlight, intense or prolonged exposure does impose a certain amount of extra stress on your skin.
And, while lathering yourself with sun cream may seem like a good idea, there's another completely natural way to prevent sunburn.
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Is this excruciating heat keeping you indoors? It doesn't take long in the sun in this kind of heat to burn. And, sunburn isn't just painful and ugly when you start peeling, it increases your chances for skin cancer, so prevention is key.
You can lather yourself with sunscreen but most of them contain harmful chemicals so they're not ideal. They also stop your body from converting UV rays into ... ››› more
You can get skin cancer in summer, too
Just because it's raining doesn't mean you should stop worrying about sun exposure. Sunburn - and even skin cancer - can happen even in winter months!
The Skin Cancer Foundation reported that one in five people will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Even during cold weather, you're subject to ultraviolet radiation in the form of UVA rays.
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No one sets out to get sunburned, but the pleasant distractions of warmer weather - the longer, sunny days, the beckoning beach and losing track of time in the garden - all make it easy to forget that extra coat of sunscreen, or the need to take a break in the shade.
Of course, it's best to practice sunburn prevention and stop a burn before it starts, seeing as those it's one of the main cause... ››› more
It's going to be a scorcher around the country this week. This as temperatures are expected to return back to the mid-20s and stay there. With this, comes an even bigger danger that extended periods in the sun will result in painful sunburn. If this happens to you - or a loved one - use these natural remedies to deal with the discomfort…
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With temperatures in South Africa already soaring into the mid- to high-20s, it's clear the next few months are going to be scorchers. While we're not complaining, you might if you get sunburnt. And while you should always slap on sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, there are things you can do to prevent sunburn from the inside out…
If you think sun protection is just about slapping o... ››› more
It's an all-too-familiar dilemma for many people in summer: You head outdoors into the sunshine with the expectation of a golden tan only to retreat indoors a few hours later looking like a boiled lobster. In a few days' time, your lobster shell peels away leaving you once again with a complexion that has come to be known as ‘pasty white'. But it doesn't have to be like this. Read on to discover... ››› more
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