Most people look forward to the summer and the opportunity to spend a bit of time in the sun.
It’s well known that the sun has many positive effects: sunlight helps our body to produce vitamin D – good for bones, muscles and the body’s immune system.
Its visible light stimulates the production of endorphins that are beneficial for people suffering from depression, while its infrared light helps to improve circulation, increasing metabolism and productivity.
But sunlight can be harmful, and over-exposure can lead to serious skin damage such as: premature ageing, sun allergy and even skin cancer. It’s therefore vital to protect the face and body from the negative effects of UVA and UVB rays. This is particularly important with children’s skin, which is much thinner and more sensitive, and therefore more susceptible to sun damage, than adult skin.
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