We who live in Indonesia given grace "watered" sunshine nearly all year round. But unfortunately, the sun is regarded as a culprit of the disease, such as cancer or the emergence of black spots on the skin. In fact, many women are also away from the sun for fear of skin turned black.
The benefits of sunlight: Excessive sun exposure can indeed damage the skin. However, the "dose" right, sunlight, it can provide a myriad of benefits for you.
Some of the benefits of sunlight, namely:
Makes you happy and happy: Exposure to sunlight triggers the hormone in the brain called serotonin. This hormone is accountable for improving your mood and make you feel comfortable and focused. Therefore, it's no wonder people are staying at the 4 seasons are rarely exposed to the sun are more susceptible to depression.
Build strong bones
Exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) from the sun will make a person's skin make vitamin D. Vitamin D plays an important role for bone health. Low levels of vitamin D were associated with the incidence of osteoporosis.
Preventing cancer: Though excessive sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer, but exposure is enough it can prevent some types of cancer, such as colon cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer.
Cure skin diseases: Based on the World Health Organization, exposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) in some cases can cure skin diseases, such as psoriasis, eczema, jaundice and acne.
Do this: Although many of the benefits you can get from sun exposure, but you still have to limit to avoid excessive exposure. The reason, excessive exposure to sunlight can get into the skin, damage the DNA in cells and cause skin cancer. In addition, you also should avoid exposure to direct sunlight between the hours of 09:00 to 16:00.
Based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization, exposure to sunlight for 5-15 minutes for 2-3 times per week is enough to get the benefits of vitamin D from sunlight. On the other hand, if you want to be in the sun for more than 15 minutes, you should not forget to use a sunscreen with SPF 15.