Sun exposure can be awesome and healthy for all of us. However, too much sun exposure can pose a danger and reduce the sun’s health benefits. Sun exposure, just like anything else, can be harmful if overdone. I enjoy being out in the sun, but I have to limit my time out in the sun because of my fair skin.
Just what can the very hot Florida sun do to skin? One immediate danger of too much sun exposure is sunburn. Sunburned skin can become very damaged skin with damaged skin cells and blood vessels. If skin is subjected to repeated sun damage, it can become dry, wrinkled, discolored, and even leathery in appearance. The major threat from unprotected exposure to UV rays is skin cancer. The risk of skin cancer can be reduced by avoiding skin damage from the sun.
When I go out into the Florida sun, I immediately go into protection mode, and a big part of this protection mode is to limit my time out in the sun. Since I have very fair skin, I cover up with protective clothing the parts of my body most prone to getting sunburned. I make sure to spray or slather on sunscreen and get the highest Sun Protection Factor (SPF) for my type of skin. I avoid going out in the sun in the middle of the day, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, the time the sun’s rays are strongest. I put on my sunglasses that filter out UV light.
If you feel you should have your skin checked out, for any reason, because of damage to the sun or other concerns, I would highly recommend seeing a Boca Raton skin doctor for an examination. A visit will not only put your mind at ease, it will also help you to take better care of your skin while out in the hot Florida sun.