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I am a cold weather person, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like the sunlight.
We all need some sun exposure to remain healthy. When skin is exposed to the sun, our bodies make vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones.
In Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success; Shawn Stevenson recommend getting natural sunlight exposure on your skin from your normal daily routine, but not “sun bathing.” A deficiency of natural light exposure during the day can directly lead to abnormal hormone cycles and poor quality sleep at night.
Making sure that you have access to natural light; it only takes a little time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need, is key to remaining healthy.
There is also a huge debate on the harm the sun can cause.
Sun damage to the body is caused by invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which reaches us as long wavelengths known as UVA and shorter wavelengths known as UVB. UVB radiation can cause sunburn. But the longer wavelength UVA is dangerous too, as it can penetrate the skin and damage tissue at deeper levels.
Personally, I use sunscreen daily. All year round. Its a part of my daily routine to put some on my face. That being said; I don’t often use sunscreen on my body outside of the summer months. Even in the summer months I often neglect the application process on my arms or legs after work when I go for a run.
I always tell my kids; “before you leave the house, put on sunscreen”
I even bought them each their own bottle so they don’t have to fight over it…because every kid loves putting on sunscreen.
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that all kids — regardless of their skin tone — wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Whatever sunscreen you choose, make sure it’s broad-spectrum (protects against both UVA and UVB rays) and, if kids are in or near water, is labeled water-resistant. Apply a generous amount and re-apply often.
Why I was super excited to try Sawyer is because of their Breathable Matrix. While most sunscreens hold their lotions in the top two layers of skin, Sawyer’s Stay-Put SPF 30 sunscreen uses a special technology to bond the sun ray absorbing agents deeper into the skin, uniquely penetrating where other sunscreens simply can’t reach.
Sweat and water pass over the deeply absorbed compounds without flushing the protective sunscreen away. The Stay-Put formula was engineered to spread the same volume of lotion over a larger cubic area of skin, requiring less lotion per area of skin and producing a more comfortable, breathable feel — all while providing longer protection than non-penetrating formulas. You’ll hardly even know you have sunscreen on.
The kids like Sawyer because it’s not greasy and it’s not gritty like the mineral based sunscreens I buy. Also; The Stay Put sunscreen has a nice light fragrance to it. It’s not overpowering in the least and the kids are pretty sensitive to colognes and perfumes.
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