- Q How much sun do I need each day?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryWe don’t want to block sunshine completely -- about 20 minutes each day is good for us -- it boosts our vitamin D and improves our mood. Beyond 20 minutes, however, and our immune system suffers. We either need to spend the rest of the day inside... Full Answer
- Q What are the risks of using sunscreen?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmacySunscreens may cause tightening or drying of the skin. In rare cases, sunscreens can cause skin symptoms including redness, swelling, acne, rashes, itching, stinging, clogged hair follicles, and pain in areas that are hairy. Some people believe... Full Answer
- Q Why should I wear sunscreen?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineAn Australian study confirmed a message I hope you'll memorize: Slathering on sunscreen daily makes you 50% less likely to develop melanoma, the most deadly kind of skin cancer, and 70% less likely to develop invasive melanoma, the worst of its... Full Answer
- Q What are the benefits of sun exposure?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineSunshine is essential for our bodies to turn specific kinds of cholesterols in foods into vitamin D, an important nutrient that helps decrease aging of the cardiovascular and immune systems. Then, the liver and kidneys convert vitamin D into... Full Answer