THE WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE
If you are trying to beat the fire of the sun by slathering on sunscreens, you'd better read the labels. Some sunscreens may contain as much as 70% alcohol, a highly flammable liquid. One label even says "Common sense caution; flammable, do not use near flames or while smoking." It is really not very "common sense" for most people to think that the lotion they are putting on their face may go up in flames.
Smokers and barbecuers,
beware. Using these alcohol-based
sunscreens may set you ablaze.
Another caution with the summer months: Don't be so
anxious to use sunscreens. Prolonged
sun exposure, when one is not slowly adapted to it, can be harmful. But,
so too can prolonged exposure using sunscreens be dangerous. By
screening out certain wave lengths we don't really know what we are
The sun is a natural part of our environment and contributes
its own health benefits. Regular exposure of the eyes and skin to unshielded
sunlight is essential to good health. Regular unshielded sun exposure
should be a part of everyday activity. Just don't overdo it. Use
common sense approaches to sun protection such as limiting exposure
until tanning increases to protect you and wearing protective clothing
during peak sun hours. Use sunscreens made from natural ingredients
if using them.
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