Sunbathing is an integral and much loved part of most people’s holiday but recent
reports of over exposure to the sun causing skin cancer have
made many people wary of spending too much time in the sun. However
paradoxically the over use of sun screens can actually have health problems in itself
and under exposure to the sun can also be detrimental to our well being.

Too much high factor sun block can delay sunburn, which is of course an important reminder that
you have had too much sun, and in addition it can block the
bodies manufacture of vitamin D which in itself helps to protect
us from skin, breast and prostate cancer and is invaluable for boosting the immune
system in general. Vitamin D also offers us protection against osteoporosis
and sunlight can, believe it or not, play a part in lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

Another danger with using sunscreen is due to the fact that they tend
to only screen the UVB rays which cause the sunburn and not the UVA
ones which actually inflict the cancer causing damage. Therefore people
mistakenly feel protected but in fact end up putting themselves at great risk
as is evidenced by the continued growth in malignant melanoma, skin
cancer, despite increased use of sunblock creams

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