Cool weather sunbathing🌥
🪶 As the days get shorter, there are still benefits to getting outside.
I hope your Fall season🍃is off to a great start🚀! Today's natural living tip is that this is a great time to... sunbathe!?
Yes, it turns out that exposing skin to low-intensity sunlight has many benefits. For example:
solar preconditioning early in the morning gives up to SPF 15 protection for the rest of the day
infrared light boosts collagen production in the skin (goodbye wrinkles!)
any amount of light boosts availability of ATP energy in the skin
solar post-conditioning in the evening speeds up healing of any skin damage from the day
cool weather releases feel-good endorphins
So, even though you can't get Vitamin D when the sunlight is low in the sky, you should still get out!
Read the full review here: Infrared and Skin: Friend or Foe? (2015)
That's all for today, but you can always review the archive at nikkofujita.substack.com. I will send more research about "smart solar exposure" in my upcoming emails…
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