One day my friend, husband of a medical practitioner,
told me that he had sunburnt his nose, forehead and cheeks
during an afternoon walk he took along the beach in Melbourne.
He was not happy at all, blaming himself for not applying
a sun protection cream. I asked him, whether he had his sunglasses
on. "Of course", he replied, "why did you ask that ?".
"Because your sunglasses are responsible for your sunburn."
"??", he couldn't hide his surprise. "Our eyes are very
important sensors for our body. By wearing dark sunglasses
in the presence of a bright sunlight you just fool your
entire body, so it thinks that it is really dark and
adjusts its entire metabolism to perform in the dark", I
explained. "As a consequence, your skin is not at all ready
for any exposure and you get your sunburn", I continued.
Most people adopt the official belief of our medical authorities, that the
sunlight is dangerous to skin and causes dreadful incurable
diseases such as skin cancer.
The truth of the matter is that the Sun and its light are
absolutely essential to any form of life on Earth,
including us. Try to admit for consideration that diseases
currently attributed to the Sun could be caused by a great
multitude of factors, including toxic diet and careless
There are two things, you need to know to take benefit
from solar radiation and protect yourself from its dangers
- Don't overexpose yourself. Sun radiation is very intensive
during certain hours of the day. The damage our "civilization"
does to the Earth's atmosphere, especially the ozone layer,
doesn't help either. Make sure that you are in a shade
or wear a shirt and a hat during that time. Remember,
that your body needs time to adapt to any condition,
including a high intensity radiation and to change its
metabolism to prepare your skin. Gradually, you can train
your body to cope with full sun for the entire day, but
be very patient and careful, observing what your body
is telling you. If your skin is sensitive, you have to
be extra careful.
- When wearing sunglasses remove them every 3-5 minutes
for 10-30 seconds to let your body know about the
complete spectrum of solar radiation. For example,
on a ski lift remove your goggles. Note, that if you wear
a proper hat you may actually not need sunglasses, because
your eyes are in a shade. If you wear correction lenses
in a bright sunlight, you should remove them too from
time to time, exactly like sunglasses. Most lenses do
not transmit any uv rays, so by wearing them you seem
to misinform your body.
Have fun with your clean non-greasy body and save some
money too !