If you're avoiding the sun for fear of melanoma, you may want to rethink your strategy. Studies suggest there are many roads that can lead to melanoma but they don't all include the sun.
Benefits of Sunshine on Your Bare Skin
Health care officials’ recommendations to avoid sun exposure unless you’re slathered in sunscreen have deprived humans of their fundamental need for sunlight
Dr. Paul Saladino, author of “The Carnivore Code,” delves into the many reasons why sunlight is so essential it could even be described as a nutrient
Nitric oxide is produced in response to UVA and this leads to vasodilation; there are also beta endorphins produced in your skin when it’s exposed to UVA and UVB
Exposure to UV light has benefits to the immune system; it affects cellular differentiation and can improve wound healing
Outdoor workers have been found to have a decreased risk of melanoma skin cancer compared to indoor workers; consumption of linoleic acid from seed oils may increase your risk of sunburn and skin cancer
The key to gaining the benefits of sunlight while minimizing the risk of sunburn is to gradually build up what Saladino refers to as your solar callus