15 Jun '14, 1am

Do we have this #sunscreen thing all wrong?

Do we have this #sunscreen thing all wrong?

According to new research, certain types of sun exposure may help prevent – not cause – skin cancer. Is it time to ditch the sunscreen? Not so fast! According to a recent report from Nautilus magazine , we shouldn’t necessarily leave sunscreen at home when we head to the beach. In our day-t0-day, though, a little bit of sun might just help prevent melanoma and improve our body’s vitamin D levels. Related Reading: 4 Best Food for Your Bones (and the 4 worst!) I know. You’ve been told your whole life that we should use sunscreen any time we’re exposing our skin to the sun. I remember a health class lesson where they talked about sun exposure adding up, even if you’re just going from the house to your car, and back in again. A new body of research is indicating that it’s exactly those short-term periods of sun exposure that do our bodies the most good. This idea is actually n...

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