As skin care specialists, we counsel clients on the negative effects of sun exposure. We also speak on the dangers of overexposure, which can cause sunburns and extensive skin damage. It is always recommended that clients use of an effective sunblock that provides a broad spectrum of protection against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure.
Sunblock should be applied before and during exposure to the sun. If a person is consistently in-and-out of water, or sweating heavily, sunblock should be applied frequently.
Other safety precautions include taking a vitamin D supplement rather than using excessive sun exposure as a source of vitamin D. It’s also important to avoid tanning beds. Remember, the sun is most dangerous near water and between the hours of 10 a.m and 4 p.m.