Sunburn: The Gift that Keeps Giving

hot-sunEcclesiastes tells us that there’s nothing new under the sun. Therefore it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Douglas Brash of Yale Medical School tells us to wear our sunscreen. What might seem new, however, comes once you have gotten out from under the sun. Brash’s study discovered that the harmful effects of solar radiation keeps on doing their damage for more than three hours after you get back under cover.

What this boils down to is that exposure to the sun doesn’t just keep our skin cooking for three hours after we go inside but also increases the possibilities of us joining the 2 million Americans who are diagnosed with skin cancer annually.

To preserve the skin that God stuffed into at your birth, do the sensible things: wear a hat, put on sunscreen, minimize your exposure to the heat of the day. That’s not news. Like I said, there’s nothing new under the sun.