The average person needs about 35 minutes of direct sun exposure for a sufficient level of vitamin D and serotonin. Too much sunlight damages our skin beyond the common sun burn. We recommend limiting sun exposure between 11 and 4 in spring/ summer, due to higher uv levels during this time. UV levels above 6 are considered high and dangerous to our skin's health.
We recommend a diet high in dietary polyphenols to assist the skin's defense against uv light. Pigmentation (tanning) levels play a significant role in improving the skin's ability to reduce the harmful effect of uv light. Higher pigmentation levels significantly lower the ability of uv light to penetrate the skin deeply. Thus we recommend using a sun-smart strategy which builds up dermatological resiliance by gradually increasing sun exposure, especially in spring when pigmentation levels are usually lower.