They tell us not to spend too much time in the sun or we’ll risk getting skin cancer, but they also tell us we’re not getting enough UV exposure and are growing increasingly Vitamin D deficient. Finding a happy medium when it comes to UV exposure can be a tough gig, so we’ve consulted the experts to find out precisely how much time we should be spending in the sun this summer.
We all know that too long spent unprotected in the sun can cause significant skin damage and increase our risk of skin cancer. So what exactly are the benefits of spending time in the sun?
Our body absorbs Vitamin D via UVB rays, and Vitamin D is essential for bone development and maintaining musculoskeletal health. While we can obtain Vitamin D from dietary sources, these sources only contribute between 5 and 10% of our recommended Vitamin D requirements.
According to the National Cancer Council, Australians will absorb adequate Vitamin D during typical day to day outdoor activities- just a few minutes of UV exposure to the hands or arms on most days is enough! It’s also recommended that Australians use a combination of sun protection such as sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses if they’re going to be outdoors for more than a few minutes during summer, as Australia’s UV index is over 3 during these months.
In the cooler months, it’s recommended that Australians spend some time outdoors in the middle of the day without protection, when the UV Index is at its highest. A walk at lunchtime, or some time spent outdoors, are perfect examples of safe winter activities!
As travellers and sun lovers, we know the unbeatable look and feeling of a great sun tan. We also know the importance of taking a balanced approach to UV exposure to maximise benefit and minimise risk, which is why we created Melanoboost®.
Melanoboost’s revolutionary peptide technology is designed to boost the body’s natural melanin production prior to UV exposure to optimise tanning results. When melanin levels are boosted, only minimal UV exposure is required to tan effectively.
Minimum sun - Maximum tan!
If your favourite product from the Melanoboost Sun Tanning Collection isn't packed in your beach bag and ready to go, are you even ready for summer?
So many sun tanning products to choose from. Which ones will work? Which ones are just plain old coconut oil?
What to look for in a good Sun Tanning Oil...
Since the huge launch of our new Peptide Sun Tanning Oil PLUS Bronzing, many of you can't decide which oil to choose - it's just too exciting to handle! We thought we'd help you decide which one to get, by explaining the difference between the two.
This blog will help you select the right Peptide Sun Tanning Oil for you - or like most others, you might just like to have both and grab our Sunless & Sun Tan Duo Pack!
Since the launch of Melanoboost® Peptide Sun Tanning Oil, the sun tanning industry has been introduced to a new term 'melanin boosting' which has set the benchmark for the future of sun-tanning, as it has sent the industry into overdrive with claims of same.
This is no surprise to us here at Melanoboost® HQ as the technology has taken us years to perfect, and the results speak volumes!