For those with skin sensitive skin, many may not have a choice with sunscreen options, the author would recommend trying nano-zinc oxide cream or lotion sunscreens as an alternative to purely organic sunscreen formulations. However, it would be best to avoid nanoparticle inorganic sunscreens in spray or powder form, in order to minimize risk of inhalation of these particles.
Sunscreens work by reducing the UV light that gets on your skin, and it does so through the electrons in its active ingredients that absorb the UV, which convert the light energy into other less harmful forms of energy.
Living in a tropical country close to the equator where sunlight is available for 50% of the day, one cannot stress enough the importance of wearing sunscreen for skin health, overall reduction of skin concerns like melanoma, hyperpigmentation, and hastening of signs of skin aging which is associated with UVA rays. On top of that are more physically irritating and dangerous concerns caused by UVB rays such as sunburns (erythema), and production of melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer.
Gone should be the days of sedentary lifestyles, and subjecting our bodies to all-nighters, unmoderated alcohol consumption, and processed or sugar-rich food. All these factors have proven time and time again through numerous scientific studies to be the main culprits driving our poor immune system, and that serve to usher in chronic disease.
There is so much space between the words we speak, and in the events of our days, that go by unappreciated and poorly processed, and this is where the benefit of three cycles of good quality sleep really come into play. In the moments between the meetings and the phone calls, where we’re able to put our bodies into a parasympathetic state, there is a huge opportunity for creative capacity, spiritual wellness, and subconscious processing that is going to be available to us if are able to get that third cycle of sleep.