You will agree with me that we are currently experiencing a rise in temperature, due to the decline in our atmosphere’s natural protection, the ozone layer which protects us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. We can’t stop going out: the only way is for us to be aware of its adverse effects and how to maintain our health.


  • The sun gives off rays of light called Ultraviolet rays (UV) that can either benefit or harm you.
  • It doesn’t matter your age or skin color, everyone is at risk especially people whose endeavors entail that they work in the sun all day.
  • UV rays reflect off smooth surfaces, such as water, concrete, sand, and snow; you are more at risk in these areas.


  • Skin changes – you begin to see signs like wrinkled, tight, freckles, and dark spots on your skin.
  • Skin cancer – overexposure can lead to the development of melanoma, a severe kind of skin cancer that can spread to other areas of the body.
  • Premature aging – The more time you spend in the sun makes your skin age earlier than normal.
  • Eye injuries that could lead to blindness – UV rays pose a threat to your cornea, which can lead to blurred vision, cataracts and blindness if not treated.
  • Suppress proper functioning of your body’s immune system and skin’s natural defenses.


  1. 1. Lifestyle Changes
  • If you reside in the tropics, it’s important you plan your daily movements so as to avoid the direct sun between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. when the sun rays are at peak.
  • Use Sunglasses😎, sunscreen tanners and tinted makeups.
  • Interval breaks by getting into a shade.
  • Cover up – Wear clothing and hats to protect your skin from UV rays, especially for your kids whose skin are more sensitive🌞.
  1. Nutrition
  • Make a commitment to have these as part of your diet: Fruits rich in vitamins C and E can reduce the sunburns. Citrus (lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits), Carrots, Strawberries, Pomegranates, Green Tea, Almonds, Red Grapes, watermelon, Green vegetables, Turmeric, and Tomatoes🍏🍇🍓🍒🍅🌶🌽🍉🍋.
  1. Dietary Supplementation
  • If you will find it hard to meet up with your daily nutrition! No need to worry, there are whole food nutritional packs you can supplement your diet with.

Recognize these risks and take practical precautions, for this will help you enjoy the sun, and reduce your chances of sun-related health problems.

About Hosanna

I am Hosanna Oyibo, a Public Health Coach. I am an avid reader, personal development enthusiast, network marketing professional and a volunteer. I’m also interested in travelling, gardening, and sports. You can read about me and visit my blog with a click on this link https://about.me/hosannaoyibo. T