Sun Protection Series

The Benefits of Sunlight

Summary

Sunlight has a love-hate relationship with skin. On one hand, sunlight helps with vitamin D production, may improve cognitive behavior, and may improve mood, especially among those with seasonal affective disorder. On the other hand, it is well known that sunlight is responsible for skin cancers such as nonmelanoma skin cancers and melanoma. Apart from skin cancers, sun exposure leads to photoaging in the form of wrinkles, dyspigmentation, and facial redness, where aspects of photoaging can affect both light and darkly pigmented skin. 

About this course


General
Skill level: all levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 30 min
Release date: May 03, 2019
Expiration date: May 02, 2020

Languages
English

Accreditations
American Medical Association(AMA), California Board of Registered Nursing(CBRN)

Description

The risks of sun exposure have long been known to include skin cancer, photoaging in the form of wrinkles, dyspigmentation and facial redness.  However, sunlight has significant health benefits as well.  Sunlight helps with vitamin D production, may improve cognitive behavior and may improve mood, especially among those with seasonal affective disorder.


Instructor

Alexa Herzig

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and LearnHealth, Inc.

Questions about CE accreditation or CE certificates related to this course, please contact us via email at yourcesource@synaptiv.org. For all other questions, please contact info@learnskin.com 

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