The Fitzpatrick scale: why it’s important to know your skin type | Patient

Do you tan easily, or start to go pink as soon as you step out in the sun? The Fitzpatrick scale could help you better protect your skin this summer.
— Read on patient.info/news-and-features/why-its-so-important-to-know-your-skin-type-this-summer

I think part of the secret to a protective tan is length of exposure time each day. A fair skin friend of mine tans very well for over 35 years because she does it slowly each year. No moles, lesions, psoriasis, basal cell carcinomas, melanomas have ever occurred. Interestingly, nudists/naturists have lower cancer rates than non-nudists.

Humans need protective sunshine for at least strong bones. And the psychological benefits are well known. See for example Dr. Aileen Goodson’s text, ‘Therapy, Nudity & Joy, Elysium Press, 1991.

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