Ask Nurse Colleen: Spring Tanning

sunLet’s face it, it was a long winter. Now that it is spring and the sun is shining North Bayites are getting out.

Due to North Bay’s location on this planet, our tilt toward the sun at this time of year provides added ultraviolet rays. This will make our outdoor flowers more vibrant in colour and our skin burn.

The recommended dose of sun on our skin without sunscreen is 20 minutes. This gives us natural vitamin D and helps our sleep gland work.

If you are out longer than 20 minutes make sure you wear sunscreen. Enjoy!

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