You control your sunburn

Well, to some extent. 

Think about the last time you went to the beach. You now the drill. Some people will burn in fifteen minutes and others won’t burn for hours, even if they are the same skin tone. How can this be the case?

It’s because of the medication they’re taking. Yes, maybe. But why?

Each person perceives time differently. Remember, time does not exist. So it’s your perception of time that actually either speeds up or slows down your actual sun exposure. The greater amount of strain you have in your life [there are all kinds of sources], the less time you can stay in the sun without burning.

It sounds ridiculous even writing it, but just think about it. We have proven that our perceptions of time effect aging, menstrual cramps, puberty, and blinking. Your perception of time controls how much damage the sun can do to you in the same amount of time as someone else.

What about skin cancer? It’s a real thing. Sunscreen helps prevent it, but what sunscreen does is shield you from the suns rays. And your body benefits from the sun. Oh, and there are types of skin cancer that people get in places the sun doesn’t touch.

Skin cancer is essentially the latter stage of skin aging. The risk factors for skin cancer are age, fair skin, radiation, smoking, and being a guy. If you’ve read any of my other posts, these shouldn’t surprise you.

Why do men get skin cancer so much more often than women? It’s the same reason that women live longer. Generally speaking, they perceive time slightly better than men. Meaning that your average woman will be more patient than your average man, but just not for reasons your thinking. One hour for a man will just seem much longer than it will for a woman. This obviously varies from person to person, and from day to day. 

Old people get skin cancer more often. The average age of melanoma is 63. And we’ve proven that aging starts in the brain.

Your skin can still recover and adapt. So wear sunscreen, or don’t. But sunscreen or not, when you get burnt it’s time to cover up.  So here’s a crazy idea, your skin is a living thing, just like your muscles. We stress our muscles to get stronger. Allow them time to recover, and repeat. That’s how we should view sun exposure.

Ok. So what do I do now? Just continue living your life. Start thinking about what you’re doing every day that makes you burn faster than all of your friends. Because that’s what’ll kill you. Not the sun.

Sources:

  1. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-art-and-science-aging-well/201702/why-do-women-live-longer-men
  2. https://www.melanoma.org/understand-melanoma/preventing-melanoma/facts-about-sunscreen
  3. https://www.cancer.gov/types/skin/melanoma-photos
  4. https://www.skincancerprevention.org/skin-cancer/risk-factors
  5. https://gis.cdc.gov/Cancer/USCS/DataViz.html
  6. https://www.skincancer.org/healthy-lifestyle/anti-aging/seniors
  7. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-does-sunscreen-protec/
  8. https://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts
  9. http://www.abc.net.au/health/features/stories/2014/01/28/3930977.htm
  10. https://www.quora.com/Are-there-more-cases-of-skin-cancer-near-the-equator

 

 

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