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Sunburns: Our Skin's Natural Inflammatory Response To Overexposure

Sunburns: Our Skin's Natural Inflammatory Response To Overexposure

June 28, 2018

Author: Lily MazzarellaWhat is a sunburn, really?   When our skin is overexposed to sun, UV radiation causes damage to our skin cells’ DNA—and therefore, the loss of the cells’ all-important ability to self-repair.  In the short term, our skin responds to overexposure by releasing chemical and cellular mediators of inflammation—what we see and feel as the red, hot, swollen (and sometimes blistering) misery of sunburn.   

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Having a Healthy Relationship with the Sun

Having a Healthy Relationship with the Sun

June 20, 2016

Author: LaurelHumans have had a natural relationship with the sun since far before sunscreen came along – a relationship based on common sense, intuition, and being present by listening to one’s own body. 

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