We all know that sunshine is important for the body as we produce vitamin D in our skin during sunshine hours and recent research has shown vitamin D to be essential for many functions in the body. A little sunshine is also great for stress relieving and we all want to make the most of the good weather when we have it. However, too much exposure to the sun’s rays can be damaging causing not only sunburn in extreme cases but also long term damage such as increased pigmentation, premature skin ageing and of course more serious conditions. We recommend limiting your time spent in the sun, particularly avoiding the sun between the hours of 11am and 3pm. If spending time in the sun during warm temperatures use a sun protection factor, drink plenty of water and after time in the sun make sure that you moisturise well with an antioxidant rich moisturiser.