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Sunglasses Increase Risk of Skin Cancer

In a groundbreaking book called ‘Survival of the Sickest,’ Dr Sharon Moalem explains that wearing sunglasses actually tricks the brain into believing it is night, thereby no producing critical Vitamin D which protects us from harmful UV rays.

His theory is cooroborated by research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology which shows that UV light hitting the eye activates a chemical called melanocyte-stimulating hormone, which in turn thickens and browns the skin to protect it from harmful rays.

Wearing sunglasses therefore contributes to an increased skin cancer risk.

I only wear sunglasses when my skin is NOT exposed to harmful rays, such as on cold winter days when I am bundled up.

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