Weirdly, the Coronavirus is to blame
A skin-center in Drenthe has put out a warning about spending too much time in the hot weather this week, reports RTV Drenthe.
Naturally, sun-bathing in 30 degree weather will always bring a higher risk of sun burns (and worse), but the Coronavirus has meant that there is less in the atmosphere to soak up harmful rays. Confused? Well, with fewer planes in the skies, lower numbers of cars on the road, and a dialing down of industry, there are less pollutants in the sky.
These pollutants and emissions are associated with all manner of respiratory problems, and of course the further degrading of our natural environment, leading to global heating and possible cataclysmic consequences. But, weirdly, they also soak up harmful UV radiation.
“During the corona crisis, you have much less car and air traffic. As a result, there are considerably fewer CO2 particles in the air and fewer clouds from airplanes. This ensures that sunlight penetrates more easily on the skin. Due to the consequences of Corona, there’s a greater chance of being burnt, “explains skin therapist Jiska Boer of Huidzorg Drenthe.
“Sun-cream is very important, not only in this warm weather. Because you can already burn in March. Using sun protection, and avoiding the sun in the middle of the day are important points to limit the chance of burning. What many people do not know either is that you can also burn in the shade, especially with this sunny weather, “adds Jiska.
Too much sun on the skin can ultimately result in skin cancer, according to the skin therapist.