Absolutely not! unless you have a special condition or you’re under specific medical care, your vitamin D intake should come from direct exposure to sunlight, and from your diet. Sunlight is free and sunlight generated vitamin D is the best for your body. Scared of sunburn and skin cancer? Well, this is another story and there’s a way to get the good without the bad.
Millenials are experiencing hair loss at an alarming rate, and vitamin D deficiency is partly to blame. Hair loss can be humiliating, especially at a young age, so it’s important to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D. Spending time outdoors and eating food rich in Vitamin D during the winter are two ways you can ensure you’re getting enough vitamin D for healthy living.
Winter sun skin damage affects many people as they simply don’t understand UVA radiation. While sunburn-causing UVB rays get most of the headlines, UVA is harmful too. If you don’t protect your skin during the winter, you may experience skin damage that leads to photoaging. No matter the season, even low levels of the sun’s radiation adds up over time and can cause harm to our winter-weakened skin. So always remain sun smart, especially under the winter’s sun.
There’s a strong correlation between sun and flu prevention. Make sure you’re getting enough intentional and mindful time in the sun in the summer so that you can go into flu season healthy and strong. Although extensiveexposure to harmful UV rayscan damage your skin and potentially cause skin cancer, it’s important that we get adequate amounts of vitamin D in the summer to remain healthy. . . especially during flu season.
Everyday, we are very likely to experience incidental sun exposure, without even noticing it. Whether the sun is out or not, in the city or in the countryside, these moments of sun exposure adds up and are the main cause of sun damage. So how can we better understand and control them?