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Why You Need to Raise and Maintain Your Vitamin D Levels

 width=We may well need to be reminded about how many of us are Vitamin D deficient. And such a common deficiency is association with many health issues - including osteoporosis, depression, Alzheimer's and more. We have written about several of these health issues in the past.

A reminder includes these points

  • The best way to raise your vitamin D levels is through sunlight with just 15 minutes of sun in the middle of the day (to as much bare skin as possible) in the summer a few times per week for those who are fair skinned. The darker your skin, the longer you need in the sun. Stay until the skin starts to turn a light pink color.
  • It is the UVB rays striking exposed skin (without sunscreen, of course) that produce vitamin D - and not the UVA rays which only tan the skin without producing vitamin D. Both UVA and UVB rays damage skin.
  • The further you are from the equator, the longer the winter months and the less vitamin D produced during the course of the year. For example, in much of North America it is NOT POSSIBLE to produce Vitamin D in the winter—even in the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest point, meaning that it is necessary to supplement with Vitamin D3.
  • Even if you are producing Vitamin D, you don’t make an endless amount of it. After sufficient sun exposure, your body stops producing Vitamin D and any excess sun exposure beyond this amount can block Vitamin D production.
  • It is a very fine line between the correct amount of sun exposure for Vitamin D production and too much leading to sun damage. Ideally, you should go into the sun close to midday, spending sufficient time to produce vitamin D before covering up or moving into the shade. Refrain from showering or bathing with soap for several hours after your time in the sun. To avoid sun damage, try to expose those large areas of your body that don't normally see the sun while covering up those areas that are more often in the sun. This helps you to maximize your Vitamin D production without further damaging areas of your skin that are could already be over-exposed.

The extra supplements you need along with sun exposure

There are additional supplements you can take to prevent and/or treat sun damage. Astaxanthin is one such supplement. One downside of sun exposure is a decrease in Vitamin C levels in the skin so take plenty of additional Vitamin C.

Take good care of your skin

The area of skin around the eyes is very delicate and sensitive, requiring careful handling. In fact, the eye contour has the thinnest and most fragile skin on the entire face. It is lacking in sebaceous glands and collagen and elastin fibers. The eye contour is the first area to show signs of aging. Our own range of natural products will provide all the tender loving care you need for your skin without a single drop of synthetic ingredients. For example, Simply Eye Serum is 100% natural, safe and gentle, working to nourish and hydrate your skin as well as improving texture while Simply Skin Vitamin Oil is a one of a kind with its nutritional blend of oils to feed the delicate skin on your face. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and Omega fatty acids, all essential for the balance and nourishment of your skin. Those are two of the products in the range, there are several others.  width= width=