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Your Skin And The Good Things The Sun Does

Jan 22, 2008
Ninety percent of the vitamin D in your body is a result of your skin's exposure to ultraviolet light. This makes vitamin D one of the only vitamins you don't really have to pay for. The other 10 percent can come from a supplement or certain foods, but really a 15-minute walk is more beneficial than either of these things.

Keep yourself safe and full of vitamin D by limiting your sun exposure to 10 to 15 minutes, heeding the skin cancer warnings. Vitamin D is fat soluble meaning that it is stored and dissolved in your body fat as opposed to water soluble, which is not stored. This all means that the 15-minute walk will allow you to benefit from the affects of vitamin D for months to come.

Q. Vitamin D and Why it is Good for My Skin?

For many reasons, vitamin D is good. It is linked to preventing some skin cancers because it is believed to protect skin cells from cancer-causing DNA damage. Those with psoriasis can effectively treat it because of the active ingredient, calcitrol. This aides the immune system and prevents lesions.

Q. Vitamin D and Why it is Good for My Body and Mind?

Sunlight benefits cannot be denied; they include: improving your mood, treating and preventing heart disease, several types of cancer, tuberculosis, heart disease, flu and colds. The risks of not having enough vitamin D include: depression, liver and kidney disease, possibly colon and other types of cancer, and softening of the bones, which could lead to rickets, a disease that stunts growth, and osteoporosis.

Q. Where Can I get Vitamin D, Other Than the Sun?

Supplements and injections are available and inexpensive and the vitamin D will stay in your system for quite some time. Vitamin D can be found in liver, milk, eggs, cheese, and in oily fish like tuna, mackerel, and salmon.

Treat yourself well daily by taking your vitamin D, however you choose. This will improve your skin fitness and overall fitness.
About the Author
Author Sara Musfeldt created SkinFitnessFacts.com to help people achieve fit skin. The website has info on removing acne scars, acne dieting tips, acne rosacea, and acne laser treatments.
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