Getting regular sun exposure is so important, it will help your body produce vitamin D which is vital for your overall well-being and is also promotes healthy skin and hair.
Getting some sun on your face and body for up to 10 minutes a few times a week (or preferably every day) is the best way to get some VD. Just make sure you do it in the afternoon or early morning and don’t have your unprotected skin exposed for more that 10 minuets. You don’t want to get burnt which will then have negative effects on your skin.
Some of the ways vitamin D will benefit your hair and skin include:
- Helps in the healing of skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema & jaundice. Dermatologist will often prescribe controlled sun exposure to people with these types of skin issues.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties which make it effective for treating skin injuries, skin damage and stretch marks (soldiers in WW1 would use sunlight to disinfect and heal wounds)
- It helps to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss
- Vitamin D also has a whole range of health benefits including: Stronger bones, strengthening your immune system, helps prevent Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and helps your body absorb calcium better.
Now obviously it can be hard to get out in the sun regularly. take some good quality Vitamin D supplements to really up your intake during the winter months.