Is Your Skin Ready for More Time Outdoors?

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SkinHealth-webAs we look forward to warmer weather and enjoying more time outside, it is wise to first consider what that means for our health, especially our skin.

While sunlight, or more specifically its ultraviolet B rays, is important for boosting our skin cells’ ability to produce vitamin D, it is only needed in small doses. A fair-skinned person in shorts and a tank top, unprotected by sunscreen, soaking in the midday summer sun for just 10 minutes can produce about 10,000 international units of vitamin D[i] — well above the 600-800 IU daily intake recommended by the Institute of Medicine.[ii] Continue reading “Is Your Skin Ready for More Time Outdoors?”