It's the first long weekend of the summer and we couldn't be more thrilled!
Our body needs sunshine! Vitamin D, also known as the 'Sunshine Vitamin' is produced when our skin is exposed to sunlight. UVB rays provide the energy from cholesterol in our skin cells for Vitamin D Synthesis to occur.
Vitamin D is a vitamin that we don't get enough of as few foods provide natural sources of vitamin D. This is why doctors always recommend taking a Vitamin D supplement.
Vitamin D is essential for optimal health. A Vitamin D deficiency can result in loss of bone density which can contribute to osteoporosis.
While we can't wait to get outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and get our fill of Vitamin D - the recommendation is 10–30 minutes of midday sunlight, several times per week, we need to take the proper measures to defend our skin.
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) represents the degree to which a sunscreen product will protect you when you’re out in the sun. It is recommended to apply sunscreens with an SPF of 30 for optimal sun protection.
Lack of adequate sun protection compromises and weakens our skin, promoting fine lines, discolouration, and sensitivity
Here are our Sun Care favourites! Get smart about sun care application and reapplication while you enjoy the sun!