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Benefit of the sun for the skin | The importance of vitamin D

May 14th, 2020

Dr. Fernandez, founder of Environ, also emphasizes the importance of vitamin D as one of the essential vitamins for skin care.

The importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is called “Happy Vitamin” that is known as a vitamin produced by sunbathing and is a vital vitamin for health.
Deficiency of that vitamin can cause impairing health such as bone growth and feeling depressed.

Dr. Fernandez has mentioned that  the best quality of vitamin D produced in the body should be from the sun exposure rather than food.

Here, there is a contradiction from a recommending skin care – “Do not expose to UV rays!”.
However, sunbathing in the summer time between 11am to 3pm for even short hours in the United Kingdom can be recommended in order to create healthy skin*.


Vitamin D is a vitamin formed by UVB in UV rays, not UVA

By the way, Vitamin D is a vitamin formed from UVB in ultraviolet rays.
Let’s revise about UVA and UVB.

UVA is an ultraviolet ray that darkens the skin (causes pigmentation). 

UVB is ultraviolet rays that can cause sunburn. In other words, UVB is the one that can cause burning skin and redness.

It would be easy to understand if you remember A as Ageing “A” and B as Sun Burn’s “B”.

SPF is what prevents UVB.

Related article :Sun protection | Sunscreen to protect your skin from photo-aging


How to make vitamin D from the sun while avoiding photodamage

After all, sunbathing without sunscreen is not recommended in order to gain vitamin D formation. This is because the bad effects of UV rays cannot be avoided and are more harmful to the skin.

Environ Vitamin cream would give you a solution for this issue, because their active ingredients, vitamin A and antioxidants, help protect the skin from photodamage caused by UVA, while effectively helping to form vitamin D. 

That’s why Environ is believed to be the most effective cosmetic that can protect the skin from photoaging.

Related article : ENVIRON Vitamin Moisturiser | Vitamin A for repairing and regenerating healthy skin

The facial skin where you should be the most concerned about should be protected with sunscreen cream after proper skin care routine at least 30 mins before sun exposure. Then you can expose the palm to the sun, where has a low risk of sunburn, for absorbing plenty of sunlight!

Enjoy the benefits of the sun while eliminating harmful UV rays and keeping your skin healthy and beautiful.