Sunkissed summer days might feel like a distant memory at this point. Winter brings the threefold struggle of shorter days, longer nights, and weather that’s difficult to spend time out in. Add all these up and you’ll find yourself missing out on some Vitamin D. Vitamin D is helpful in all sorts of ways to your body, helping you absorb calcium, promote bone growth, and generate healthy muscles. Without enough Vitamin D children can develop rickets, or soft bones, and adults might end up with osteomalacia, or misshapen bones.


Vitamin D works within your body to help it absorb calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate, and zinc. All of these things work to protect your muscles, heart, lungs, and brain. Vitamin D can also increase longevity and bone health, decrease risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular disease, and improve the immune system.


Your body absorbs Vitamin D through mild sun exposure, but too much of course can be a detriment to your sun in other ways. Especially as the weather is cold it can seem strange to need SPF, but making sure to put on a high SPF will protect your skin, allowing the benefits of Vitamin D without the negative effects of sun exposure and risk of skin cancer. To get a good balance of the positive effects of the sun without the negative effects, it is recommended that you enjoy the outdoors two to three times a week using proper sun protection measures.


Other ways you can get Vitamin D into your system are through vitamin supplements; foods such as oily fish, red meat; egg yolks; and fortified foods – such as some fat spreads and breakfast cereals.


Bubbles and Botox, Northern Kentucky’s Neurotoxin, Dermal Filler, and Microneedling experts, encourage all customers and clients to take care of their skin this winter. We’re here to help answer any questions you may have about your skin and it’s proper care. Offering a wide range of solutions to your skin care conundrums, Bubbles and Botox works with each client to create a care plan that will help meet your specific skin care goals. 

Original Source Content: Arizona Dermatology