The primary function of vitamin D is to maintain healthy bones, but it also plays a vital role in skin protection and rejuvenation.
Vitamin D supports cellular renewal and repair while helping to regulate skin metabolism. It can help prevent premature skin aging and lessen conditions like dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Lack of vitamin D can lead to a dull complexion and red, dry, or itchy skin.
The good news is you can apply vitamin D topically!
Our Alpine Phytonutrient Serum contains moringa, sea buckthorn, and argan oil which are botanical powerhouses rich in vitamin D. If you’re 50+, consider getting your vitamin D levels checked by your doctor. As we age our skin becomes less able to synthesize vitamin D from sunlight, which means we are at greater risk of developing a deficiency.
3 ways to boost vitamin D naturally
Here are three ways to get an extra boost of vitamin D and take advantage of the suns rays in a safe and healthy way.
Safe sun exposure
Spending short periods of time in the sun (15-30 minutes) in the morning or evening is more effective for improving vitamin D levels than prolonged exposure. Always wear sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, especially at midday. Post-sun skin care is also important, try our Alpine Phytonutrient Serum to help revitalize your skin.
Eat a diet rich in vitamin D
Another natural way to meet your vitamin D needs is to eat foods that are rich in it. Some of the foods that contain vitamin D include: fatty fish such as tuna, sardines, salmon, and mackerel organ meats, like beef and chicken liver free-range, organic egg yolks mushrooms, like shiitake, oyster, morel, maitake vitamin D fortified milk, cereals, and yogurt
Consider a vitamin D supplement
Sometimes the number of vitamins found in food isn't enough to meet your daily requirements. The recommended daily dose of vitamin D is 600 IU (International Units) for people under 70 and 800 IU for people aged 70 and older. Consult your doctor and get your levels checked.
Please note: Too much vitamin D can cause more harm than good. Excessive amounts of vitamin D can cause calcium to accumulate in your body, which may damage your heart and kidneys. It’s very important to stay within the limits of recommended daily amounts. If you’re unsure, please ask your doctor for advice.