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Vitamin D

What Is Vitamin D?

Our gut (via diet) and skin (via sunlight) are the two main sources of vitamin D, which is made in two forms—vitamin D3 in the skin and D2 and D3 in the gut—both of which are further adequate sunlight exposure and poor diet are two of the most common reasons for vitamin D deficiency.

“Someone’s ability to manufacture vitamin D also depends on a person’s skin type (color), sex, BMI, physical activity, alcohol intake.
The average (non-deficient) adult should aim for 600 (IU) per day in their diet.
Look to fortified foods like milk as well as salmon, eggs, and mushrooms as great food sources.

But can a vitamin D deficiency affect your skin? As it turns out, because vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor immune function, increased inflammation, and decreased insulin sensitivity, but its deficiency can negatively impact the skin. “Poor immune function weakens the skin barrier, increasing dryness and chance of infections. Increased inflammation can worsen inflammatory conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea.

Vitamin D is available in an oral supplement form for those who are deficient, in prescription topical forms to treat inflammatory conditions, and is even found in some over-the-counter beauty products, like oils and moisturizers.

Benefits of Vitamin D for Skin

The chief function of vitamin D is maintaining a calcium balance in our bodies, but it also has functions well beyond this—for instance, the role it plays in skin health.

• Decreases inflammation: “The most important practical use of Vitamin D in the skin to date is as a mild-to-moderate anti-inflammatory, used clinically as a cream in the treatment of conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo

• Protects the skin: Vitamin D may play a protective role in cancers broadly, and skin cancer specifically.

• Decreases environmental damage: As an antioxidant, topical vitamin D can also fight the damaging environmental oxidants that cause premature aging.

How to Take/Apply It

When taking a vitamin D supplement take it along with a fatty meal of healthy fats, for best absorption.

If you choose to use a topical vitamin D for anti-aging, combining it with other antioxidant vitamins, growth factors, or retinoids can create a “super” product, working on multiple anti-aging pathways.

Does a vitamin D deficiency contribute to acne?

Studies have shown that those with acne saw improvement after increasing vitamin D intake. But, always check with your physician and discuss any supplements or vitamins before adding them to your regimen.

Can you take too much vitamin D?

Yes. Among other side effects, taking too much vitamin D can cause a buildup of calcium content in the blood.1

Does vitamin D make skin glow?

Vitamin D can help improve skin conditions like psoriasis and acne, potentially resulting in clearer, brighter skin.

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