Today, let's talk about the golden nutrient that holds the key to radiant skin and robust health – Vitamin D. Living in the UK, where sunshine often plays hide-and-seek, around 1 in 6 of us are a bit low on this essential vitamin. But fret not; I'm here to unravel the reasons why you need it, how to get it, and how Skinade's Derma Defence can be your ally in this quest.
If you're one of those people who tend to work from home, you might not realise that you could be deficient in vitamin D. Did you know we can't absorb vitamin D through glass? So, even if you're sat inside by the window all day (please make sure you're wearing SPF too as the UVA rays - the ones that cause ageing, hyperpigmentation and cancers - can penetrate through glass!) we are still not absorbing it, you need to get outside.
Vitamin D is an incredible nutrient and one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to get it is from the sun. Unfortunately though, when living in the UK and other parts of the world it can be very difficult to get all the vitamin D we need due to the minimal amounts of sunlight available to us throughout the Winter months - and also, even when the sun is out, are we always able to get out in it?? This is where supplements can really help and this is why I love the Derma Defence for this too.
Vitamin D: The Superhero for Immunity, Bones, Teeth, and Radiant Skin
Vitamin D isn't just a nutrient; it's your body's superhero, supporting your immune system, bones, and teeth. And guess what? It's a game-changer for your skin's radiance. Yet, with many of us facing low levels, especially during the less-than-sunny UK winters, let's dive into the details of how you can level up your Vitamin D game.
How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?
While sunshine is an excellent ally, don't forget the role food can play. But here's the kicker – only 10% of your Vitamin D intake can be achieved through diet. So, if you're not a fan of oily fish, dairy, or sunny-side-up eggs, you might be missing out.
For optimum health, here are the official guidelines for different life stages:
For Adults & Teens:
- Supplement 10ug (400iu) daily between October and Spring.
- If over 65, consider this dose all year round, especially if indoors more or working from home a lot.
For Babies & Children:
- Babies up to one year: 8.5 to 10 micrograms (340iu to 400iu) daily.
- Children aged 1-4: 10 micrograms (400iu) daily, all year round.
Why Derma Defence by Skinade?
Skinade's Derma Defence doesn't just support your skin's health with a vitamin A supplement, but it also contains Vitamin D to help support your immune system, bones, and teeth and also enhances your skin's radiance.
Unlike conventional skincare products that operate solely on the skin's surface, this innovative solution goes beyond, working from the inside out to safeguard, fortify, revitalise, and mend the skin throughout the entire body, extending its benefits beyond just facial care.
The Sunshine Quandary and the Derma Defence Advantage
Sunlight is a fickle source of Vitamin D in the UK, especially during the winter. Food helps, but Derma Defence ensures you're not missing out. A supplement like Derma Defence, with the added bonus of Vitamins A, is your ticket to radiant skin and holistic well-being.
I love to combine it with my Skinade Collagen supplement too for an added boost to my skin's health and well-being.
Thank you so much for reading,