Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, is absolutely essential for the overall health, beauty, and longevity of the skin. The link between Vitamin D and strong bones has long been established but that’s not all Vitamin D can do. Beyond its calcium absorptive capacity, Vitamin D helps trigger skin cell growth and optimize the immune system of the skin to help fight free radicals that cause ageing. Adequate amount of Vitamin D in our body also helps reduce acne, boost skin elasticity, stimulate collagen production, enhance radiance, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Naturally, our bodies create Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight and dietary sources of Vitamin D include fish, cod liver oil, mushrooms, liver, eggs, cereal, and dairy. This, however is not always enough since it depends on sunlight intensity/frequency and how much of the Vitamin D rich food one actually consumes. Since, Vitamin D deficiency increases thinning and fragility of the skin, causes bone deformities, reduces immunity levels; it extremely important to ensure that Vitamin D levels stay at normal levels at all times.
Too much of anything isn’t good either, which is why staying in the sun for too long or consuming Vitamin D rich products in excess can cause burning and accelerate skin ageing.