The heat of the sun provides your body with the much-needed Vitamin D, but the sun’s UV rays can also harm your skin by causing premature aging, wrinkles, sun spots, and even skin cancer. With July being recognized as UV Safety Month, Renewing Serum CE provides info below on harmful elements and good benefits of the sun’s rays and how it correlates to Vitamin D.

The Good and Bad of UV Rays

The Sun’s Rays are Bad?

The sun releases UV rays that can harm your skin and can cause premature aging. Hence, it is best to protect your skin.

1. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. If you are going to the beach or if you have plans to bask in the sun, sand, and sea, then apply sunscreen.
2. Wear sunscreen, especially from 11 in the morning until 3 n the afternoon, when the sun is at its peak.
3. Wear sun protection like sunglasses and hats. Wearing sun protections can help prevent wrinkles, sunspots and other skin damage caused by the UV rays.

Benefits of Vitamin D

The heat of the sun is a great source of Vitamin D. Even 10 minutes can give you a much-needed Vitamin D boost for the day. Having enough Vitamin D helps regulate the absorption of nutrients like calcium for stronger teeth and bones. Regular bathing in the sun for 10 minutes or so can support minimizing bone problems like osteoporosis or fragile bones and osteomalacia or soft bones. Vitamins can also help regulate the absorption of phosphorous in the body and also help facilitate your body’s immune system. Hence, making your body strong to fight off bone diseases and illnesses.

If you can’t get your daily dose of Vitamin D through the sun, you can through the food that you eat. Some food like yogurt, milk, salmon, egg yolk, shrimp, cereal, orange juice, and many others are good sources of Vitamin D. And to further aid you in taking enough vitamins, you can also take Vitamin D supplements.