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4. Myth: If You Wear Sunscreen All the Time, You can Develop a Vitamin D Deficiency.

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, and, yes, soaking up the sun gives you a lot of it. However, the sun isn’t your only source of Vitamin D — you’ll find plenty of it in the foods you eat everyday. What’s more, small amounts of Vitamin D can still be make its way to your skin even if you’re wearing sunscreen. In the end, fear of a vitamin D deficiency is a poor excuse for not protecting yourself.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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8:56AM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

I don't agree with using sunscreen. It adds toxins to your body, and especially for small children, the load can be quite heavy, and our bodies need to have sun on our skins to produce the best type of D3 and K2. Between sitting inside 24-70 staring at games and the boob tube, and slathering on sunscreen so you're "protected," there's an epidemic of D3 deficiency growing. The key is not to stay our for 20 million years at a time, but get outside and enjoy the sun au naturale.

8:01AM PST on Mar 2, 2014

I might have known most of what the post says, but sometimes other people repeat so often misleading information that we end up not knowing what is true and what is not!! Now I'm sure about a few things! Thanks much!

4:12AM PST on Jan 18, 2014

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8:16AM PDT on Oct 9, 2013

Great info.

8:35PM PDT on Oct 4, 2013

Interesting thanks

3:13AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

SPF's make my skin red and rashy.

6:29AM PDT on Aug 26, 2013

I never wear the stuff, I just don't burn.

9:57PM PDT on Aug 23, 2013


9:56AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

good to know

3:53PM PDT on Aug 14, 2013

There does seem to be pro's & con's about the use of sunscreen. The common sense approach might be better. The use of sunscreen has shown to significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer, but as with everything offered on the market to-day, it still has hidden downsides...

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