This important announcement has been made recently: Vitamin D deficiency is shown to raise COVID-19 ICU risk 20 times and urgent trials are underway. See what skin specialist John Hamilton from Essentially Yours has to say about it.
Did you know that letting the sun be on your face and hands for just 15mins is all you need to get the best Vitamin D that your body can fully absorb? We’re working with Birmingham University to show that with our oil on the skin, Vitamin D is more quickly absorbed. Read more about the Covid-19 and Vitamin D news
If you’re spending less time outside, you may not be getting enough sunshine on your skin, Vitamin D deficiency is a real issue for us in the UK, especially if you use an SPF which completely stops you absorbing this most important of vitamins. You can read more about this and why we need to re-think our use of SPFs in the Essentially Yours blog about Sun Protection
Next week is forecast to get some nice weather, so get the oils on and get in the sun…
Some frequently asked questions for John Hamilton
Q1. Does using the oil get me a nice tan…
A1. YES absolutely
Q2. Do I need to use a SPF?
A2. No, if you’re careful, the main source of ageing and skin cancer is UVA which bypasses many SPF’s anyway but is neutralised with powerful antioxidant oils as we have. Be careful not to be in direct sunlight for long periods of time otherwise, you will get a surface to burn from UVB, but you need a little UVB for vitamin D
Q3. Does wearing a hat, clothes or being under an umbrella protect me..?
A.3 NO. Wearing a hat or in shade only stop UVB i.e. surface burn not UVA damage so put the oils on even in the shade
If you have any other questions about the sun and skincare, please email email@example.com
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