Studies show that three-quarters of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin" since our bodies usually synthesize this vitamin from the rays of the sun. However, many factors have lead to the decline in us getting enough vitamin D to support healthy bones, regulate blood pressure and cancer prevention.
Vitamin D also promotes healthy hair growth and prevents hair loss. A lack of vitamin D may cause depression and bad moods. There are actually vitamin D receptors in your hair follicles!
By exposing your skin to sun exposure in limited amounts, you will actually strengthen and prevent sun damage and skin cancer as well as allowing your skin to naturally synthesize vitamin D from the sun. Vitamin D has been proven to heal psoriasis, rosacea and eczema.
So, play safe but don't make the sun your enemy!