Heliotherapy: Benefits of the Sun Far and Beyond Vitamin D

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Most are well aware that sunlight exposure is a means to increasing vitamin D levels, yet at the same time we are told to avoid sun exposure especially at midday as it has been implicated in skin cancer, skin damage and premature aging.

The truth is that sensible, non-burning sun exposure preferably at midday with no sunscreen applied is critical to health and not just because it can dramatically boost Vitamin D levels into optimal range.   There are many other benefits the sun provides our skin and body that are not commonly known by most people.  These natural treatments using the sun are traditionally known as heliotherapy.

While Vitamin D is crucial in healing and maintaining skin health, the benefits of sunlight exposure go much deeper. I first personally experienced this when my acne and skin was at its worst. I would notice that during vacations to the beach, my skin became dramatically clearer with no breakouts. Nothing else changed besides my time in the sun. In fact, my diet was less stringent and sleep wasn’t as important when I was younger. To this day, my skin never looks better than when I am in tropical sunny weather.

Turns out this idea isn’t so strange after all, as both history and current treatments have shown the sun’s healing ability to be true. Read more on this here as a guest blog I wrote for the Healthy Home Economist, and find out how to make the most out of your time in the sun. 

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hjhjMost are well aware that sunlight exposure is a means to increasing vitamin D levels, yet at the same time we are told to avoid sun exposure especially at midday as it has been implicated in skin cancer, skin damage and premature aging.

The truth is that sensible, non-burning sun exposure preferably at midday with no sunscreen applied is critical to health and not just because it can dramatically boost Vitamin D levels into optimal range.   There are many other benefits the sun provides our skin and body that are not commonly known by most people.  These natural treatments using the sun are traditionally known as heliotherapy.

While Vitamin D is crucial in healing and maintaining skin health, the benefits of sunlight exposure go much deeper. I first personally experienced this when my acne and skin was at its worst. I would notice that during vacations to the beach, my skin became dramatically clearer with no breakouts. Nothing else changed besides my time in the sun. In fact, my diet was less stringent and sleep wasn’t as important when I was younger. To this day, my skin never looks better than when I am in tropical sunny weather.Most are well aware that sunlight exposure is a means to increasing vitamin D levels, yet at the same time we are told to avoid sun exposure especially at midday as it has been implicated in skin cancer, skin damage and premature aging.

The truth is that sensible, non-burning sun exposure preferably at midday with no sunscreen applied is critical to health and not just because it can dramatically boost Vitamin D levels into optimal range.   There are many other benefits the sun provides our skin and body that are not commonly known by most people.  These natural treatments using the sun are traditionally known as heliotherapy.

While Vitamin D is crucial in healing and maintaining skin health, the benefits of sunlight exposure go much deeper. I first personally experienced this when my acne and skin was at its worst. I would notice that during vacations to the beach, my skin became dramatically clearer with no breakouts. Nothing else changed besides my time in the sun. In fact, my diet was less stringent and sleep wasn’t as important when I was younger. To this day, my skin never looks better than when I am in tropical sunny weather.

– See more at: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/heliotherapy-benefits-of-the-sun-...

Most are well aware that sunlight exposure is a means to increasing vitamin D levels, yet at the same time we are told to avoid sun exposure especially at midday as it has been implicated in skin cancer, skin damage and premature aging.

The truth is that sensible, non-burning sun exposure preferably at midday with no sunscreen applied is critical to health and not just because it can dramatically boost Vitamin D levels into optimal range.   There are many other benefits the sun provides our skin and body that are not commonly known by most people.  These natural treatments using the sun are traditionally known as heliotherapy.

While Vitamin D is crucial in healing and maintaining skin health, the benefits of sunlight exposure go much deeper. I first personally experienced this when my acne and skin was at its worst. I would notice that during vacations to the beach, my skin became dramatically clearer with no breakouts. Nothing else changed besides my time in the sun. In fact, my diet was less stringent and sleep wasn’t as important when I was younger. To this day, my skin never looks better than when I am in tropical sunny weather.

– See more at: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/heliotherapy-benefits-of-the-sun-...

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