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Vitamin D: Why It's Important in Your Skin Care Business

By: Celeste Hilling
Posted: February 28, 2013, from the March 2013 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Mushrooms are an excellent source of vitamin D.

Mushrooms are an excellent source of vitamin D.

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The best tactic skin care professionals can use to help clients improve their balance is to encourage clients to take an inside-out approach to vitamin D. In addition to eating fish, mushrooms and vitamin D-enriched foods, encourage clients to apply a daily dose of vitamin D underneath their sunscreen. After all, you are educating them to use sun protection daily, so it’s simple to add an application of vitamin D right before the sunscreen goes on for a daily dose of safe sunshine.

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  4. JE Swartzburg, The Benefits of Vitamin D: Bone Health and Beyond, The Wellness Reports, University of California, Berkley
  5. www.webmd.com/food-recipes/guide/are-you-getting-enough-vitamin-d
  6. MF Holick, The Vitamin D Solution, Plume, New York (2011)

(All websites accessed Jan 9, 2013.)

With two decades in the beauty and wellness industries, Celeste Hilling is the founder, CEO and product formulator for Skin Authority, and is a respected speaker and media resource on skin care, healthy lifestyles, self-esteem and business.