Vitamin D is often called the 'sunshine vitamin', mainly because sunlight pushes your skin to produce it, Now obviously sunlight comes with UV rays, the whole shebang, but vitamin D production is one of its serious plus points, Vitamin D's benefits extend waaay beyond skincare. It helps your body to better absorb calcium, keeping bones and teeth as strong as they can be, and gives your immune system a kick up the bum to boot.
Skincare wise, it helps to minimise acne, pep up elasticity and increase collagen production. What's not to love?
Vitamin D has also been proven to boost your mood too, and studies have shown that it also helps to fight the symptoms of depression.
The sun does come with a heap of warning signs, yes, but in terms of vitamin D, a little goes a long way. 10 minutes of midday sun is enough to see you through. That said, if you're deskbound all day during winter, arriving in the dark, and leaving in the dark, even that might be hard to lock down, especially if grey wintery clouds set in. In that event, reach for the supplements, try the DLux Vitamin D Spray, £7.95, a single spray a day under your tongue is all you need.