Statistics show that many of us don’t get a good amount of vitamin D, which can be partially blamed on a healthy habit: wearing sunscreen. It blocks vitamin D as it defends you from sun damage.
However, help may be on the way in the form of a new ingredient that could eventually replace common UV filters found in creams and cosmetics.
According to an article in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, researchers found that an ingredient called Uniprotect PT-3 protected against oxidative and UV damage at a level comparable to that of an SPF 20 formula, but it allowed for the production of vitamin D in the skin at the same time.
It may be a while before we see this technology permeate products, so until it’s available, you should continue wearing traditional sunscreen and seek out vitamin D in healthy foods and supplements.
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