These 5 skin problems indicate a vitamin D deficiency

Your skin problems can betray a vitamin D deficiency

Do you have more skin problems during the winter than in the summer? Then there’s a good chance you have a vitamin D deficiency. You don’t get to see a lot of sun in the winter, of course. People with dark skin or people who are above 50 are often recommended to take vitamin D supplements because they don’t produce as much vitamin D as other people. But even if you’re not part of these two groups, you might still have a deficiency. These five skin problems can indicate a vitamin D deficiency.

You can easily fix a vitamin D deficiency during winter by taking supplements.

1. Sweat

Huh, sweat? Yes, excessive sweating can be a symptom of a vitamin D deficiency. Do you walk around with beads of sweat on your upper lip or a wet back during winter? Take supplements or take a walk in the afternoon sunshine a bit more often and see if it helps.

2. Dull complexion

Does your skin look dull or greyish? This is also a known symptom of a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is produced by the skin as a reaction to sunlight. If you don’t produce enough vitamin D, your skin won’t be able to renew itself properly, which causes it to look dull. You probably also have dark circles under your eyes in this case.

3. Fine lines

Vitamin D acts as an antioxidant. This means that it combats the factors that cause wrinkles and fine lines. So if you have a vitamin D deficiency, you will develop fine lines (and eventually wrinkles) more quickly. However, this is, of course, a bit contradictory with the source of vitamin D: sunlight. UV rays from the sun cause your skin to get wrinkles more quickly as well. That’s why you should never go into the sun without sunscreen.

Go to the next page for the other two skin problems that might point to a vitamin D deficiency!

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