The main thing your skin is seeking from the sun? Vitamin D!
One might say that your skin and the sun have a very complex relationship. In fact, studies have shown it. They need each other, yet spending too much time together can result in a lot of unpleasant things - like sunburn, sun damage and skin aging, just to name a few! The main thing your skin is seeking from the sun? Vitamin D. The fat-soluble vitamin is essential for bone health, cell function, and immune health; it has anti-inflammatory properties and is crucial for healthy skin.
Yes, we can get the vitamin from the sun via receptors in our skin (proteins in your skin convert the vitamin D from the sun’s rays into vitamin D3), but it’s a risky one as the sun’s UV rays can damage skin cells, resulting in accelerated skin aging, brown spots, and skin cancer. There’s also the issue of climate. If you live in a region that frequently has overcast skies, you’re not going to get much vitamin D from the sun anyway. Which creates a whole new dilemma. The buzzy vitamin has been available in oral and topical supplements, but now there’s another way of getting it – via a skin treatment product called Weather-Proof Sunlight Drops. There’s never been another option or cosmetic product that can counteract a negative effect of climate change on skin’s appearance!
What does vitamin D do for skin?
Studies have proven many benefits vitamin D has for the body (as mentioned above), but how does it affect your skin specifically? Vitamin D is linked to skin cell growth, cell metabolism, and cellular repair. It may also play a vital role in preventing skin aging. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that telomeres (end caps on your strands of DNA that shorten with age) were longer on those with higher serum levels of vitamin D. Shortened telomeres are associated with accelerated skin aging. We also know how vital vitamin D is for the skin based on what happens when deficient in the vitamin. Research has shown that vitamin D deficiency can reduce skin’s barrier function. The barrier is the outermost layer that helps keep moisture in the skin and irritants out. When the skin’s barrier doesn’t function properly, it gets microscopic tears, allowing water to escape and giving irritants and allergens a fast pass into your skin. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to dry, itchy skin and inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. There are visible effects, too: skin that doesn’t get enough sunlight tends to look pasty and dull.
Can you get vitamin D topically?
You may have seen some skin creams that contain topical vitamin D, but can they really boost the skin’s supply of the vitamin? Unfortunately, the clinical evidence is lacking. Vitamin D is an antioxidant and known to have anti-inflammatory properties (which is why it’s used in topical treatments for psoriasis), which can help quell inflammation topically. Still, it’s unlikely you’re going to boost the body’s natural supply of Vitamin D3 through a topical moisturizer. So how can you get the benefits of the sunshine vitamin without sunshine? A micro-targeting treatment called Weather-Proof Sunlight Drops. This topical skin booster works to help skin fight off the signs of aging caused by extreme weather or environment-related skin stressors (like too much or too little sunlight). A few drops mixed into your daily moisturizer transforms it into a concentrated, customized treatment weapon for your skin. The breakthrough formula has a new and specific weather-proof functionality to elevate your usual moisturizing product so it becomes a climate-centric treatment. The Sunlight Drops contain WeatherHydraMoss, a complex that combines Pour Moi’s patented GeoHydraDynamic Complex, which helps skin self-adjust to the climate it’s in, with MossCellTec™, an ingredient shown in a clinical study to improve the expression of the cell nucleus health markers in aging skin cells. It’s also been shown to help the skin adapt to climate-related changes. The Sunlight Drops also contain a cutting-edge vitamin-D-like ingredient derived from chicory root, which mimics the effect of the sunshine vitamin in the skin, fighting the appearance of skin fatigue: dull, dry, aging skin.