S is for Suntan

Warm sunshine feels great on my skin. I love to sit and soak it up, get a little sun-kissed color.

My health practitioner recommends 20 minutes of daily, unblocked sunshine especially in the winter months. We tend to spend too much time indoors these days: air conditioning feels better than sweat, our technology binds us indoors, most people work indoors, school just started and on and on and on.  Sunshine is our natural source for Vitamin D. It doesn’t have to break down from a pill form to then spread through our bodies for health benefits. It gets absorbed right into our skin, the largest organ of our body. And, it is said that Vitamin D boosts our immune system and our spirits.

Most people like a healthy sun-kissed glow but if you over-do it you’ll end up looking like a lobster. Take care to get enough sun, but not too much.

There are other ways to get a sun-tanned look. Spray on tans, tans in a bottle, bronzers. There are still people that like tanning beds, even though they come with health warnings. You decide how you want to get your tan…I’ll just sit out, take a walk, garden, or beach comb for 20 minutes a day to keep my glow and get my Vitamin D.

S is for suntan.