In a word: No. Which is great news if you're like me and wear sunscreen and a hat whenever you're outside. While UV light is an efficient method of Vitamin D absorption, there is no true marker of how much is enough. What we DO know for sure is that spending 15-30 minutes a day in the sun without sunscreen in UV light will cause sun damage to your skin over time. That's why dermatologists recommend that we spare our skin and seek Vitamin D in foods and/or supplements.
Although we’re “back” from the pandemic and our collective nerves are somewhat soothed after a tense primary election season, the holidays come with their own set of inflammatory pressures. Gift buying, travel planning and end-of-year work demands foist a trio of challenges that can feel like juggling kittens (or something less adorable). That’s why I’ve chosen PINK (and some silver) for this year's holiday gift guide. It’s the color of calm, hope, warmth and comfort. It’s playful and sensual. It wants you to take a bubble bath and chew bubble gum. It purrs. Pink is downright mirthful.