ALLOW YOURSELF 20 MINUTES OF UNPROTECTED SUN EXPOSURE DAILY. The average person only needs about 20 minutes in the sun to meet the recommended level of Vitamin D intake for the day. However, it must be unprotected exposure. This means no sunscreen. Sunscreen inhibits the absorption of Vitamin D, so if you are prone to sunburns, spend 20 minutes in the sun first without sunscreen. Then apply sunscreen if you plan on spending additional time in the sun.
Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.