Get your Vitamin D from diet, NOT from sun exposure or indoor tanning
Vitamin D is critical for healthy bones, but you should get your daily allowance of vitamin D from a healthy diet and/or oral vitamin D supplements, NOT from sun exposure or indoor tanning.
Foods with vitamin D:
Unprotected UV exposure from the sun or indoor tanning devices can cause skin cancer.
To protect against skin cancer, a daily sun protection regimen is highly recommended (Please read our article on Sun Protection)
If you have any of the following risk factors for vitamin D deficiency, then eat foods rich in vitamin D or take oral vitamin D supplements.
Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency:
If you are concerned that you may be deficient in vitamin D, see your primary care physician to get a blood test.