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Vitamin D and SPF in skin creams

All the huge amount of research coming up about Vitamin D has made me realise how little sun exposure we get these days – especially women. Almost all face creams and foundations contain SPF at some level – usually 15 – so even on normal days we are not exposed to the sun. And when we actually sunbathe even higher factors seem to be de rigeur.

I have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease and during all the tests they discovered that my Vitamin D levels were 40% of what they should be. As a result I am having to supplement with calcium as well as Vitamin D. There is no question in my mind that I feel better, sleep better, have more energy and less aching joints.

Anyone know of any nice tinted moisturisers which do not contain SPF?

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