Earlier this week I shared my very best skincare tip, and I showed you a special photo of me from back when I was 45 years old. I stand by my advice to make peace with your fair skin instead of spending time in the sun. But my health-conscious friend Anne recently clued me in to an important health fact: many women are deficient in Vitamin D.
Sunlight is an important source of Vitamin D. If you're protecting your skin from exposure to the sun, you may not be getting enough Vitamin D. Your physician can perform a simple test to determine whether you're deficient and whether you might need a Vitamin D supplement.
Do be careful. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, and taking too much isn't good for your body. If you do an internet search regarding vitamin supplementation, you may find all kinds of contradictory advice. I'd suggest that you avoid huge doses of any vitamin. But vitamin and mineral supplements can be very helpful, and many women do need more vitamin D than they're getting. I thought this article about vitamin D supplementation was helpful; perhaps it will help you, too.
Now I want to share a couple of photos that my husband took of me this past weekend. These aren't very glamorous--they were taken on our front porch. But I want to show you how much more white there is in my hair than there was just a few years ago.
My red hair has a good many blonde highlights, but most of the light pieces you see here are white.
As you can see, my skin hasn't aged much in the past three years, but my hair certainly has! And I've never colored my hair before, so I'm kind of scared about it. I'd like to ask you: Do you color your hair? If so, do you do it yourself or have it done by a professional? Have any recommendations for a novice?
**By the way, if you're looking for good beauty tips (for both inner and outer beauty) you should check out my friend Cyndi's blog, Walking in Grace and Beauty.**