The sun is the source of life and health. The sun is necessary to synthesize Vitamin D essential for a hormone function which directs calcium to form our bones and teeth. Contrary to popular belief, not all UVs are harmful. Sun rays improve our mood and get us ready for the winter.
With autumn in full swing it’s time to talk about skin. Autumn brings cooler sweater weather and a drop in humidity which makes for dry air and even drier skin. Mix this with dry heat from the indoor heating, and it’s a setup for skin disasters like dry, itchy skin and eczema flareups.
As a child I remember my mother feeling very insecure and self-conscious from having pityriasis versicolor which looked like small cluster lesions all over her body. My grandmother treated her with sulfur and lard.