How to Prevent Sunburn Naturally While Getting Enough Vitamin D

We’ve been trained by the media and advertisers that the sun is the enemy and that slathering our bodies in sunscreen and wearing sunglasses are necessary for leaving the house on a sunny day.

But spending some time in the sun every day is good for your physical and mental health according to Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy.

Most people fear sunburn and skin cancer, however studies show that the body is more adept to recover from a sunburn than to process all of the toxic chemicals in commercial sunscreens, and that skin cancer is more common in people who have limited sun exposure than those who don’t! In fact, many of the chemicals in most sunscreens are carcinogenic, which means that they are more likely to cause cancer than the sun!

Additionally, laboratory research has shown that vitamin D (the “sunshine vitamin”) can halt tumor growth by promoting the factors responsible for cell transformation in the body. According to Dr. Robert O. Young, “UBV exposure is alkalizing to the blood and tissues and thus helps to reduce dietary and metabolic acids that can cause acidic or cancerous lungs or skin.”

Dangers of vitamin D deficiency

The truth is that the sun is one of the most natural and healing substances in our universe. Without enough sun exposure we put ourselves at risk for vitamin D deficiency, which has been linked cardiovascular disease, bone loss, cognitive impairment in older adults, severe asthma in children, cancer, and depression. As many as 90% of Americans are considered to be vitamin D deficient!

According to Web MD, “Research suggests that vitamin D could play a role in the prevention and treatment of a number of different conditions, including type1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis.”

Natural ways to prevent sunburn while getting enough vitamin D

-Stay hydrated by drinking half your body weight in ounces of water (preferably ionized alkaline water) daily.

-Moisturize regularly with coconut oil, which provides some natural sun protection.

-Aim to get 20 minutes of sun exposure without protection daily, but slowly work your way up to this number and never allow your skin to burn. Those with darker complexions will need closer to an hour of unprotected sun exposure to receive the same benefits.

-Because the body needs time to absorb the vitamin D generated on your skin, ideally you would wait 24-48 hours after direct sun exposure before scrubbing exposed areas of skin with soaps and body washes.

-Follow a healthy plant-based diet. Acidic foods lower your immunity and lead to mineral deficiency.

-Limit your use of sunglasses, because sunglasses actually trick our brains into thinking it’s darker outside and thus cause our bodies to lower our resistance to the sun, making us more susceptible to sunburn.

-Use a natural sunscreen free of toxic chemicals only after you’ve had proper sun exposure and you are going to be in the sun for extended periods of time.

-Avoid extended direct sun exposure between 11 am and 4 pm when the sun is at its brightest and cover up with hats and lightweight protective clothing.

Remember, the sun is not your enemy, but rather an essential and powerful healing tool when used safely and in moderation.

Applications of Ionized Acid Water: Body, Skin & Hair


Your body is constantly struggling to achieve alkaline-acid balance, just like it must always be regulating its temperature. Your blood must remain slightly alkaline at 7.365 pH 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in order to survive.

When we continuously consume acidic food and drinks, our body has to compensate by borrowing alkaline minerals from places like our eyes, bones and teeth in order to combat the acidity (and thus prevent death).

A healthy body is slightly alkaline on the inside and slightly acidic (to fight off viruses and bacteria) on the outside. But most people are struggling with an overacidic internal environment, and overly alkaline skin. An overacidic internal environment can lead to weight gain and diseases of all kinds, while overly alkaline skin may reveal itself in the form of pimples, fungus, skin conditions like rashes, etc.

One solution is to drink ionized alkaline water and eat more alkaline foods (vegetables, non-sweet fruits, nuts and seeds) which will help combat the internal acidity and naturally help correct the external problem. Another solution for the skin, body and hair is to topically apply ionized acid water in order to achieve alkaline-acid balance externally. You can get both types of ionized water (alkaline and acid) from a water ionizer for pennies on the gallon.

Ionized acid water with a pH of 5.5 is a natural astringent with antibacterial properties that can also reduce inflammation. The Japanese refer to it as “beauty water” because it is so beneficial for the skin, and those who wash with it tend to look younger and healthier than those who using ordinary tap water or even expensive beauty products.

Here are some of the many applications of ionized acid water on the body, skin and hair:


  • Skin toner, anti-aging serum, wrinkle reducer
  • Blemish reducer, scars, sunburns, ingrown nails/hairs
  • Hand sanitizer, aftershave
  • Skin rashes/irritations
  • Dry/chapped skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, ringworm


  • Conditioner
  • Dandruff relief
  • Detangler
  • Rinse
Personal Deodorizer/Disinfectant
  • Deodorant/antiperspirant, athletes foot, jock itch, toe fungus
  • Mouthwash, gargle for sore throat, toothpaste, canker sores/cold sores
  • Female yeast conditions and other female issues, enemas
  • Add to a sick child’s bathwater to kill germs and viruses
  • Try for pink eye, ear infections, or snorting for nasal congestion and sinus relief

First Aid

  • Burns
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Boils, blisters, bedsores
  • Bug bites, poison ivy

Ionized acid water is an eco-friendly, budget-friendly, multipurpose fluid that can save you hundreds a year on skin, body and hair products. Invest in a water ionizer today, and start enjoying the many benefits of ionized acid water for beauty and body care.