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What to Wear When Sunbathing
peteregan posted:
As a general rule, the less clothing worn while sunbathing for the purposes of obtaining vitamin D3 the better.

Of course, everyone is different, and all skin types are different and have different needs. Some require sunblock. Some do not.

Find out what your individual needs are and cater to them accordingly.

I tend to sunbathe wearing only an athletic supporter if I'm in my backyard, or a swimsuit (trunks) if I'm at the beach. I encourage my girlfriend to wear a bikini while sunbathing.

The more surface area of skin for the sun's UV rays to make contact with, the more vitamin D you'll produce.

Peter Egan
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