The One Thing Dermatologists Say Is Essential for Healthy Skin

Dermatologists say that the one thing you should do every day to keep your skin from getting damaged and to keep it healthy is to protect yourself from the sun.

Steven Daveluy, a board-certified dermatologist at Wayne State University School of Medicine, told Newsweek that sunscreen is "the most important thing

to prevent skin damage. Can I not wear sunscreen? Exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun starts a process in the body that makes vitamin D,

 which is important for bone health, the immune system, and other things. 
But Daveluy said that going out in the sun is not a safe way to get

more vitamin D because it can cause skin cancer.   Daveluy said it is a "bad idea" to try to get your vitamin

D from the sun because the UVB rays from the sun (or indoor tanning booths) are the same ones that can cause sunburn and skin cancer.

Due to the risk of skin cancer, the experts in skin care at the American Academy of Dermatology say that you shouldn't get vitamin D from the sun