Vitamin D Prevents Sunburn: Tips for the Summer?

J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Oct;137(10):2045-2047. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.07.840.


In the article by Scott et al, a high dose of vitamin D attenuated the inflammatory response to UV radiation in a small group of normal volunteers. The best results were in those subjects who had the greatest increase in circulating 25hydroxyvitamin D. Using microarray analyses these subjects showed a reduction in the expression of inflammatory markers with an increase in markers of skin barrier repair.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Seasons*
  • Sunburn / prevention & control*
  • Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects
  • Vitamin D / pharmacology*
  • Vitamins


  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin D