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A 43-year-old female asked:

I have dark skin and a vitamin d deficiency. is it best to not use sunscreen to get much needed vitamin d or protect against uv rays ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
No: You need the sunscreen to prevent burns or damage to your skin.

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Last updated Apr 26, 2013

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