In Sali Hughes’ article on beauty myths (Shaving your legs won’t make your hair thicker: 10 beauty myths busted, 8 January), dermatologist Sam Bunting suggested that those who cover their skin fully should be advised to take a vitamin D supplement. This is true, but it should be noted that this advice extends to the whole population, including children. The latest advice is that everyone in the UK should consider taking a 10 microgram vitamin D supplement daily, particularly during October to March. This has been even more important during the pandemic, with many people in the UK leaving home less often, if at all.
Dr Fiona Comrie