Updated November 28, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Among the extremely rare home remedies that actually show clinical effectiveness, UVB phototherapy can be a life-changing treatment for those with chronic conditions like psoriasis, vitiligo, and vitamin D deficiency. An appropriate wavelength near 311 nanometers allows these lights to provide safe, evidence-based healing, so long as they're used in compliance with your doctor's instructions. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best vitamin d light on Amazon.

6. Yonker Portable

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5. Rayminder Midband

4. Elited Handheld

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3. Sperti Fiji

2. DermaHealer Lamp

1. Sperti Sunlamp

Editor's Notes

November 26, 2018:

This is an interesting class of products, because they're relatively inexpensive solutions to a range of difficult conditions to treat, and they actually work. The rarity of that is impossible to understate: these things can really work wonders on a number of pesky, itchy, painful, and unsightly conditions. The most effective focus on the 311-312-nanometer wavelength, which won't burn the skin nearly as quickly as higher-frequency UVA light. They CAN absolutely burn you, however, if you use them too long. Also, you'll notice that they cause a delayed tanning effect, only releasing tannins in the skin after a few days of regular, moderate use. Additionally, a surprising number of medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, can make your skin overly sensitive to any UV rays. That includes common skin treatments like coal tar, many prescription meds from your doctor, as well as some narcotics. The top Sperti model can be found as the subject of a number of studies, many of which you'll find on PubMed. The best smaller option is the DermaHealer, and it's roughly half the price of the relatively huge Spertis. No matter which you choose, use it 100% in accordance with the instructions of a qualified doctor, preferably a dermatologist.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on November 28, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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