Our bodies can only absorb so much vitamin D from the sun at a time, so longer sun exposure won’t = more vitamin D, instead it will increase your risk for skin cancer. Our levels of vitamin D also vary with the seasons and skin types. In addition to eating these foods, how long do you need in the sun to soak up those vitamin D benefits? Well recommendations encourage a couple of minutes of sun exposure mid-morning and mid-afternoon during the warmer months of the year. Any longer than that, remember to slip slop slap!