Tired of your sunscreen making you look paler than you really are? Did you know that the food you eat can reduce your risk for sun damage, skin cancer, and the other effects of harmful UV rays? These healthy foods boost your skin’s ability to stay healthy and defend itself against the sun so you can have one less thing to worry about this summer. Try mix and matching these super food for radiant skin!
Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruits contain limonene which lowers the risk of skin cancer to about 34%. They are easy to access all year round, but are particularly in season during the summer time.
Green tea: Did you know that about 2 cups of green tea a day helps sun protectant? Try incorporating green tea into your morning routine before you go out on your summer adventures!
Pomegranate: Pomegranate has been used for beauty since the ancient Egyptian era. This magical fruit contains ellagic acid which protects skin from cell damage. Pomegranate extract with sunscreen has been proven to increase the SPF by 20 percent.
Almonds: Almonds contains Vitamin E which protects against UV damage and wrinkle causing agents. It is proven that Vitamin E and Vitamin C can reduce potential sunburns. So try adding almonds into you citrus smoothies for maximum impact.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes, which are also in season during the summer, contain lycopene which minimizes any inflammatory response to the UV damage in your body.
Watermelon: Watermelon is a staple for your summer adventures. It’s a good thing that they contain 40% more lycopene than tomatoes! So go ahead and grab a slice!