It is essential to use plenty of high SPF, good-quality sunscreen to protect your skin, but did you realise some tasty and seasonal foods can provide a little extra protection against the sun? Try to include the following fruits in your diet, and they are good for general health too!
Tomatoes contain lycopene, a carotenoid that offers some sun protection. You will need to eat 4 tomatoes, ½ a cup of pasta sauce or 4 teaspoons of tomato paste.
Watermelon has lots of lycopene and is in season now. Eat two cups each day or make it into a healthy smoothie.
Grapefruit also contains lycopene and vitamin C. Two pink grapefruit will help to boost your level of protection.
Pomegranate helps to strengthen your skin, protecting it against sunburn. Eat one pomegranate or 4 ounces of juice.
Green or Black Tea
Tea contains antioxidants that have a protective effect against skin cancer. Just drink two or three cups each day.