sun protection

Protect Your Skin with SPF-Enriched Foods

We all know that we can protect our skin by applying SPF through sunscreen, but did you ever think of ingesting it? According to dermatologist and author of Feed Your Face, Jessica Wu, we often don’t recognize the potential in certain foods to guard our skin from harmful UV rays. Of course, sunscreen is the best form of protection, but when the sun gets really strong it can never hurt to be extra careful. Here is a list of foods you should incorporate into your diet this summer for that extra boost of SPF.


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Sexy SPF Tips

Our friends at Women’s Health Magazine have come up with Smart, Sexy SPF Tips just in time for summer. As we’ve reiterated time and again, its never safe to go outside without effective sun protection. See below for some great suncare tips and check out Women’s Health Magazine online for more on sun protection this summer.

1. Protect from the Inside Out
Sun damage causes free radicals, which all edible antioxidants fight. Some work better at protecting against the sun’s rays. Your best bites are reddish-orange foods that are high in lycopene, such as tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefruit, apricots, and papayas, and foods and beverages that are rich in flavonoids, such as green tea and dark chocolate. You’ll need at least 10 weeks of daily ingestion to optimize the benefits.