from the inside out
The adverse effects of harmful UV sun rays
can damage your skin on a large extent.
Here is a list of food items which can
protect your skin from sun damage.With the
summer season approaching, skin damage is one
of the major issues of concern which we want
to eliminate. Here are some foods to boost your
skin’s SPF level, which will protect you from the
harmful UV rays of the sun in summers.
Watermelon has almost become a synonym of
summer for many people. This juicy and fibrous
fruit is a favorite of many and common in the
majority of homes. Watermelons contain an
antioxidant known as lycopene that protects
the skin from any damage caused by exposure
to the sun.
Experts often term tomatoes as Mother Nature’s
natural sunscreen! Tomatoes have an antioxidant
known as carotenoids that provides long-term
safety from harmful effects induced by UV
Yes, it’s true! Your favourite chocolate can really
protect your skin from the sun. Cocoa or dark
chocolate increasing your SPF level instantly and
fight against the damage caused due to oxidation.
green tea and black tea
Green tea and black tea have polyphenols in
abundance, which is one of the most influential
botanical antioxidants. They fight free radicals
which cause maximum skin ageing and they
increase skin’s antioxidant shield from the
Lots beta-carotenes are found in carrots, which
protects skin remarkably against the sun. Betacarotenes
provide multiple benefits to the body
like it upsurges the SPF levels and fight against
the soreness that occurs because of skin tanning.
Fish is rich in omega 3 fatty acid which is
considered excellent for your skin. Omega 3 fatty
acids provide protection against free radical
damage caused by the sun and it may also help
in preventing skin cancer.
We all know that almost 70% of our body is made
of water; therefore water plays an important role
when it’s about protection against free radicals.
By consuming lots of water, your skin will remain
hydrated which will result in a healthy natural
moisture factor which protects skin from harmful
effects of the sun.
Pomegranates improve your skin’s resistance
against damage which occurs due to harmful
radiation of the sun. Polyphenol compounds
like catechins and anthocyanins are found in
abundance in pomegranates. These compounds
provide strength to the upper layer of the skin,
enhancing its resistance against the harmful
By Pankaj Singhal