Too often, we think of sun protection as solely sunscreen. Of course, Sunology helps protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays, but we prefer the multi-pronged approach staying healthy in the sun.
Where do we start? FOOD. And no, we’re absolutely not suggesting that you eat your sunscreen (don’t do that). Certain fruits and vegetables have proven to protect your skin from sun damage and wrinkles on a cellular level. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Spinach: Full of antioxidants, Spinach has been found to slow unhealthy, UV-prompted cell growth. We suggest using spinach as the base for your salad as a way to work this powerful leafy green into your diet.
- Citrus fruits: the high concentration of cancer-preventing limonene makes citrus fruit a great choice in the sun. Try putting lemon in your water to reap the benefits and give yourself a hydrating boost!
- Moringa Oleifera: virtually unknown (until recently), Moringa Oleifera is gaining popularity due to its unrivaled benefits. It helps protect cells against damage, making Moringa the perfect food to eat or apply to your skin topically on a regular basis. (See here for our favorite Moringa Oleifera-based natural skincare product—VitaOleféra).
Food will never be a substitute for sunscreen, but for a little extra all-the-time protection, we suggest thinking about skin health from the inside, out!