9 Foods That Defend the Skin Against Sun Burns, Wrinkles & Cancer

We’ve compiled a list of foods that are capable of aiding the skin’s ability to defend itself against sun-related burns, wrinkles and cancer. We often share this list with our clients. It is Bay Harbour Med Spa’s pleasure to share this information with you as well.

  • Tomatoes contain the UV protecting compound lycopene
  • Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene to alleviate sunburn damage
  • Flaxseed boasts omega-3 fatty acids, which attract water to skin cells to “plump” the skin
  • Green tea delivers EGCG (epigallocatchin gallate), a substance proven to counteract inflammation
  • Black tea contains quercetin, a compound with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • Dark leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, are rich in folic acid and antioxidants to boost skin’s natural defenses
  • Pomegrante is especially potent and is packed with antioxidants
  • Almonds provide quercetin (molecule that reduces allergic reactions and boosts immunity), plus vitamin E to ward off burns
  • Dark chocolate (70% cacao or greater) improves skin density, hydration and blood flow via its natural  antioxidant properties

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