Vacation Coming Soon? Tips and Foods For Protection from Sunburn
You could be at the beach or out on a trek, the one necessity everyone must have advised you to carry is a sunscreen, but sunscreens contain many harmful chemicals which is neither good for your skin or your health. Sun is a big ball of goodness and there are a lot of ways that one can enjoy the sun without being harmed by the rays of it, all by eating the right food that offers sun protection. What nature takes from you, it also gives you ample to rectify the effects.
Sunshine has been criticized for ages but in reality, for our earth and all its lifeforms to sustain, sunshine is the most important aspect. It is the source of Vitamin D which is important for our immunity, hormone production, mental health and sleep. It also helps by reducing the risk of certain cancers.
Some tips to enjoy your sunshine and not be over exposed to it:
If using a sunscreen, make sure it is animal cruelty free and has no chemical additive. Suns potential to give you the much-needed Vitamin D is usually advised at non peak hours that is either early in the morning or early evening. Cover up your body with appropriate clothes when the sun is too strong. And most important of all stay hydrated all the time.
Foods best for protection from sun:
Carrots have a high quantity of beta-carotene which protects us from sunburn, doesn’t mean you could eat a carrot and step out in the sun and not be sunburned. For its effects to show one needs to consume it for at least 8 to 10 weeks.
They don’t only taste good but are abundantly available during summers. They contain pigment named lycopene which also protects from sunburn. Make a salsa or a sauce out of it and enjoy it daily to see the results.
Dark Leafy Veggies:
The best source of antioxidants which helps in protection from UV rays. It also prevents from skin wrinkles caused due to sun and also reduces risk of skin cancer.
Healthy for your body and also protects from the sun. Tea is not only consumed but if applied topically also reduces skin redness. Make an iced tea during summer to enjoy this.
Berries generally are very good for your health, helps in weight loss and are a source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are usually helpful in protecting from sun damage caused due to UV radiations.