A long day in the sun can really do a number on your body's largest organ, and, yes, we're talking about your skin. While laying under the umbrella and lathering up with lotion can certainly help, we suggest fighting UV damage in a tastier way with these 5 foods that can help to repair sun-damaged skin.
Apricots are no stranger to the beauty section; you'll find them in plenty of face washes, exfoliants, and lotions thanks to high levels of vitamin A. Search the web for ways to make a apricot face mask the next time your skin needs a refresh after a day of sunning – here's an easy recipe we found using fresh apricots
Avocado oil is added to many cosmetics because if its ability to nourish the skin and add glow to the appearance of the skin. The antioxidants in avocado can help to ease the symptoms of sunburn, too! Rub avocado on your face and let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water to enjoy more hydrated skin.
Blueberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits that are available year round! Soak up the benefits of blueberries by adding plenty of them to salads, smoothies, toasts, and more.
Tomatoes make for great skin care! Mash one tomato and one avocado into a facial mask. Smooth onto your skin and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes. The tomato deep-cleans dirt and debris, while the avocado restores moisture. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat face dry.
Mandarins can help to reduce aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes. This is due to the presence of antioxidants which protect the skin from UVA rays.
There are plenty more great foods that can help you ward off the skin damage and repair. Check out the AZ Healthy Foods directory to find more great foods and their benefits. Happy, healthy eating!