Sunscreen and sun protection is never far from our minds here, and although the best way to protect our skin from sun damage, apart from staying out of the sun completely, is the daily application of a stable, broad-spectrum sunscreen, there are ways to boost that defense. One of them is to include foods that are rich in antioxidants.
Consuming more foods which contain antioxidants can protect from sunburn damage, lower free radical levels and fight oxidative cell damage that can lead to disease and premature signs of aging.
The next time you hit the grocery store, add these to your list:
There’s certainly no harm in adding more of these healthy and delicious foods to your diet. In fact, consuming these on a daily basis would undoubtedly do us all some good! But nothing replaces the use of an effective sunscreen, rain or shine. Check out our most popular Anthelios suncreens formulated with La Roche Posay’s patented sun filtering Mexoryl SX/Mexoryl XL technology. They come in a wide range of textures (creams, fluids, gels, body milk, and sticks) to suit everyone’s needs and preferences. Layer on a topical antioxidant to boost that sun protection where it’s needed. Yes, antioxidant foods can help, but the levels that reach the skin when you consume them orally aren’t as high in the skin as when you apply them topically. Try Apothekari Undercover Agent Serum and shop our full selection here.