When it comes to staying healthy and beautiful, staying out of the sun is one of the easiest recommendations out there. But, the reality is that many of us actually enjoy being in the sun, laying out on the beach, and engaging in outdoor activities. Thankfully, there are a few ways to stay healthy and beautiful, even while spending time outdoors in the sun, and this is by naturally protecting the skin from sun damage.
The best thing that you can do protect your skin against the sun, in addition to using natural sunscreen, is incorporate skin-protecting foods into your diet. Some of these wonder foods include organic tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, dark vegetables, watermelon, almonds, green tea, apples, and even dark chocolate. Each of these natural super foods contain ingredients that actually affect the way your skin reacts to the sun. And, by eating these foods, not only are you preventing and counteracting sun damage, but you are also eating healthy in the process, which is astronomically great for your body, mind, skin, and spirit!
In addition to eating healthy and natural foods, another way to protect your skin against sun damage is to apply natural coconut oil and antioxidant vitamin E to your skin. What coconut oil and vitamin E do is help repair your skin from damage that the sun causes through exposure to ultraviolet rays. Despite popular belief, coconut oil does not provide a notable Sun Protection Factor (SPF). No amount of suntan is safe, but since we all love to be outside on a sunny day, visit the Environmental Working Group’s website. It contains helpful advice on how to pick the safest, most effective sunscreens and information on the hidden damage of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
At the end of the day, all we have is our health, which is why it is so very important to stay healthy for as long as possible, and what is necessary in order for this goal to become a reality.