There may be few better feelings than lying undisturbed by a beach or pool, or even on your front lawn, while basking in the gentle caress of the sun’s warm, glow-inducing rays. But it doesn’t take a dermatologist to tell you the risks involved in sunbathing – or simply being exposed to the sun while you’re out and about. Of course, you should be slathering on a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains an SPF of 30 or higher, but that’s not all you can do to keep sun exposure at bay. Your diet could help big time, too. A healthy diet high in antioxidant-rich foods can help protect your body from the sun and also fight pesky pimples, grease, and shine. We talked to registered dietitians to learn what sun-protective foods you should be piling high on your plate.
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