Best Health: Sun Protection - May 2015
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Best Health: Sun Protection - May 2015

Eat your sunscreen

Get extra sun protection from the inside out.  A diet loaded with vitamin C, lycopene and beta carotene – powerful complexion enhancing antioxidants – can be helpful, theoretically, in providing a boost of UV protection, says Dr. Lisa Kellett, principal dermatologist of Toronto’s DLK on Avenue. “Your skin will be better able to repair free radical damage caused by sun exposure, which leads to skin cancer.” Eating whole foods rich in these nutrients is key, she says. Try salmon, carrots, spinach, tomatoes and (iced) green tea. Remember to wear sunscreen daily and reapply it every two hours at the very least – no matter how high the SPF.

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