Although there’s no substitute for sunblock when it comes to protecting your skin from the summer sun, there are foods you can eat that will give your skin added protection at this time of year.
Here are a few of our favorites that you should be able to easily find at your local shop or farmer’s market this month. Toss them into your usual meals or create some new ones to keep your skin healthy and protected.
Blueberries (and most summer berries) are not only delicious, they’re good for your body and skin too. These blue treats are bursting with Vitamins A, C, and E, helping to smooth wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, reduce signs of aging, and more.
Basil is something you can buy everywhere in the summer, or even try growing your own on a windowsill or in a pot on the deck. Basil is packed with polyphenols, a super compound that works as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, helping skin protect and repair itself from sun damage.
If you’re a fan of cherry pie or any other cherry-based dessert, summer’s the time to buy the freshest, tartest fruit. Cherries are a skin favorite as they’re filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, so they help protect skin from sun damage and can improve mild to moderate acne.
Cherry tomatoes, particularly when they’re cooked, are a great source of lycopene, an anti-inflammatory compound that helps calm the skin and protect it from the summer sun. Tomatoes also have loads of Vitamin C, which helps the body produce collagen, which is essential for healthy skin.
At Semblance, your skin care is our top priority. We encourage you to eat well and use sunblock and clinically-proven skin care products to keep your skin looking and feeling its best all year round. We proudly offer professional-grade skin care products that feature all the essential nutrients and revitalizing agents your skin needs to be its best in every season and at any age.