BEAUTY

The Secret of Boosting Your Sun Resistance: From The Inside

Asian women are on a relentless pursuit of milky, white, flawless complexion. This obsession of fair skin stems back centuries to a cultural history that prizes fairness. In China and Japan, fair skin is a symbol of aristocracy. The rich stayed indoors while the poor had to go out to work. Today, skin whitening is a multi-billion dollar industry. In Asia alone, women spend $18 billion a year to look pale.

The plethora of sunscreen and sunblock related-products available in the market is overwhelming. UV protection is in almost everything we apply from moisturizers, foundations, concealers, sunscreens, lipsticks, lip balms, skin lotions and even hair conditioners.

Slathering ourselves with this armored protection against the sun is one way to fight this blazing battle. But what about our own natural ability to defend from within?

In fact, combating sun damage from the inside out is far more effective and necessary, because the fact is – UV exposure alone does not cause skin cancer.

Skin cancer is caused by the chemical reactions in our body when exposed to ultraviolet rays. Sun exposure combined with chronic nutritional deficiencies is what creates skin vulnerabilities, and cell deformation and mutilation that leads to cancer development.

How do we boost our internal resistance to the sun?
By changing what we eat.You can boost your internal sunscreen abilities by eating antioxidant-rich and superfoods. The key is the more antioxidants you have in your diet, the more your body is able to absorb sunlight naturally without burning.

Top 10 Superfoods to Boost Skin’s Resistance to Sun

1. Apples
2. Beans
3. Broccoli
4. Tomatoes
5. Salmon
6. Blueberries
7. Tea (Green and/or Black)
8. Yogurt
9. Nuts
10. Soy

 

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