Get Sunbathing A. C. E. D. To Protect And Save Your Skin From The Inside Out

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There is little doubt that our understanding of the role of antioxidants in DNA and protecting the skin from long term UV damage has led to a rethink on sun care and supports the theory that potentially we can protect our skin by ingesting the key potent antioxidant vitamins A, C,
There is little doubt that our understanding of the role of antioxidants in DNA and protecting the skin from long term UV damage has led to a rethink on sun care and supports the theory that potentially we can protect our skin by ingesting the key potent antioxidant vitamins A, C, E and D.

This does not preclude the need to use topical sunscreens, however, which will not only provide antioxidant protection, but also guards against sunburn and inflammation.

Rick Hay, Nutritionist and Naturopath for Fushi Wellbeing, supports this theory. “Vitamins A, C, E and D are crucial to protect the skin from the aging effects of UV exposure. More and more clinical evidence is indicating that antioxidant-rich foods, superfoods and supplements may have a role in protecting the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and may help prevent premature skin aging.

Several studies have demonstrated that antioxidant dense foods may increase the skin’s tolerance to ultraviolet (UV) exposure. A 2006 Journal Of Nutrition study concluded that a high antioxidant flavonoid rich cocoa drink increased the body’s ability to tolerate UV rays and improved overall skin health.

Other studies have shown the role antioxidants in sun protection internally, one in The Journal of Carcinogenesis, showed that an omega-3 fatty acid – EPA reduced the risk of developing skin cancer by prolonging the time in getting sun burnt during UV ray exposure. Another study showed that supplementing with beta-carotene supplements for 10 weeks provided protection against sunburn. Read more

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Anna Rodgers

I'm the founder of Missecoglam. I'm a writer for various travel magazines and am about to be an internationally published author - with my first book Toxic World, Toxic People The Essential Guide to Health, Happiness & Parenting, Conscious Living. Missecoglam started as a blog back in2009 but is now more focused on improving lives through better health and better parenting.



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