'Sunblocking' Foods That Protect Your Skin From the Inside Out (PHOTOS)

woman eating frozen yogurt fruitAlthough we tend to think of summer as the one and only time to slather on sunscreen, protecting your skin from the sun is a year-round endeavor. After all, in some parts of the country (hi, Florida!), it's sunny more days than not. In others, even when there's snow and ice on the ground, we're susceptible to UV rays.

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Lathering up our bods with sunscreen is an obvious solution to the whole "rays will give you skin cancer" problem. Of course, we should be smart and 100 percent continue to do this, but we can also consider what we're putting into our bodies, as well.

Here, research-proven and expert-approved foods to help protect your skin against UV rays.

 

Zlata Faerman is a full-time publicist, part-time writer, round-the-clock ambassador to wit and humor, and a Jersey girl making her way through life in South Florida with her husband, Alex, and their sweet pup, LexZ. She writes about food, health, beauty, relationships, travel, and home, and her work has appeared in Greatist.com, Haute Living, TheDailyMeal.com, and SheKnows.com. When she’s not crafting kitchen concoctions, Zlata can be found reading an awesome book (translation: trashy magazine), crossing the line between "funny" and "inappropriate," and fantasizing about being a Real Housewife of Palm Beach.


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