Cosmo, 10 tips for getting the best sun tan, safely "How to enhance and prolong your tan without damaging your skin"
7. Eat sun-friendly foods Certain foods are known to increase lycopene, the skin's own SPF. An antioxidant found in tomatoes, and other red and orange fruit and veg, it can boost your sun protection by a whopping 33%.
Fun fact, one of the best sources to get this from is tomato paste – did someone say spag bol?
Dermatologist Dr. Samantha Bunting meanwhile favours ones with an anti-inflammatory effect to help calm the skin after sun exposure. "I'm a big fan of a group of antioxidants called polyphenols," she explains. "Green tea is a great example, sip it after a sushi lunch."
Why the sushi lunch instead of some poolside chips? Oily fish is rich in omega-3 and has anti-inflammatory powers too, that's why.
Last but not least, dark chocolate is packed with flavonoids that can help protect against sunburn, while caffeine is thought to help cut your skin cancer risk. "It's best taken in an espresso shot right before you hit the beach" Dr. Bunting says.
Coffee and chocolate? I'm golden!
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