Beauty

3 Foods That Reverse Sun Damage and Make Your SPF More Effective

Protect your skin from the inside out.

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Enjoying these delicious foods boosts the power of your daily SPF and helps reverse sun-related damage for flawless skin all summer and beyond.

Dark spots? Let parsley erase them!

The herb’s antioxidant vitamin C neutralizes the free radicals on skin’s surface that lead to pigment overproduction while also increasing cell turnover from within for brighter, more even skin overall. Simply chop one tablespoon of fresh parsley and sprinkle on top of soups, pastas and salads daily.

Redness? Sipping green tea can calm it!

Anti-inflammatory properties in green tea help ease redness while its potent catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) prevents future damage from burn-inducing rays. Get the beautifying benefits by drinking 1 to 2 cups of green tea per day. Tip: Squeeze in some lemon. Research shows the citrus helps boost EGCG absorption in the body by 80 percent!

Wrinkles? Snacking on red grapes can smooth them!

Red grapes are rich in resveratrol, a polyphenol that acts like a natural sunscreen, absorbing and deflecting UV rays, thwarting the sun damage that can lead to fine lines! Plus, the plant compound helps to amp up the production of skin-firming collagen, so skin stays smooth and supple. Enjoy one cup of red grapes per day — or enjoy a glass of resveratrol-rich red wine for similar results!

This story originally appeared in our print magazine.

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