"Opt for foods that are rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that protects against UVB-induced redness in the skin," advises Dr. Annie Chiu, dermatologist and owner of The Derm Institute. This means, your skin will be able to tolerate a bit more sun exposure before turning pink.
Look for omega 3 rich foods, like salmon, to minimize inflammation and decrease skin redness, says Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, Co-Director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.
This anti-inflammatory herb contains glycyrrhizin and flavonoids, which protect against UV-induced reactions that damage skin and lead to redness” due to the fact that they contain glycyrrhizin and flavonoids, says Dr. Chiu. Try it brewed into a tea for an extra soothing treat.
Yes, we’re telling you to indulge in this creamy (and anti-inflammatory) treat! Not only is it a good source of protein, but it’s easy to digest and low-carb, which is key for any diet that aims to minimize skin redness, according to Dr. Tanzi.
Lycopenes have been proven to protect against sun-induced redness, says Dr. Chiu, and these refreshing fruits are full of them.
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