June 21, 2012 7:15pm CST
I just read an article about natural sunscreen. It says that instead of using sunscreen lotion that you can buy easily, you can also consume some of the foods that are beneficial for your skin health as they can give you natural protection against the sun. Green tea is said to be rich in antioxidant that prevent you from aging and wrinkles due to the sun heat. Others that you can rely on are coconut water, cocoa and green vegetables. All of these foods can provide nutritions for your skin and become natural sunscreen. The article may be not accurate, and I am sure you have better information on this. Please share.
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22 Jun 12
That's very interesting but with our sun here in Australia I'll still be using sunscreen as extra protection. I drink green tea though and it has plenty of other benefits too. I wrote an article about it's other benefits but not sure if I'm allowed to post links or if they consider that spamming :( Anyway it's good to know, I'll have to find out more info about that if I can :)
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22 Jun 12
Hello yanzalong I was not aware that these foods could act as a sunscreen to protect the skin. I am a bit suspicious of this. They might be good for the skin, but I don't see how they, by themselves, can protect the skin from the dangerous rays of the sun. I say stick to the shade and its many benefits!!
25 Jun 12
I'm not sure about natural sunscreen but i do use sunblock at times, especially when the weather gets too hot. I don't mind getting some tann since my bf likes me to be tanned. On top of that, vitamin D from the sun is one we don't get it from all kind of food we eat, so why should i block it away when it can be absorbed? Alore vera gel can be a form of sun screen as well because it has a layer of coating together with the cooling effect, it should be good.