Natural Sunscreen

@yanzalong (10151)
Indonesia
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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4 responses
@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
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 :)
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
22 Jun 12
Thank for the response. Yes, you are right green tea has other benefits. Pm me the link. Its nice to know it.
• Australia
23 Jun 12
OK sure I'll do that now for you :)
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
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!!
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@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
22 Jun 12
It is what the food contains. If you consume them regularly, the antioxidants will do the protection, i think.
• United States
22 Jun 12
Perhaps, but it is more risk than I am willing to take. Perhaps I will eat the foods as a bonus, but not rely on for protection alone.
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@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
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.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
27 Jun 12
Morning sunlight is probably much better. After ten o'clock in the morning, it's a bit risky being in the sun. It's warmer and may be dangerous for our skin, I am afraid.
@lady1993 (16734)
• Philippines
22 Jun 12
Thank you for this new information, i don't really use sunscreens either but i think all of us need it since the sun can be harmful if we are under it for along time. I can only consume the vegetables though....on a daily basis.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
22 Jun 12
I don't think this is necessary for Europen people as they are very seldom exposed to the sun. Are you always out in the sun?