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Eat these foods to protect the skin from sun damage

People tend to spend more time outside during the hot summer months, and this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The skin needs sunlight to produce vitamin D, an essential micronutrient that helps maintain optimal immunity and bone health. But there is such a thing as too much sun. Repeated exposure to radiation from the intense heat of the sun can lead to sun damage in the form of loose skin, fine lines and dark spots. If the damage continues to build, the skin might also become more susceptible to skin cancer. Most people use topical sunscreens to fight sun damage, but these products often contain chemicals that are harmful to both the skin and ocean life. The chemical ingredient oxybenzone, for instance, has been linked to potential health and environmental concerns. Read more...

 

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