BEAUTY FOOD #2: CARROTS
Beta-carotene, the same compound that gives carrots their bright orange hue, is an antioxidant that has been shown to help protect the skin against UV-damage, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). If you’re not a fan of carrots, according to the Mayo Clinic, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and winter squash are a few other sources of beta-carotene.
Editor’s note: Of course, no one is saying carrots should replace your sunscreen. The Food & Drug Administration recommends wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF value of at least 15 every single day. It’s also wise to follow the FDA’s other sun protection-related tips, which include reapplying SPF at least every two hours, seeking shade when outside, and wearing protective clothing and accessories.