12 foods that can heal skin damaged by the sun

Here is a list of those very special natural ingredients that can improve skin health. Read on to know about the superfoods that are highly beneficial to heal and prevent skin damage by the harmful sun rays!

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It is not at all mandatory to only depend upon commercially available creams, cosmetics, and treatments to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. There are plenty of fruits and vegetables that you can use to protect and heal your skin. Here is a list of those very special natural ingredients that can improve skin health.



Both sweet and starchy potatoes can heal and protect from the harmful effects of solar radiations as these are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C.

Green tea

It is rich in antioxidants such as caffeine and polyphenols, which are beneficial against ultraviolet radiations and premature aging of the skin.



It contains the antioxidant avenanthramides that are very beneficial for skin health. You can either include oatmeal in your meals or use as a mask to soothe the skin against sunburn.


Abundant phytonutrients and vitamin C present in strawberries and other fresh berries act as a natural sunblock.



It mostly contains water, which helps to hydrate the skin. You will be surprised to know that cucumber also contains antioxidants, pain-relieving compounds, vitamins C, and other nutrients that help to produce collagen.


It contains vitamin C and lycopene that hydrates the skin and prevents it from free radical damage.



It also helps to hydrate the skin and provide antioxidants, which limits the effect of harmful UV radiation.

Fresh greens

Herbs and green leafy vegetables are packed with antioxidants such as carotenoids and polyphenols, which naturally protects the skin.

Dark chocolate


It contains flavonoids that protect the skin from UV radiation and sunburn.


This root vegetable is rich in betacarotene, eating which protects the skin from the harmful effects of solar radiations.



It is extremely rich in ellagic acid and other anti-inflammatory compounds that block the cellular damage caused by harmful ultraviolet radiations of the sun.


This is a hydrating tool that is also rich in vitamins. You may apply it over the skin to help the skin recover faster from sunburn.

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