Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, which improves the skin's ability to guard against UV-rays. At the same time, lycopene is the red pigment that gives tomatoes, watermelons and pomegranates their strong red color. If you wish to improve your “inner sunscreen”, you will have to consume either 4 tomatoes daily, two cups of watermelon or a glass of pomegranate juice and three cups of green tea. (Just remember that you still need to use sunscreen, this is just extra protection perfection).
Can I use last year’s sunscreen?
Look for an expiration date on the packaging, if there isn’t one to be found, then the rule of thumb is that sunscreen must be stable and retain its full effect for a minimum of three years. Meaning you can safely use the sunscreen that you bought last year, if there is any left. You must always remember that it takes a handful of cream to cover the torso and an almond sized portion to cover the face to achieve the SPF level of protection advertised on the bottle. You can find more sunbathing tips at Skrunedforsolen.dk
How to rub lotion on your own back
By reaching over your own shoulder, you can reach your entire back with a sun spray that can be used upside down. Lancaster is at the forefront of developing flexible sun-solutions and has developed sprays for both children and adults.
We are crazy about vitamin-A, especially when we are trying to rebuild and freshen our skin. But when it comes to the sun, one must take caution when consuming vitamin-A, as it can potentially make your skin more vulnerable to the sun’s rays. Vitamin-A is commonly referred to as retinol on the labels of food products.
Protect your hair! Your hair is in a vulnerable position and exposed to large amounts of sun which threaten to leave your hair dry and unmanageable – especially if it is exposed to saltwater and sand at the same time. Hold off on washing your hair, as shampoo removes the natural oils that protect your hair. A leave-in conditioner will serve as a protective barrier for your hair, however the best thing to do is to use styling products and hair oil with SPF or – of course- make use of a nice summer hat.