Repair sunburn, fight free radicals and reduce wrinkles with these 5 delicious recipes for sun damage
It’s peak summer and we all know that in order to prevent skin damage from sun exposure, we should keep covered up during the hottest hours of the day and to wear sun cream with a high SPF factor and UV protector.
What you might not know, however, is that there are certain foods that can help your skin regenerate, should you have forgotten to reapply and are left feeling a bit sore and red. Give your skin a little boost from the inside out with five recipes for a more rejuvenated complexion! Oily fish is a good source of good source of vitamins A and B and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help to protect your skin from within.
Oily fish might not be particularly high in antioxidants but the vitamins and omega-3 act as an anti-inflammatory, which is exactly what you need when your skin is feeling hot and sore. Mackerel, trout and salmon contain plenty of protein as well, so they strengthen skin and repair sun damage.
This mackerel superfood salad recipe is bursting with healthy ingredients and is the perfect lunch or dinner to enjoy when you get home if you’ve found yourself out in the sun during the day. It’s full of fresh flavours like tenderstem broccoli and spinach, which makes it a really light yet filling choice, whatever the time of day.
Foods that are high in antioxidants, like vitamin A, B and C in particular are ideal for reversing skin damage, and it’s easier than you think to incorporate these ingredients in your diet to improve the health of your skin. Liven up your diet with some of our healthy, tasty and elegant skin-boosting dishes.
Reverse the effects of sun exposure and give your skin its healthy glow back with five of our delicious recipes.
Soothe scorched skin with antioxidant-rich pomegranates. An anti-inflammatory food, pomegranates even help to protect skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun.
Try this delicious lamb fillet with chickpea and pomegranate couscous recipe that’s full of flavour and healthy fibre.
Mushrooms contain selenium, which is needed to make glutathione
peroxidase – a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals from
forming when the sun penetrates the skin’s outer layer. They are also
full of vitamin B – something we all need to help new skin cells grow
and old skin cells repair themselves.
Try this wild mushroom bruschetta recipe – a simple starter with a special mix of mushrooms and herbs.
However you choose to take it, green tea will help with sun burnt,
inflamed skin. Scientists have discovered that an antioxidant in green
tea (epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), in case you’re interested)
eliminates free radicals in the environment so they can’t damage the
skin further, preventing wrinkles and premature ageing.
Try our passion fruit meringue cake with green tea cream so you can really indulge, as well as saving your skin.
Cherries stimulate new cell growth, meaning they can actually repair skin damaged by sunburn. They are also another food that’s full of antioxidants, specifically melatonin, which help to protect the skin against UV rays. Plus, as cherries are full of vitamin C, they help to build on collagen levels, plumping up skin and preventing further wrinkles from forming.
Try this baked dark cherry and almond cheesecake for a dessert that’s not only elegant and delicious, but that will also do your skin a lot of good.