We all know it’s important to shield our skin from UV rays, but sometimes, life (or just plain laziness) gets in the way. Thankfully, you can boost your skin’s sun tolerance by eating foods packed with antioxidants that fight inflammation. Here are six food groups to zoom in on:

1. Omega-3-rich fish

Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in shellfish and various other fatty fish.

2. Red and orange fruits and veggies

Cherries, tomatoes, carrots and sweet potatoes, for starters. More? Mangoes, pumpkins, red cabbage and watermelons.

3. Dark chocolate

Surely easy as pie to dig into.

4. Cruciferous vegetables 

Broccoli, kale and cauliflower are easy to find and pretty nice to crunch on.

5. Greens

Veggies don’t fail you, though parsley, basil, sage and rosemary in particular are loaded with skin-protecting properties.

6. Green and black teas

It should be little surprise that these come from leafy greens, and just one cup every day will work wonders on your skin.

Not that this diet is a substitute for sunscreen, especially if you’re under the sun all day, but at least it won’t wash off when you’re taking a dip in the sea.

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