13 Foods That Fight Sunburn

Soothe—or prevent—scorching sunburn with common kitchen ingredients.

By Leah Zerbe


Tomato eaters have enjoyed up to 25 percent more sun protection than others.10. Tomatoes

Sunburn-fighting effect: As if you need another reason to indulge in organic tomatoes from your farmers' market or garden. Turns out the red gems help protect your skin from sun damage. In one study, volunteers who ate 5 tablespoons of lycopene-rich tomato paste daily for 3 months enjoyed 25 percent more natural protection against sunburn.

Utilize it! Indulge in fresh tomatoes and add organic ketchup to meals for a lycopene burst.

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