Aging skin is the last thing on you?re mind when you're hitting the beach, but taking some easy steps now can prevent long-term damage. New York City dermatologist David Colbert advises eating ?sun-proof? foods loaded with antioxidants like kale, tomatoes, avocados, almonds and Greek yogurt. ?Other tasty summer sun foods that pack an antioxidant punch are summer squash, cucumbers, strawberries & blueberries,? says Colbert. They provide the antioxidants you need
Even the most cautious fall victim to an occasional sunburn?follow up with a skin-saving action plan to avoid permanent damage. Keep Aloe Vera chilled in the fridge for maximum relief when applying it! Colbert, also recommends a cool bath or shower to sooth inflammation as well as Aleve, Motrin or Aspirin. For bad sunburns that develop blisters or fever, be sure to see a physician.