**Maggie, i'm going to release a special sun damage serum in the new year so wait until then for this one
Foods to eat to help reduce the signs of sundamage
A double-blind, controlled trial from 2002 concluded that eating antioxidants helps to protect skin from sun damage—certain foods contain nutrients that help it repair and rejuvenate itself. But did you know that the amount of antioxidants in your blood decreases when your skin is exposed to sunlight? Scary. So it’s important to make sure there’s a consistent presence of antioxidants in the skin.
scientists have discovered that nutrients in pomegranates can reduce the ability of UVB radiation to cause cancer-promoting damage in skin cells, including alteration of NF-kappa, a pre-cancerous biomarker.
Scientists have discovered that an antioxidant in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), fights inflammation in the skin. EGCG neutralizes free radicals, reducing their ability to cause damage that leads to inflammation. It even helps prevent wrinkles and other skin issues. The Journal of Nutrition
reported in 2011 that women who consumed a drink with green tea polyphenols for 12 weeks saw improvements in skin elasticity, roughness, scaling and moisture content.
Juicy and tart Montmorency cherries are your best source of the antioxidant melatonin. Other cherries have it, too, but Montmorency has the most. Melatonin protects the skin against ultraviolet radiation. Researchers have discovered that this powerful little nutrient also helps repair sunburned skin, since it stimulates new skin-cell growth. Cherries are also packed with vitamin C, which is needed to build collagen—your skin’s natural “scaffolding” and a wrinkle preventer.