Dermatologists classify skin types in groups ranging from those that never tan, and those that never burn. Those who have higher pigmentation are naturally more protected from the sun, but there are ways that those who are prone to sunburn can naturally help protect their skin. The consumption of fruits that are high in carotenoids such as kiwi, cantaloupe, and watermelon can reduce your risk of sunburn, but can increase your chances of developing an even tan.
- People who use sunscreen may be spending more time in the sun than people who don’t.
- If you eat foods rich in antioxidants and carotenoids may help prevent sunburn.
- Supplements that contain collagen can reduce wrinkles and other age-related skin changes.
“Sunscreen is frequently used to help prevent sunburns, and it is assumed by many, including dermatologists, that this will prevent skin cancer. Recent studies suggest otherwise.”