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Hindustan Times
April 29, 2014
Follow these simple tips and get the skin you've always dreamt of. 1 Eat Your Tomatoes!
Cooked tomatoes have a miracle ingredient known as lycopene that help protect you from skin cancer. The red and ripe wonders are ­significant when it comes to protection against sun damage. So, make sure you get some ­tomatoes in your diet.

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2 Drink your Tea
Tea contains a complex arsenal of antioxidant compounds. Drinking green tea is a smart move and a mainstay of many healthy, traditional cultures. There’s also evidence that dietary green tea, specifically its polyphenols, is effective in ­reducing the risk of skin cancer. And, when applied on the skin directly, it can offer some mild sun protection.

3 Oil Your Skin
Almond oil and coconut oil are just a few of the oils that contain natural SPF. Rasberry seed oil, in the right purity and concentration can contain up to SPF 30. Wheatgerm oil, a natural supplier of Vitamin E, can give you up to SPF20. Coconut oil gives you an SPF8, and can also help protect your hair from the sun's damaging rays. So find an oil that does not clog your pores, and apply it on your body and hair for the best sun protection.  

(With inputs by Dr Kiran  Lohia, Lumiere Dermatology)