I frequently joke that I could get a sunburn in the dead of winter. Everyone always laughs, but since it’s true, I fail to find the humor in it. Blisters, peeling skin, and a fear of more than 15 minutes in the sun? No thanks. As luck would have it, I married into a family that starts getting a tan mid-March. By our first beach trip of the summer, they’re golden brown and I’m, well… pale and burnt.
I could bathe in sunscreen all day long, and while it helps, I never fail to miss a spot no matter how many times I reapply. Over the years I’ve learned a few tricks to keeping the sunburn at bay: a giant umbrella, loads of sunscreen including both lotion and spray, and a diet hefty in antioxidants. Yup, food. Who knew? Boosting your diet with certain foods is just one of the many ways to prevent sunburn.