Other protectants 

In addition to the above, some scientists claim you can tweak your diet to better protect your skin. Green tea, for example, has been found to lower your risk of skin cancer.

Sunflower oil is a good source of beta-carotene and helps make skin less sensitive to the sun, while sea buckthorn berries are known to block UV penetration and help encourage cell turnover.

When heading outdoors, you can further protect your skin by wearing protective clothing. Wide-brimmed hats – that measure a minimum of two inches around – and UV 400 sunglasses are a must for long summer days in the Australian sun.

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