How are you looking to keep your skin healthy this summer?
A recent article in the NZ Herald recommends protecting the skin with supplements with lycopene and lutein – both antioxidants are proven to reduce the DNA damage from sun exposure. The article also cites a recent study conducted in Germany, which tested two groups, one taking tomato-derived nutrients high in lycopene and the other taking lutein. Both groups were placebo-controlled. In each group, subjects took the supplement or placebo for 12 weeks, and then swapped and took the other for 12 weeks, with a two-week ‘wash-out’ period in between.