The Healthy Way to Get a Tan
Want a sun-kissed look that’s all natural? Just try eating your fruits and veggies.
Recent research from the UK suggests eating foods containing carotenoids, such as carrots and cantaloupe, can actually give the skin a desirable healthy glow. Carotenoids (more commonly referred to as carotene) are the source of red, orange and yellow colors in produce.
The study was completed with Caucasian subjects only, but researchers believe the results will be work with various ethnicities.
“Most people think the best way to improve skin colour is to get a suntan,” lead researcher Dr. Ian Stephen said, “but our research shows that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is actually more effective.”