Food to Glow On
For beautiful, healthy-looking skin, hit the produce aisle. Carotenoids – naturally occurring pigments in orange-hued fruits and vegetables – accumulate in your skin, imparting a bronzy glow, say researchers from the University of St. Andrews in the U.K. How much do you have to eat? In a recent study, 35 volunteers who added three portions of produce a day, no matter how much (or little) they were eating to begin with, developed a more attractive skin tone in six weeks, reports study author Ross Whitehead. Indeed, he says, other volunteers who were called in rated the improvement people got form eating veggies as “even more of a beauty bonus than getting a tan”.