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How to Improve Skin Tone

You can improve skin tone naturally so that it appears more attractive in just a few weeks if you eat certain fruits and vegetables.

The condition of your skin reflects how healthy your diet is, so if you have dull, pale or flaky skin simply changing your diet to include these vegetables will help to give your skin a healthy golden glow.

When I was young my gran always used to say “eat your carrots, they help you see in the dark”. This is because carrots contain both vitamin A and beta-carotene which have been shown to protect vision, especially night vision. But did you know carrots can also improve skin tone?

Apparently skin tone is improved by carotenoids, the orangey-red pigments found in various fruit and vegetables.

A few species of animals and plants can make their own carotenoids within their cells, these include pink Flamingoes and Salmon, some trees carry carotenoids in their leaves and this pigment shows up in the Autumn when the foliage begins to die and the leaves turn to beautiful shades of red and orange.

But we do not make our own carotenoids, so including orangey-red fruit and vegetables rich in carotenoids in your diet will make sure you reap the benefits of these powerful anti-oxidant compounds.

A recent study published by researchers from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, UK states “Eating just two extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day created a 'detectable change in skin tone' within the six weeks” it was reported by MedicalNewsToday.

Their studies showed that participants who increased their intake of fruits and vegetables during the six week observation period showed a change in skin color, toward more of a golden healthy glow. Those whose diet went the other way, with less fruit and vegetables, showed a reduction in skin tone.

The results show that even small improvements to your diet will produce visible benefits to overall skin tone and color.

Carotenoids help to improve skin tone because they are efficient free-radical scavengers, and they enhance the immune system. There are dozens of carotenoids in foods, and most carotenoids are powerful anti-oxidants, protecting the cells of the body from damage caused by free radicals.

Carotenoids represent one of the most widespread groups of naturally occurring pigments. These compounds are largely responsible for the red, yellow, and orange color of fruits and vegetables, and are also found in many dark green vegetables. Salmon, shellfish, milk, and egg yolks also provide carotenoids.

Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables will improve skin tone in a few weeks and your skin’s appearance over time.


To Improve Skin Tone include a selection from these foods:

Choose from the red group: 

  • Red apples

  • Beets

  • Red cabbage

  • Cherries

  • Cranberries

  • Pink grapefruit

  • Red grapes

  • Red peppers

  • Pomegranates

  • Red potatoes

  • Radishes

  • Raspberries

  • Rhubarb

  • Strawberries

  • Tomatoes

  • Watermelon

Choose from the orange/yellow group:

  • Yellow apples

  • Apricots

  • Butternut squash

  • Cantaloupe

  • Carrots

  • Grapefruit

  • Lemons

  • Mangoes

  • Nectarines

  • Oranges

  • Papayas

  • Peaches

  • Pears

  • Yellow peppers

  • Persimmons

  • Pineapple

  • Pumpkin

  • Rutabagas

  • Yellow summer or winter squash

  • Sweet corn

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Tangerines

  • Yellow tomatoes

  • Yellow watermelon


You will see a visible difference in your skin tone quite quickly and it won’t be long before other people begin to notice it too, because it has been proven that people who eat more fruit and vegetables have a 'golden' glow that looks healthy and attractive.

So before you waste your money on expensive skin care products change your eating habits and build naturally beautiful skin from the inside.

Natural beauty starts on the inside and what you eat influences what you look like on the outside.

Therefore if you include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet, especially those with the orangey-red pigments, you will be feeding your skin powerful anti-oxidants and vitamins that will improve skin tone in a little as six weeks.

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