Spending time perfecting your tan in the sun or getting a fake tan may not be as attractive as “eating” your way to a healthy tan. A recent study in the UK has shown that getting a healthy glow from fruits and vegetables which increase carotenoid coloration versus sun bathing and increasing melanin coloration was preferred when it comes to judging facial attractiveness.
There is strong evidence on how important skin coloration is in perceiving attractiveness. One study showed that by having two extra portions of fruits and vegetables a day for six weeks, there was a noticeable effect on their skin tone.
Some suggested fruits and vegetables to help with achieving that healthy glow are carrots, oranges, apricots, mangoes, and spinach.