The #1 Best Vitamin For Healthier-Looking Skin

Yes, I know it's shocking—but it's true! There really is a vitamin that can give you a tan!

Yes, I know it’s shocking—but it’s true! There really IS a vitamin that can give you a tan!

This might almost sound too good to be true, but stick with me here—everything you’re about to read is fully backed up by research.

What would you say if I told you that there’s a vitamin out there…

That can actually give you a TAN?

It’s crazy but true. There’s even a word for it: carotenodermia.

And the nutrients responsible are called carotenoids.

Now your first question is liable to be:

What Are These Mysterious Carotenoids?

That a way, Billy!

That a way, Billy!

Carotenoids are the nutrients (antioxidants) that give many fruits & vegetables their yellow, orange, and red color. Specifically:

  • Yellow comes from lutein (squash, spinach, kale)
  • Orange comes from beta carotene (sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots)
  • Red comes from lycopene (tomato, guava, watermelon)

Something else you should know:

Carotenoids Are Really Freaking Good For You

You’re probably more interested in the whole “getting a tan” thing than the whole “preventing disease” thing, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to let you know that carotenoids are, like, pretty darn healthy.

Specifically:

Lycopene may help ward off prostate cancer (study, study, study, study, study).

Lutein & zeaxanthan may help protect your eyes from damaging blue light (study, study, study, study, study, study, study).

Carotenoids may help reduce the risk of heart disease (study, study, study, study, study, study, study, study)…

…and cancer, too (study, study, study, study).

But screw that, right? What you really want to know is…

How Carotenoids Can Give You A Tan

This guy needs to start eating more orange veggies. (And probably start drinking less blood, too.)

This guy needs to start eating more orange veggies. (And probably start drinking less blood, too.)

We already know from studies, studies, and more studies that carotenoids are good for your body and especially your skin.

The reason they’re so good for your skin is because they’re fat-soluble nutrients that your body tends to store in the outer layer of your skin (your stratum corneum)…

Which is also why they give your skin a healthy glow!

In fact, I’m going to go one step further and claim that not only can carotenoids give you a tan, they can give you a BETTER tan that lying out in the sun.

A Carotenoid Tan Is Better Than A Suntan

Studies show that people actually find a carotenoid tan to be MORE ATTRACTIVE than a regular old suntan.

Say whaaat?

It’s true, and there’s actually a pretty good reason for it.

See, attractiveness is usually a sign of good health (which you already know if you’ve purchased the Better-Looking Guy System).

Suntan is made of brownish pigment that comes from melanin—and is actually a sign of skin damage. (In other words, not exactly a sign of health.)

But a carotenoid tan is made of yellow, orange, & red pigment that comes from antioxidants in your skin…and this type of tan is a sign of health because it shows that you’re well-nourished.

Just for fun, here’s another article describing the carotenoid tan (check out some of their before & after pics, too).

The 3 Steps To Getting A Carotenoid Tan

Step 1) Eat more carotenoid-containing food.

Mmmm...pumpkin goo...

Mmmm…pumpkin goo…

Honestly…if you couldn’t figure out this step on your own, you’re probably a few carotenoids short of a carrot. Luckily, you can still get the benefits of these nutrients by eating foods such as:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Grapefruit
  • Eggs (not a veggie, but a highly bioavailable source of lutein and zeaxanthin)

According to the research, it takes about 2-3 servings per day to get a healthy skin glow.

Step 2) Eat some fat with your carotenoids.

Red palm oil comes from these cute little guys (red palm fruit)

Red palm oil comes from these cute little guys (red palm fruit)

Because these nutrients are fat-soluble, you need to eat them with some fat to help your body absorb them. Some healthy suggestions:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Grass-fed butter
  • Organic, cold-press red palm oil (bonus: this oil contains carotenoids and fat)

Step 3) Choose real foods over supplements.

I know, I know—it’s easier to swallow a little pill than it is to cut, clean, bake, and eat a squash.

But whole food trumps supplements almost every time, especially when it comes to antioxidants like carotenoids.

This is because it can be hard to isolate 1 specific nutrient that’s responsible for the health benefits. Instead, the benefits usually come from a whole spectrum of nutrients (like you would get from eating an entire piece of fruit).

Plus, did you know that squash is actually delicious? Try baking an acorn squash with butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon. YUM.

There you have it, guys: the secret of the mysterious carotenoid tan, finally revealed.

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2017-05-18T15:53:26-05:00 Categories: Skin & Hair Care|

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