Everyone knows that the sun is bad for your skin. (It causes wrinkles, increased skin aging, age spots, prematurely thin skin, and skin cancer.) However, a lot of us still want a complexion that has a warm golden glow. So, what do we do? You fake it! By using makeup and self- tanner and by eating beta carotene-rich foods, you can have a golden-tan complexion without the DNA damage and leathery look of a sun or sunbed tanner - yes, you can have it all! It’s easy! Here's what you do:
- Exfoliate your skin to ensure the self-tanner goes on smoothly. Thicker areas of skin will grab more tanner and make your “tan” look irregular.
- Use makeup to help enhance your fake “tan”.
- Juice carrots (and drink the juice of course) and eat lots of greens and other beta carotene-rich foods.