Okay, so it’s nothing new that fruits and vegetables are good for you. You know, I know, we get it. The list of healthy eating benefits goes on forever. But what about healthy looking benefits? The beauty girls over at Allure Magazine did some research that was recently published on their site that shows an interesting finding about fruits and veggies. It seems what we put IN our skin is just as important as what we put ON our skin- cleansers, clarifiers and creams for clarity and bronzers, toners and tanners for color.
It seems the colored pigments in fruits and veggies are transferred to your skin’s surface. That shiny red apple or juicy orange you’re about to enjoy can brighten your skin, giving you that glowing complexion people associate with “looking healthy.” And those of you who don’t get the recommended greens in your diet, might want to consider starting. Lacking these pigments can create a paler appearance.
Now before you pour yourself a glass of OJ or stop at the nearest bodega for a Naked juice, read this: experts say the skin and pulp are the most nutrient-concentrated parts of fruits and veggies, so the juice version isn’t as effective.
Tell us what you think- do you notice a difference in your complexion depending on your diet? And would a natural glow keep you from spraying one on?