Its no secret that when it comes to seasons, Summer is one of the most loved. Hemlines get shorter, sleeves become scarce but the abundance of sunshine gives a warm glow both inside and out. That golden glow is coveted long after the summer months have gone and often maintained through the use of self-tanning products like lotions, sprays and hours laying in tanning beds. Despite the many health risks associated with these not-so-sunny tanning methods, the sunless tanning industry is booming; pulling in over 516 million annually. But have no fear kiddies! Now there’s a way to keep a golden glow from with in and kick those crappy sun substitutes to the curb. The answer – LEAFY GREENS. Yes, that’s right. Turns out all you need to keep your skin’s disposition sunny is located in the produce section rather than the beauty aisle. Scientists have now discovered that eating plenty of leafy green vegetables is by far the best way to achieve a healthy, golden glow. Lead researcher from the University of Bristol said: “Most people in the West think that the best way to improve your skin color is to get a suntan. But our research shows that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is actually more effective.’ The research team, working at a laboratory at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, first assessed the skin color of people in relation to their diet. Those who had more leafy greens and other forms of fresh fruit and veggies were found to have a more golden and warm hue to their skin, naturally. So to achieve a more sun-kissed look, reach for the powerhouse greens such as Kale, Spinach, Collards and Swiss Chard to create a natural warm glow that lasts and lasts. Not only will be saving yourself a lifetime worth of sun damage and amp’d up carcinogens, you’ll be healthier, happier and according to science, more appealing to potential mates. So kiss those dangerous faux sun methods goodbye and say hello to a sexier, healthier, sunnier new you! Millions of sun worshipers across the globe will (literally) be dying to know your glowing secret.
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