I’m sure you have your own favorite face cream that you are regularly using to keep your skin toned. But to have beautiful skin, you should start with nourishment from within. The cells are constantly changing: the old ones are shedding and the younger ones are replacing them. To support this constant and rapid growth, you need to keep a steady supply of essential nutrients. When you keep a correct balance of foods in your diet, you feed to your skin the vital nutrients that it requires in order to stay soft, blemish-free and supple.
All these essential nutrients you can get from the fruits and vegetables. First of all from them you get the powerful antioxidants, which you need to protect your skin from the cellular damage that can be caused by the free radicals. These free radicals can cause your skin to wrinkle and become dry. Secondly, from fruits and vegetables you get the so important vitamin C. It helps you to maintain a strong immune system, gives you a radiant skin and keeps the blemishes away.
Eating fruit and vegetables in abundance is the most effective way to healthy skin and a sexy shade of skin, according to the conclusions reached by a team of researchers.
In countries like the UK, most people think that the best way to have a more attractive skin tone is tan in the sun or under UV lamps, but research conducted by Dr. Ian’s team Stephen (University of Bristol) shows that eating plenty of fruit and vegetables is actually more effective.
The team, which has conducted his research at the Perception Laboratory at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, first assessed the tone of the skin of Caucasians in relation to their diet. Those who ate more servings of fruit and vegetables per day were also having a golden skin tone.
Further analysis using a spectrophotometer measured the way in which the skin absorbs the light from different parts of the spectrum, revealing that the fur of a golden hue had greater presence of carotenoids, antioxidants that are red and yellow, to which attributed a major influence in the immune system and fertility. Generally, carotenoids are found in fruits and vegetables.
In the second part of the study, the team used specialized software to manipulate the skin tone in images of 51 faces/ This was done in order to simulate the presence of more or less carotenoids and more or less tan. Participants were then asked to adjust the hue of the skin to make the female face look as healthy as possible. By giving a choice of improved skin color by tanning or improved by the carotenoids, the participants preferred the color modified by carotenoids.
This study shows that people can use not only tracks on the pitch to judge how safe are other individuals, but we are also capable of great accuracy when we make those assessments. This ability makes sense in the context of human evolution, because they tend to favor individuals who choose to form alliances, or mate, with healthier individuals, and penalize those who do with people in poor health.