A carrot tan?! The new TikTok trend that will leave you bronzed

A carrot tan?! The new TikTok trend that will leave you bronzed

A medical phenomenon or is it a hoax?

Woman eating carrots
Woman eating carrots/ canva

The summer season is almost here! While we have been experiencing some rainy days in KZN as of late, we are gearing up for some Vitamin D and Vitamin sea.

Instead of desperately hoping the sun pops out or getting a fake tan, people are now chowing carrots for a unique, healthy glow.

Turns out there's medical verification behind this - carrots can indeed change the colour of your skin.

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The concept behind the carrot tan is simple yet fascinating. Here is the latest TikTok trend explained: 

@glowbymarlowe Did you know you can get a natural tan by just eating certain foods? Here's how. #mariamarlowe #skincaretips #tanningtips #glowingskincare #acnenutrition #acnenutritionist #glowingskintips #fyp #foryou ♬ original sound - Marlowe | Acne Nutritionist

As social media influencers and beauty gurus flaunt their carrot-tanned skin, the trend has gained traction. 

“Eating too many beta-carotene-filled foods can turn your skin an orangey color,” dermatologist Dr. Melissa Piliang, MD revealed to Cleveland Clinic.

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As the world turns orange and embraces the December glow in November, we can't help but wonder if this trend will work for you. 

Would you dare to try out the carrot tan and let your skin soak in the goodness of this root vegetable? Share your thoughts and experiences with us on Facebook



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