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iVillage: Global Beauty: Skincare Traditions from Around the World

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Brazil: Carrot Juice as a Tan Enhancer

Perfecting a deep, long-lasting tan is practically an art form in Brazil’s beach communities. And while gradual sun exposure and safer self-tanning agents are both employed in the pursuit, many locals attempt to enhance their glow from the inside out by drinking pigment-packed carrot and beet juice.

Cultural practice: Fresh juice stands are often situated near the praia (beach), enabling simultaneous sipping and sun worshiping.

(CREDIT: Dianne Avery Photography/Flickr Open/Getty Images)
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