Despite sunscreen or tanning lotion, you might wonder what causes certain people to burn, while others receive a nice tan. This change is based on your melanin levels located in your skin cells, which vary from each person.

Black is beautiful and with the recent upsurging rave of Pan-Africanism that cuts across the globe delineating down to choice of food, tourish locationa and even music. This is one of the best times ever to be a black woman.  Hey, we know you ‘ve got that melanin but …Isn’t popping?

Here are some foods that will help you bring forth that pop and glow;

Tumeric 

Whether you take turmeric in supplement form or cook with it, it’s interesting what it can do. On one hand, it contains properties that can inhibit the overproduction of melanin that can ultimately result in hyperpigmentation issues. On the flip side, because turmeric is also rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, it can increase melanin production; especially when you’re in the sun.

So, how do you know which way to make it work in your melanin-increasing favor? If you want to consume turmeric in order to add melanin to your body, get the kind that does not have curcumin in it. It’s the properties in curcumin that blocks the ACTH hormone in your system and helps to keep melanin from increasing in your body. If you get some that doesn’t contain curcumin, you should be pretty good to go.

Eggs

Eggs are good sources of protein, they also contain vitamins and minerals.

Two other things that eggs have in them are Vitamin D (the same nutrient that the sun gives us) and Vitamin E. As far as Vitamin E goes, what a lot of people don’t know is if you do decide to sunbathe (because yes, a lot of us do it too) and you want a more radiant glow, you should consume Vitamin E and put some Vitamin E oil onto your skin as well. The reason why is because it’s a nutrient that “triggers” the production of melanin in your system.

 

Carrots 

Beta-carotene is a must-have, melanin-wise, because it contains carotenoids that help us to maintain our natural skin color. It works well even during the cooler seasons when we tend to not have quite as much exposure to the sun.

From a beauty standpoint, beta-carotene is awesome because it reduces our sensitivity to the sun, increases hair growth, and gives your skin a natural healthy glow.

 

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