Global Beauty: Skincare Traditions From Around the World

From spicy body masks to seaweed soaks, the world's women turn to nature in their quest for perfect skin and lustrous hair (21 Photos)

Katie Alberts and Fiorella Valdesolo on Jul 10, 2013 at 7:23PM

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Brazil: Carrot Juice as a Tan Enhancer

Source: Dianne Avery Photography/Flickr Open/Getty Images

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.

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