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12 Jun Health eNews Features Dr. Dy: Can Food Change Your Skin Color?

Carrots Change Skin Color Myth or Fact: Eating too many carrots can turn your skin orange. The surprising truth is that, yes, eating too many carrots can change the color of your skin. “Carrots can, in fact, cause an orangish yellow skin pigmentation,” says Dr. Lady Dy, a dermatologist with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. “It’s called carotenemia and is often most noticeable on thick skin like palms of your hands or the soles of your feet.”
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