Sweet potatoes for sweet skin? Absolutely! Those yams are loaded with beta-carotene – a major skin defense against environmental damage leading to scaly, dry, rough, “weathered” looking skin, . Beta-carotene offers special summertime protection as it helps to limit the aging and wrinkling effects of UV damage from the sun. Beta-carotene also promotes better skin pH balance and improves skin cell growth and turnover. All this plus the extra vitamin C that sweet potatoes carry means smoother, softer, younger looking skin for you. Now go ahead – enjoy those sweet potatoes!