Tanned skin looks very attractive and impressive. To get an even and beautiful tan in the open sun, you need to properly care for your skin and have enough time at your disposal so that it has time to acquire a golden hue. For a faster result, you need to apply some tricks.
Preparing for a beach holiday
For some people, to get a beautiful tan, it is enough to spend 2-3 days on the beach, others need several weeks. If your vacation does not allow you to count on a long beach vacation, start preparing for it in advance.
Get skin vitamins from your pharmacy and start taking them. From exposure to the sun, the skin loses much moisture, free radicals accumulate in it, which leads to aging and the appearance of new wrinkles. Vitamin complexes can help minimize sun damage.
Include carrot juice in your diet, which contains a large amount of beta-carotene (provitamin A), which is necessary for the production of melanin, the pigment in tanning. Pro-vitamin A is best absorbed in the presence of fats - drink carrot juice with sour cream or a little vegetable oil. In addition to carrots, beta-carotene contains apricots, peaches, melons, pumpkins, and watermelons.
The amino acid tyrosine also plays an important role in the production of melanin. It is found in animal products: meat, fish, liver, as well as in avocados, beans, almonds.
Use body and face scrubs twice a week. Since skin cells are constantly dying off, tanning can be uneven and unstable, and when using a scrub, young skin becomes more beautiful and uniform. Be sure to use moisturizers or lotions after your procedure.
If possible, visit the solarium several times before your vacation. Start with short sessions - 1–2 minutes each. Then on the beach in the first days you will be able to sunbathe a little longer.
How to quickly tan in the sun
In the first days on vacation in the open sun, you can stay no more than 15-20 minutes. Then the time can be gradually increased up to 1 hour. In the period from 11 to 16 hours you can not sunbathe - at this time the sun is the most active. Remember to use sunscreen. When choosing this product, remember that the lighter the skin, the higher the protection factor should be.
You can speed up the process of melanin production and darkening of the skin with the help of tanning creams. These products help reduce sun exposure, moisturize the skin and help develop an even golden tone quickly.
Natural cosmetic oils also help to tan faster. They nourish the skin, moisturize it, increase the production of melanin and protect the skin from premature aging. Some tanning oils come with sunscreens for light skin. Oils without UV filters can only be used by dark-skinned women.