After returning from vacation, everyone wants to preserve this beautiful tan as long as possible. And this can be done if you take proper care of your skin. Plus - it will help restore the skin after prolonged exposure to the sun.
For two weeks after returning from vacation, the production of melanin continues in the skin, and you do not stop darkening. This is a natural reaction of the body, but it can be enhanced with the help of naturally occurring antioxidants: beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E. Many vitamin complexes based on these substances can be found in pharmacies. If you start taking them on your return home, your tan will become even more beautiful, it will acquire a golden hue. In addition, antioxidants slow down the aging process of the skin.
The skin has thinned from exposure to the sun, all aggressive procedures are contraindicated for it. They not only affect the color of the tan, but also have a negative effect on the skin. Refrain from peels and scrubs for 2-3 weeks - this is how long it takes for the skin to recover. During this period, it should be intensively moisturized and nourished with fatty creams and oils.
After two weeks, when the natural production of melanin has slowed down, you can replenish your diet with foods that will help maintain your existing tan. These include: carrots, pumpkin, red peppers, tomatoes, bananas, apricots, peaches, red currants, and melon. If you use them every day, your tan will last for another 1-3 months. True, the listed vegetables, fruits and berries should not be eaten more than a pound a day.
After 50–55 years of age, exposure to the sun can lead to the appearance of age spots. Therefore, at this age, it is better to focus not on maintaining a tan, but on protecting from the sun. This will help the use of antioxidants and vitamins, they will help neutralize free radicals and prevent skin aging.
After relaxing in the south, do not try to keep your tan with a tanning bed. The skin has already received a strong UV load, and additional radiation can provoke photoaging, as well as the formation of age spots, moles and rosacea.