How to tan well in summer?
Summer is finally here, and so are the holidays. The beach, the swimming pool, relaxation and above all the tan are ours! Here are our tips for getting a good tan this summer. On the program, preparing the skin for the Sun then tanning without putting it in danger.
Adapt your diet to get a good tan in summer
To properly prepare your skin for summer and future exhibitions, we put color on our plates. Eat colorful fruits and vegetables, which are rich in antioxidant pigments as well as active ingredients. If you wish, you can also take food supplements rich in essential vitamins and minerals to supplement your diet. Here, the goal is to stock up on beta-carotenes, vitamins C and E as well as antioxidant compounds. Foods rich in vitamin A also help protect the skin. Finally, don't forget about essential fatty acids on the plate! A little Resolution N°2 detox tea as a bonus will only be beneficial for the skin. Without forgetting our new gummies for the skin, PURE .
PURE will come:
- Deeply moisturize the skin
- Even out the complexion
- Reduce skin impurities
- Give a boost
- Stimulate collagen production
Exfoliate regularly to prepare for a tan
Throughout the year, we must take care of our skin with regular scrubs. Just like you do for your face, the skin (body) also needs this care!
In summer, this habit must also continue. Our skin needs to be deeply cleansed and invigorated after winter. A good skin exfoliation will allow you to obtain an even and much longer-lasting tan. Once dead cells are eliminated, they make way for young cells which surface after exfoliation. They are more vibrant and more able to withstand solar exposure. You can exfoliate with a horsehair glove on the least sensitive areas of the body. For the face, neckline and more sensitive areas, we prefer a gentle exfoliation. Use only natural products based on apricot kernels or make your own scrub yourself before summer!
We recommend 1 scrub per week which will also maintain your tan contrary to what you think?
We use natural active ingredients
To prepare your skin for tanning and stimulate it in this direction, there are certain very effective natural active ingredients . This is the case ofurucum , which is used by the Amazonian Indians as a food coloring and skin protectant . Its oil comes from a red seed one hundred times richer in beta-carotene than carrots. Urucum powder is also antioxidant , in addition to being rich in essential minerals for skin health: selenium, copper, zinc... For your skin care, focus everything on urucum!
You can also use the carrot in the form of an oil or an oily macerate . Carrots make you look good , it seems. But they are very rich in beta-carotene and vitamins . The oil, used on the skin, is protective . It can be combined with sweet orange essential oil or apricot kernel oil to apply to the skin. Begin treatments approximately two weeks before summer and the first exposure to the sun. This little cocktail could also help you tan faster.
How to keep your tan as long as possible?
Your tan is perfect , but the “problem” is that it disappears far too quickly. Here's how to maintain it:
Make moisturizing treatments
The holidays are over, and the beach is a happy, but distant memory. However, you must not stop hydrating and nourishing your skin ! By nourishing the skin, we preserve its suppleness . And she really needs it. In addition, the wind, the sea and the sun accelerate its drying , and we then peel quickly, losing in the process the tan that we worked so hard to obtain. Consider using a moisturizer enriched with vitamins C and E , as well as natural antioxidants . It will help you make your tan last, again and again.
Use a tan extender
If you thought that tan creams and tan extenders were just a marketing ploy to sell you yet another product, you might be wrong. The formulas they contain contain active ingredients that stimulate the skin's melanocytes . They are the ones who synthesize the melanin which colors the skin and they are in the starting blocks during exposure to the Sun. After the holidays, use these products to prolong your tan . But choose a natural composition!
Continue to expose yourself to the sun
The holidays are over ? So what ? You can absolutely continue to expose your face and/or body to the sun when the opportunity arises! A beautiful sunny Sunday is coming, so put on your swimsuit and find a nice place to settle down: by a river or a lake, in your garden... Of course, this requires having a place to settle down . If you are lucky enough to be able to enjoy a garden or a terrace, don't hesitate to increase your tanning sessions.
But be careful , even if you want to prolong your tan, you don't skimp on sunscreen , whatever your skin color.
How to tan faster?
Here are some tips for tanning quickly, but not just anyhow.
Don't forget about good sun protection
Let it be clear right away: the goal is not to grill like a chicken on a spit, but rather to adopt a soft tanned complexion as quickly as possible. And this, while not skimping on protecting the skin from the dangers of the sun. We never forget about sun protection: sunscreen does not prevent you from tanning . And contrary to popular belief, a cream with a low protection factor does not allow you to tan faster. So we always use a good cream, with a high protection index and adapted to the color of our skin. All right ?
So how do we go about it?
We focus on the right foods
Food supplements and certain foods boost the skin's natural ability to tan. Eating fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene helps the skin tan more easily, without burning. Ingested beta-carotene protects the skin from UV damage and is an excellent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and oxidative stress. Clearly, you need to increase your beta-carotene consumption to tan faster! Consume peppers, carrots, melons and green leafy vegetables for this.
We hydrate the skin and prepare it
This last point takes us directly back to the very first of this article. For the skin to tan faster, it must be prepared. Hydration is essential for this. So remember to drink enough during the day and regularly hydrate your skin with naturally moisturizing treatments! Nourishing the skin is also a plus: consider using oils rich in fatty acids which will deeply nourish it. This helps prevent peeling, by the way. We think about daily moisturizing and nourishing treatments to maintain your skin and your tan.
DIY: natural products for tanning
What homemade products can you use to perfect your tan and take care of your skin in summer?
An after-sun with urucum
We told you about urucum in this article… Now is the time to try it! In a bottle, add the following ingredients, mix and shake vigorously before use:
- 20% oily macerate of urucum (or calendula, your choice);
- 30% coconut oil: soothing, nourishing, soft and deliciously scented, it helps regenerate the skin after exposure to the Sun;
- 50% oily vanilla macerate: softening, penetrating and protective, it offers an irresistible scent to the skin in addition to protecting it.
As it is an after-sun treatment, it must be applied to the skin after exposure to the Sun.
A glittery oil to enhance you
When the sun shines on us, our skin shines. Well, in theory. To help it stand out, you can also apply a delicately glittery oil. It will highlight your body as well as its natural tan . To make it, you will need to mix a certain number of ingredients in a pump bottle (preferably cream pump). Always choose a naturally scented vegetable oil , obtained by first cold pressing and organic . Here you have the choice and you can even afford to mix them! Coconut, macadamia, apricot, argan, almond, urucum, carrot … Treat yourself.
In a bowl, mix all of the following oils:
- 2 tablespoons of hazelnut oil;
- 4 tablespoons of apricot oil;
- 2 tablespoons of argan oil;
- 4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil;
- 4 tablespoons of macadamia oil.
Add two teaspoons of carrot macerate, then 25 drops of vanilla flavoring or fragrance of your choice. Mix, then add two teaspoons of natural mother-of-pearl and mix thoroughly. For long storage, add five drops of vitamin E. Transfer the mixture into the container of your choice and remember to shake the bottle before each use.
And There you go ! Do you have all the keys to returning from vacation with a magnificent tan and magnificent skin because you will have taken care of it of course?
Happy holiday Presidents!