Summer is fast approaching, and with it the desire to expose your skin to the sun. However, sunburn can quickly appear from the first exposure.
To avoid this, here are some tips to prepare your skin for summer, sun and tanning.
Yes, there are still things to do before you can have fun in the sun.
Eat a diet rich in vitamins C and E and beta-carotene.
To get a perfect tanit is important to eat a diet rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene and E. Vitamins C and E are essential for the healing of the skin, the prevention of cellular aging and from Sun burn. They are rich in antioxidants and antiradicals.
Beta-carotene is the best known preparation for the sun. It stimulates melanin, which is responsible for skin pigmentation.
Raw organic carrots are better than cooked carrots. Likewise, prefer raw organic fruits and vegetables to cooked fruits and vegetables.
Dietary supplements are foods that prepare the body for sun exposure. They provide reinforcements for protect our skin from sunburn.
They can be used to produce melanin (which is responsible for tanning the skin) or to strengthen the body’s defenses against sunburn.
Some food supplements are specifically designed for tanning and contain more moisturizing agents or antioxidants. This is particularly the case of the dietary supplement based on carrots. This allows to obtain a bronzed and fresh appearance that lasts in time. It is recommended to start using dietary supplements for tanning at least 3 to 4 weeks before exposing yourself to the sun.
Use a natural and organic product to exfoliate your skin
This is an essential step to prepare your skin for the sun. It allows eliminate dead cells of the epidermis and gives radiance to your skin. It will allow moisturizers to penetrate deeper and work more effectively. You can ensure the best skin care by using organic scrubs and making your own scrub with organic ingredients.
Exfoliation can make the skin dry and brittle. To avoid this, it is best to use gentle scrubs. They is an organic product that uses natural exfoliating pearls, and is less abrasive. It is important to wait at least a day before exposing yourself to moderate sunlight.
A scrub can be done once or twice a week.
Focus on Urucum, your tanning ally
L’Urucum is the secret to a beautiful tan. Lurucum is a Brazilian plant renowned for the skin pigmentation, and its antioxidant properties. Lurucum is richer in bixin (similar to beta-carotene) than carrots. It is a great ally for your skin. It is an excellent tanning accelerator.
It can be used as a blush and as a color for the eyelids. It can be used in the kitchen, but also as a background treatment to prepare your skin for the sun. Depending on what you want to use it for, Lurucum comes in several forms: powder, cream, oil, capsules, cream and oil.
Hydrate your skin
It is important to moisturize your skin using skincare products but also drinkwater before exposing it to the sun. Most people think of moisturizing their skin after sun exposure to prolong their tan.
Skin that is not hydrated before sun exposure will be more sensitive. A hydrated skin is more resistant to the sun. At least 15 days before exposure to the sun, moisturize your skin.
We recommend increasing your water intake every day of the year. It is essential to stay hydrated.
Use quality cosmetics, especially organic and natural cosmetics
Cosmetics should be suitable for your skin and your health. Both for organic products which can be used to prep your skinthan for sunscreen products.
Sunscreen products should be applied to your skin as soon as you are exposed. To protect your skin, we do not recommend waiting for prolonged exposure to the sun, such as at the beach.
Expose yourself slowly and surely to the sun
It is recommended to gradually expose yourself to the sun, starting with brief exposures and gradually increasing your exposure. Sun exposure between noon and 4 p.m. is not recommended.
Those hours of sun exposure over an extended period of time will give you more sunburn than a lasting tan. Don’t forget to use an organic and natural sunscreen.
You are now ready to face the sun
You can be confident in your summer tan. All you need is a bottle of water, a hat and some nice sunglasses.
Prepare to leave. Tan!