Is tanning faster in Summer worth all the fuss? There are some tricks with home remedies that are very popular to help you get darker, although they can be quite dangerous. For example ... have you ever heard of applying coca-cola, lemon or oil without using any UV protection? Don’t try it! These products don’t favor the activation of melanin and will increase the chance of getting sunburn, putting your health at risk.
That is no reason to throw in the towel though. There are home remedies that in addition to being quick, are totally safe. For example, using foods that contain melanin, exfoliating the skin, or even just staying well hydrated will increase your chances of tanning and getting darker faster.
Remember that the most important thing when sunbathing is to use a suitably protective sunscreen. It should be applied before and after sun exposure and you should remain aware of the effects of the sun as long as you are exposed to the direct sunlight.
5 tricks to get darker quickly and without any risks
If you want to get a dark and long-lasting tan without risk to your skin, you need to do more than just lay in the sun for hours a day.. There are some things you should do before and after to achieve the desired dark effect. Shall we start? You can use the best tricks in the book to accelerate tanning without the need to take health risks!
Eating foods rich in beta carotene
Did you know that some foods accelerate tanning? What we eat contributes to the production of melanin, a natural pigment in our body that gives color to our skin.
If you want a tan quickly, try drinking fruit juice with 3 carrots and 1 orange daily for 3 weeks. You can also try other foods rich in carotenes, oil and antioxidants such as tomatoes, strawberries, apricots, cherry or mango.
These products also help fight free radicals, protecting the skin from premature aging. Remember that fruits and vegetables will help you hydrate your skin well looking after your natural beauty. In addition, we advise you to use a bronzer with carrot and coconut oil extracts.
Exfoliate your skin
You need to remove dead skin to get brown quickly and safely. The best way is to exfoliate your entire body 3 days before sunbathing. By incorporating the removal of dead cells and skin spots in to your beauty routine you will make your body more receptive to the sun meaning less tanning time is needed. Your summer tan will be longer lasting and even.
Then exfoliate the skin more gently, just once a week. It will help you keep your skin tanned for longer.
Choose a good time for sunbathing
To get a nice colour safely it’s important to sunbathe before 11 a.m. and in the afternoon after 4 p.m. In addition, you should apply the appropriate sunscreen 20 minutes before tanning. UVA & UVB rays are harmful to the skin and hair at any time.
Ideally, in the first few days expose yourself to the sun for approximately 30 minutes. You will get dark gradually and people generally see a more natural colour. It is also important to change positions several times during sun exposure.
Hydrate the skin
Remember that the application of sunscreen does not prevent you from getting brown. On the contrary, it prolongs the tan because it keeps the cells healthy and the skin well hydrated. Don't forget to put the sun lotion on every 2 hours or more and apply moisturiser after showering once you get home. You will avoid dehydration and flaking. Ah! And don't forget to drink plenty of water. You will be a bronzed beauty!
Using a self-tanner
This is a good resource if you want to get a quick tan without taking risks from exposure to UVA & UVB rays. Many people apply self-tanning cream for a sun kissed glow. The use of these products is very effective, since they have DHA, which is a substance capable of reacting with the amino acids present in the skin. They are found in a range of beauty collections.
Bronzers do not have risks attached, although it is important to check that you do not suffer any allergic reaction to any of the components of the product. Try it before on a small part of your body that is not visible. You will get the golden tone you always dreamed of without risking your health!