Write down the tips you should follow to prepare your skin before, during and after sunbathing
Holidays start and with them the hours of exposure to the sun, intentionally or not, multiply. Achieving a quick, beautiful and healthy tan in many cases becomes an obsession and the consequences of a bad exposure can generate more than one headache.
How to get a nice tan?
The best way to achieve a beautiful tan is to go ahead and prepare our skin in advance with an exfoliating treatment. From this moment, it is enough to always keep the skin clean and hydrated.
To do this, you have to alternate a moisturizer in the morning with a regenerating cream at night. One proposal is to use the cleansing ritual proposed by the Kenfay brand composed of toner, exfoliating gel and moisturizing milk that respects the natural balance of the skin.
The most natural way to keep your skin hydrated is with short, lukewarm showers as well as drinking plenty of water. What is the perfect amount? Drink about 2.5 liters a day, and do it on a regular basis, don't wait to be thirsty.
Food is essential
The food is also essential. Increase in your diet the foods that contain vitamins A, C and E. What is the key to recognize them? They are usually orange or red in color like tomatoes, carrots or squash. Also reduce the intake of fat, sugary drinks, alcohol or fried foods ... And goodbye to tobacco!
How to choose the right cream?
When it comes to sunbathing, we must remember that sun cream must have the perfect protection for our skin type. Its application should not be done when we begin exposure to the sun but 20 minutes before this moment. The ideal is to start with short times and increase them as the day and vacation days go by, trying to avoid the central hours of the day, between 12pm and 5pm.
What is the perfect protection factor?
But what is the perfect protection factor?
· If your skin is very white and you have a tendency to burn, you cannot go below factor 50.
· For medium tones a factor of 30 is recommended.
· For dark skin that is very easy to tan, a level 15 can be selected.
The first days it is always advisable to use a factor greater than usual.
Hair, the great forgotten under the sun
Protection from the effects of the sun should not remain on the skin. The hair needs the same care. On the beach there are many factors, beyond the sun, that affect the hair. The saltpeter in the water attracts the sun's rays, the wind carries particles that cause dryness and the marine minerals accelerate oxidation.
In the pool the picture does not improve much, the chlorines used can alter the color. The most natural remedy is the use of scarves or hats, especially when the hair is wet, and as an aid you should use serum or masks and nourishing and moisturizing oils.
What to do after sunbathing
Just as important as taking care of ourselves before and during sun exposure is to do it afterwards. The best known and most recommended natural remedy is Aloe Vera, which has moisturizing, soothing and healing properties.
Aloe Vera has moisturizing, soothing and healing properties
One of its defenders is Jennifer Aniston who says that after sunbathing she applies aloe extracted directly from the plants in her garden to her skin. If you are not lucky enough to have a garden like that of the actress, don't worry, cosmetics have many alternatives available to everyone.
Atlantia has launcheda soothing after sun milk with a refreshing and soothing formula based on Canarian aloe vera that nourishes and regenerates the skin helping to relieve burning and redness.
How to lengthen the tan?
And once we have followed all the advice and we have achieved a nice tan, how can we extend it over time? Hydration is still essential, go for cold showers and replace the gels with shower oils.
Also keep taking care of your diet, it is time to take a lot of fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidant properties.
A diet high in fast foods, processed foods, carbohydrates, potatoes and meat is likely to be low in potassium, contributing to high blood pressure. A daily intake of 3,000 to 3,500 mg of potassium through foods such as bananas, tomatoes and other vegetables is recommended.