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How to extend your tan?

For SHA Wellness Clinic
Monday June 27th, 2016
Health & Beauty

During summer, many of us seek how to extend our tan and to keep our skin dark for longer. As we have said many times, we must always extreme caution on issues related to tanning, because the sun can be very good but also very dangerous to our health and the famous UVA rays machines are not recommended as they can produce skin cancer.

Therefore, we must find alternatives to help us maintain the nice tan we have achieved during the summer and prolong our tan for as long as possible.


Our 3 tips to discover how to extend your tan in a natural way are:

1.Foods with carotenoids and antioxidants

Taking foods high in carotenoids and antioxidants like carrots. Everyone knows that eating carrots helps not only to improve eyesight but also to prolong the tan thanks to its high content of beta-carotene. Whether as carrot juice, carrot cream, as a garnish for a dish… or even as a carrot mask made ​​from the pulp and applied directly on our skin helps us maintain our golden hue.

Other foods rich in antioxidants and carotenoids that are very healthy: pumpkin, papaya, cantaloupe, watermelon, berries, beets, broccoli, basil, watercress, etc.


2. Intense hydration

Use shower gel and natural moisturizer, with no parabens, to help us keep skin hydrated and keep the tan obtained. We can also use a natural oil such as aloe vera, that in addition to moisturize, increases the brightness of our skin. The skin hydration is essential to keep it healthy so after the summer, it is recommended to use natural creams to hydrate our face and body two or three times daily.

It is also advisable to drink lots of water to hydrate our skin and body from the inside. Also, drink at least a liter and a half of water a day will help to improve the elasticity of your skin and reduce dark circles.


3. Tea infusions

Both drunk (always better to take decaffeinated teas) as primarily applying the infusion directly to the skin, tea helps to flush out toxins and impurities while helping to set the golden tone of your skin thanks to its astringent properties. However, immediately, we recommend to moisturize your skin conveniently to avoid drying it out.


Do you have other tip to extend the life of your the tan?


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