How to keep a bronze tan
It is necessary to start care for slightly tanned skin from the first days of being in the sun (or from the first visits to the solarium). In addition to the mandatory protection from the sun, every evening on a tanned body should be applied a special tool from the series "after tanning".
You can also safely take a shower with a washcloth or brush, without fear of "erasing" the tan, because dark color is formed in the deeper layers of the skin.
Do not abuse the products on an oil basis, try to give preference to the most light and liquid means. Over-application of oil can cause increased sweat production and even acne.
The only means of care that it is better to give up for the entire period of sunbathing is a scrub, especially coarse (based on powder from walnut shell or apricot kernels).
You can use softer scrubs - for example, based on oatmeal or with soft polymer particles. The fact is that any scrub causes microtrauma to the skin, potentially fraught with inflammation, and under sun exposure conditions,swimming in salt water or just sweating in conditions of heat and unusual climate, this risk increases many times.
The alternative to scrub is a soft bristle brush, a sea sponge or a polyethylene sponge is the most gentle detergent.
What products are useful for sunbathing skin
The most important vitamin for tanned skin is beta carotene. In the summer it is easy to get from vegetables and fruits of yellow, orange and dark green.
In addition to carotene, tanning skin needs animal protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids (olive, corn and rapeseed oil) and a lot of calcium. According to Italian experts, in the summer, calcium is best obtained not from fresh milk, but from the following grades of cheese: mozzarella, cheese, feta.
Thus, as a perfect summer dish, you can recommend the classic Greek salad, served as a side dish for a good juicy steak.
All products containing excess salt are harmful for tanning: smoked meat and sausage, fried potatoes, pickled vegetables. Such food causes, on the one hand,dry skin on the most tanning areas (arms, shoulders, decollete), and on the other hand, increases the separation of fat on the face, because of which the tan starts to go off quickly and unevenly.
But the most important condition of persistent bronze color on the skin is an adequate amount of water. According to American dermatologists, during a beach holiday, an adult should drink at least four liters of pure water per day. Water not only maintains the mineral balance in the body, it provides normal connections between all layers of the skin and does not allow the tanned tone to leave us prematurely.
Solarium as a means to maintain tan
The most effective means of preserving tanning is tanning beds. To date, salons have more than fifty varieties of tanning beds: horizontal, vertical, turbo, with the effect of sirocco, with special lamps for the face, chest, hands and feet.
There are solariums that irrigate the body with microscopic drops of water, there is - with a vibrating bottom (to achieve the effect of losing weight). In Japan, even solariums with a special antimicrobial air flow appeared that can stop the development of fungal infection andsome other inflammatory processes in the skin.
Choose a solarium should, focusing primarily on the novelty of his lamps. The newer the lamp, the more intense and safer tanning.
When visiting a tanning salon, the following rules should not be neglected: the hair should be removed under a special cap, and on the nipples to stick on reflective circles-stikini, this greatly reduces the likelihood of any new growths in the mammary gland.
You should not go to the solarium immediately after the procedure of epilation (especially photo epilation), after lymphatic drainage massage (this procedure causes uneven blood flow in different parts of the body, and there is a risk of uneven tanning) and in case of any inflammatory processes on the skin, for example, in the case of allergic dermatitis.
Regardless of how strongly you managed to tan under the natural sun, the first visits to the solarium should be short - from three to five minutes. Only after 2–3 sessions, the residence time under the lamps can be increased without going over the border in 15 minutes. This time is recognized by dermatologists and oncologists as the maximum allowable for fair-skinned and dark-skinned people.
Properly formed for 14 days, the tan stays on dark skin for up to 60 days, on light skin - up to 40-50 days, on practically white skin - up to 20 days.
After sunbathing, it is impossible to rub the skin with yogurt or cologne. Sour milk is less useful than with a special color-fixing milk, and you can ruin your skin with cologne.