How to prolong the tan in autumn

The arrival of autumn marks the end of the summer holidays, so longed for after a year of waiting for them. But it also means a change of season that is characterized as the passage to a much colder time, which acts as a bridge for the arrival of winter.

If you have followed adequate health advice to protect your skin in summer, and above all you have sunbathed responsibly, you will probably enjoy now a natural tan and healthy.

And we must not forget something fundamental: solar photo protection, with photoprotective creams appropriate to our skin type, is essential to take care of our skin and protect it from the harmful effects of the sun's rays, but at the same time we prevent the appearance of a premature aging.

It is usual that during the first weeks of September, especially in the first autumn weeks, it is usual for many people to try prolong the tan in autumn, using for it some health tips that we collect in this note.

Follow proper nutrition

It is vital to maintain a food as varied and balanced as possible, also emphasizing that, above all, it is healthy. For this, you can pay attention to the following basic nutrients, which will help you when prolonging your tan as much as possible:

  • Vitamins: through the feeding and consumption of certain foods we can prolong the tanning of our skin. Other aspects include foods rich in vitamin A (stimulates the creation of melanin, which translates to maintain a more intense and lasting color), foods rich in vitamins of group B (helps maintain a good hydration, at the same time that provides shine and strength), and foods rich in vitamin E (antioxidant nutrient that helps fight free radicals produced by ultraviolet radiation).
  • Minerals: highlights minerals such as selenium (compensates for the oxidation processes produced by excess sun), zinc (helps in the natural regeneration of the skin) and calcium (helps achieve a faster tan).

Discover the best foods

There are a number of foods that are also very useful at this time of year. Taking into account what is indicated in the previous section, there is no doubt that foods such as pistachios, papaya, carrots, peaches, spinach, watermelons, melon, eggs, fish and olive oil stand out.

In addition, not only through the feeding we help to prolong the tan. It is essential to maintain a good hydration, not only taking natural liquids every day (from 1.5 to 2 liters per day), but also from the use of moisturizing and nourishing creams.

Salmon, for example, has become a very interesting nutritive option when it comes to repairing skin damaged and inflamed by free radicals caused by the sun, thanks to its richness in fatty acids and axanthin. What helps to improve the firmness and luminosity of the skin.

Other useful tips

During the autumn - and the winter - the descent of the temperatures always invites to enjoy some ratitos of showers and hot baths. However, did you know that hot water dehydrates and weakens the skin? The most appropriate is always use cold water, which helps to tone and revitalize the skin, in a completely natural way.

The aloe vera It also becomes another very powerful natural product when it comes to taking care of our skin and prolonging the tan as much as possible. You know why? Fundamentally because helps to recover cell damage caused by the sun, thus avoiding that itpele every time we go to the beach. In addition, it provides hydration and luminosity.

And above all, we must not forget to protect our skin also during the months of autumn and winter, especially if we spend a lot of time away from home, on the street. Although the sky is cloudy, the sun's rays continue to reach us, which may affect our skin health if we do not protect ourselves.

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