Your skin is pale and it is hard to catch tan even tanning for a month on the beach? Are you tired of being asked, “Do you ever go to the sea?” and “Why aren’t you tanned? “ Boring, is not it?
The perpetrators of this nuisance are not only curious people, but mostly melanin. Translated from Greek, the word means “black”. Precisely this group of pigments is responsible for the brown color of skin, hair and iris.
A matter of cell
When exposed to sunlight, the body begins intensive production of melanocytes. In people with pale skin is not so intense, so skin color does not change.
How and to what extent will melanin work in the body, is a matter of genetic inheritance. If one of your parents has pale skin and tans difficultly, it is possible for you to inherit their reaction to the sun.
I want chocolate tan, too!
We are used to seeing people who are returning from sea with chocolate tan. Not all skin types are the same, respectively, not all react in the same way to the sun. If no melanin is produced naturally in the skin, we can help in several ways. We made a short list of different methods for faster tanning.
Several sunbathes in advance
To quickly obtain a nice tan, you should prepare your skin in advance. Several visits (3-4) to the pool or the solarium are enough. So you will not be very pale when you go in a swimsuit on the beach. With this basis, it will be easier to “upgrade” to the next “level” of tanning of the skin.
Sun protection, but for tanning
You might well get lost in a sea of sunscreen products in the store – they are so many. If your skin is pale and hard tanning, you should choose sunscreen products which, along with sun protection, have a strong effect for darkening of the skin. There are lotions and creams, which have additional bronzing effect. There is a difference between body milk that protects your skin from burning and such, which protects skin together with giving it tan. Generally, the consistency of these products is mainly lotion or oil, but this is not mandatory. This additional effect is indicated on the label of each product. So besides sun protection factor, look for that information, too.
Tanning accelerators are usually in the form of lotions or creams. Usually they do not have SPF. Apply before or after the sunscreen product, according to the indications on the package. Rub with a circular motion. Tanning accelerators help in boosting the intense production of melanin. The difference is visible on the second day.
Carrots, tomatoes, liver
Quick tanning, come on, hop!
To enhance the production of melanin, you can influence the body not only externally but also internally. The pigment is produced by two amino acids – tyrosine and tryptophan. If you increase your intake of foods containing them, this will help to increase the melanin. So eat more liver, meat and fish. Furthermore – beans, avocado, brown rice, dates, bananas, peanuts, shellfish, sesame, egg yolks, cheese and curd.
Carrots, tomatoes and pumpkins are very useful for winning the battle for bronze tan. They contain beta-carotene. Try not to overuse them. If your skin acquires a yellowish tint, or if you notice a change in the color of your urine, you’ve overdone the intake of these colorful vegetables.
There are two kinds – those that do not need exposure to sun and those taken before sunbathing. Tanning pills act as a brush of an artist – they “paint” the skin in a darker color. Tanning pills are popular form of sunless tanning.
It is a light yellow fat from cocoa beans. It is sold mostly in stores for bio products or larger grocery chains. The oil has a chocolate flavor. You can pre-melt it in a water bath and pour it in a box of cream. Another option is to anoint your skin directly with small lumps of oil. They melt by the temperature of the body.
Olive oil (oil, butter)
Olive oil is one of the most commonly used alternative means for faster tanning. It makes the skin very soft. Be careful, however, with clothing, swimwear and towels – olive oil can leave stains and odors.
Beer and fresh carrots
Again, not for drinking, but for spreading; Sunscreen is mandatory, since beer and carrot juice do not have that effect. A few minutes after application, you will feel a slight tightening of the skin until the liquid dry out on the skin. Beer can also be used to nourish hair. Especially suitable for dark hair shine;
Tea of wort (Hypericum perforatum)
The intake of this tea enhances sun tanning. This is not its primary, but only its side effect. So do not expect a quick and radical change.
And do not forget that we can always have a chocolate tan. Just different chocolates – dark natural, milk chocolate and… white chocolate :)