Sure there are many self tanning products that will give you a safe glow in the comfort of your own home, but did you know that certain foods can help make your home tanning experience a much faster one? Take a look at the following tips for an all-natural way at making the best of your time by the pool.
Prepare your body several weeks before your tanning session by including foods with the following elements in your diet.
-Vitamin A aids in the maintenance of hydrated skin tissue layers and can be found in foods such as sweet potatoes, spinach, and cod liver oil.
-Carotene is actually a substance contained in carrots, and can turn your skin orange if you get enough of it. However, although eating that many carrots is not recommended, try including more eggs, peaches, watermelon and apricots in your diet to increase your tanning potential.
-Vitamin E is also another important aspect of any home tanning regimen as it promotes rejuvenation in your skin and helps it heal from damaged caused by UV rays. Foods like tomatoes, corn and almonds have high levels of Vitamin E and can help prevent long-lasting damage.
-Tyrosine is an amino acid that acts as an antioxidant and helps your skin get rid of free radicals. This will help clear pores and helps you tan faster. Foods high in Tyrosine include chicken, fish, bananas, avocados and sesame seeds.
Get a faster and safer tan by drinking a juice and tangerine oil mixture 30 minutes before you head outdoors. A couple drops should be enough to help prevent sunburn and sun spots. Eating before you head into the sun is also a good way to allow your body these essential nutrients and vitamins and help prevent your skin from drying out. Always keep drinking water with you when you tan and drink plenty of it. This will help encourage your body to react in a positive way to the sunlight and give you that deep, bronze tan you've always wanted right from home.