Now that finally the summer , and that in fact we are already in a moment in which it has begun to make very good time (and with it the desire to enjoy a beautiful natural tan ), it is convenient to know some basic guidelines to take into account this summer.
It is advisable to know what the best hours to sunbathe , at the same time that it is more than useful to know our skin type and protection factor , to protect it conveniently and not suffer with the havoc that can be caused by the sun's rays.
When it comes to enjoying a good tan, nutrition can be very helpful, as there are a number of bronzing foods that, above all, should not miss in our daily diet these days.
Next we talk about what they are the best tanning foods :
- Foods with beta-carotene :
Beta-carotene stimulates the production of melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin as a form of protection against the sun's actions. In this sense, orange, red, yellow or dark green foods stand out. As is the case with carrots, tomatoes, squash, broccoli, parsley, peppers, spinach, peach, strawberries, watermelon, cherries, melon and grapefruit.
- Foods with vitamin C
Vitamin C helps curb free radicals, the main responsible (along with age), premature aging of the skin. We can find it in citrus fruits (such as oranges, mandarin, grapefruit or lemon), blackberries and strawberries and kiwi.
- Foods with flavonoids
They are foods that help to fix the tan achieved during the summer days. The apple, the spinach, the garlic, the soy , and in beer drinks, red wine and tea.
- Foods with lycopene
There are many benefits of lycopene . This is a carotenoid that, in addition to protecting against cancer, protects us from premature aging and the sun. As it could not be less, the tomato is one of the richest foods in this carotenoid, although we can also find it in melons.