How to care for your skin after tanning
In the summer, there is always a desire to soak up the sun. And when the skin gets an even chocolate tint, it’s so nice to flaunt a beautiful tan before acquaintances and friends. But in pursuit of beauty, people often forget what a “chocolate” skin tone can turn into, and they rarely think whether it is as safe as it seems. Meanwhile, proper recovery after tanning can protect the epidermis from many unpleasant consequences.
Tan: what is hidden behind the “chocolate” shade
A beautiful brown skin tone is associated with fashion, sports, and health benefits. This belief is shared by many people. Therefore, not having the opportunity to soak up the sun at the resorts, most boldly go to the solarium. After all, from childhood we were impressed that a tan is good. Under the sun, the body produces vitamin D, which is simply necessary for man.
But what is a tan? This is the body’s response to ultraviolet light. Rather, a defensive reaction. In order to protect the skin from the dangerous part of radiation, the body gives the command to special cells (melanocytes) to synthesize melanin. This pigment absorbs ultraviolet. Thus, it protects the epidermis. And it is melanin that gives the skin such a coveted chocolate tone.
The main problems of sunbathers
Under the influence of sunlight, not only vitamin D is produced, but also serotonin, the so-called hormone of joy. Therefore, in the process of tanning, mood improves, vitality increases.
Tanning promotes rapid skin aging
But along with such positive impacts, the following negative changes occur:
sharp aging of the skin;
loss of moisture and excessive dryness of the skin;
the appearance of age spots;
peeling of the skin;
photodermatitis (itching, redness of certain areas, blisters);
the formation of vascular networks;
loss of elasticity and resilience (there is a decrease in collagen production).
It is scientifically proven that lovers of excessive tanning are much more likely to experience the development of cancer, in particular melanoma. In addition, under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, the risk of exacerbation of chronic pathologies, relapses of herpes increases.
How to protect the skin from negative effects
Tanning is a great stress for the skin. Therefore, they must be properly “reassured.” Restoring skin after tanning involves three stages:
After tanning, moisturize and nourish skin cells.
Cleansing. Gradually, the upper layer of the epidermis dies. Dead cells clog pores. Chocolate skin tone fades. There is a feeling that the tan is “washed off.” To cleanse the pores of dead cells and thereby save the tan, it is recommended to resort to the help of a scrub. Do not use drugs containing sharp abrasive particles (nutshell, apricot kernel). Such funds will provoke microtrauma and cause discomfort.
Moisturizing. The sun literally dries the skin. The epidermis loses its natural moisture. It is water deficiency that leads to dryness, peeling, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. Therefore, the next step should be moisturizing the skin.
Nutrition. Together with the loss of moisture, the epidermis is deprived of many vitamins and minerals. Such losses must be restored.
You can practice recovery after tanning yourself, resorting to cosmetic or folk remedies. If there is no desire to tinker with home remedies, it is recommended to go to the beauty salon.
For exfoliating tanned skin, soft exfoliating products are recommended. Beauticians advise to cleanse the epidermis with scrubs 2 times a week. Apply lotions and tonics to eliminate pollution can be daily.
Oatmeal must be finely chopped in a blender
To cleanse the face and body, the following remedies are suitable.
Delicate oat scrub
The tool gently removes dead epithelium. In addition, the scrub will moisturize and fill the tired skin with vitamins.
Oatmeal (2 tbsp. L.) Is ground in a blender.
The resulting flour is mixed with thick sour cream (1 tbsp. L.).
Egg yolk is introduced into the pulp.
Knead the mixture thoroughly.
The scrub is applied to the skin and gently massaged in a circular motion for 3-5 minutes.
Then the mask is washed off with cool water.
Do not use hot water to wash. An egg tends to curl when exposed to high temperatures.
Carrots contain many vitamins that are needed by the epidermis. The role of the abrasive component is performed by semolina. This scrub is recommended for the restoration of facial skin after tanning.
Carrot mask suitable for face
A small juicy carrot is mashed using a blender.
Orange gruel is combined in equal proportions with semolina.
The resulting mixture was diluted with warm milk to the desired consistency.
The mask is applied to the skin, massaged for 3-4 minutes.
Wash off the scrub with cool water.