Summer has reached its peak, and you are not tanned yet? There is a way to get a golden skin tone without lying on the beach all day, because it is very harmful. What’s the secret? Eat more colorful foods that contain carotenoids. These are, first of all, carrots, pumpkins, spinach, sweet potatoes, sweet peppers, beets, apricots.
The most important carotenoid is beta-carotene, vitamin A is formed from it, which has a great effect on the condition of the skin and eyes. Promotes tissue repair.
To get a golden skin tone, a carotene diet must be followed for 6 weeks. But do not overdo it with carrots and pumpkin, otherwise your skin will turn yellow. Such carotene jaundice quickly disappears if carrots and other carotenoids are excluded from the diet.
Remember one subtlety: carotenoids are soluble in fat, therefore, to increase their digestibility, be sure to add vegetable oils to your dishes.
The leader in the content of beta-carotene. Carrot juice is best absorbed and affects the body. To improve your tan, we recommend drinking a glass of freshly squeezed carrot juice.
In addition to beta-carotene, they also contain vitamins of group B, PP, phosphorus, iron, bioflavonoids. These trace elements and vitamins provide UV protection. You need to eat about 200 g of apricots per day.
The combination of vitamin A, PP, C and group B protects the skin from diseases, kills harmful cells, strengthens the immune system and allows you to maintain water balance in the body.
Contains vitamins B1, B2, PP, C, potassium, iron, beta-carotene. Accelerates the appearance of a tan and intensifies the color. It is recommended to eat 300 g of melon daily to get an even and beautiful tan.
The lycopene contained in tomatoes, combined with B vitamins and minerals, prevents oxidation and provides prevention of skin cancer (NB! long exposure to the sun, on the contrary, increases the risk of skin cancer!). Just half a cup (60–100g) of tomato juice helps protect skin from UV damage just like low SPF sunscreen.
Beta-carotene and vitamins PP and C, as well as lutein, help to fix the effect of tanning on the skin for a longer period, and protect against the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. Gives the skin a bronze tint.
The product is an ambulance. An excellent source of antioxidants and skin protector during, before and after sun exposure. Broccoli has a healing effect: it reduces redness and swelling of the skin resulting from the abuse of sunbathing.
Also contains lycopene, vitamins B1, B2, PP, C, potassium, iron and beta-carotene. Watermelon accelerates the appearance of sunburn and protects skin cells from ultraviolet radiation, normalizes the water balance of not only the skin, but the whole body.
9. Fish and seafood
Omega‑3 and 6, tyrosine provide skin protection from harmful UV rays, neutralize free radicals, restore water balance, prevent dryness and flaking.
10. Meat and liver
They contain a whole complex of trace elements, and are also a source of tyrosine. Especially worth paying attention to beef, pork liver and red meat. They stimulate the production of melanin and help the tan last longer on the skin.
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