Your Summer Tan is Calling!
With the summer sun getting warmer and brighter each day, beach days become a must! And what’s a good beach day without a golden tan to acquire? Your tan is about to get darker and healthier with these fruits and vegetables ready to have you glow inside out!
A key to knowing what foods you should be consuming for a healthy and fast tan is targeting the vitamins and minerals in these foods and vegetables. Luckily, we provided you with a complete guide with all the vitamins needed in every fruit and vegetable for that perfect summer tan!
- Strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon and cherries.
These fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin C and its antioxidant properties and Vitamin A that leaves your skin glowing, strengthens your immune system and is essential for healthy skin and nails. They also contain Lycopene, a very effective antioxidant that keeps your skin looking radiant.
- Carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach and squash.
These veggies contain high amounts of beta carotene — that stimulates the production of melanin and is converted by your body into vitamin A. Melanin also
gives our skin a tan through melanocytes. These are activated after exposure to the sun and at the same time protect our skin from ultraviolet rays.
- Cauliflower and broccoli.
Cauliflower and broccoli contain selenium that helps fight against premature skin aging. You’re welcome!
- Blue fish, olive oil and nuts.
The omega-3 fatty acids found predominantly in oily fish and products such as olive oil and nuts are excellent for suntanning. They improve the elasticity of your skin and hydrate your body and dermis. Olive oil and nuts also have vitamin E, which has an important antioxidant needed by your body.
Don’t forget to drink your water. Your skin is the part of you dries out the most when you are tanning!