A place under the sun
So that the long-awaited vacation does not become stress for the body, do not ignore the rules of staying in the sun!
The result of your efforts will be not only beautiful, but also a safe tan!
It is advisable to start preparing for a beach vacation 2-3 weeks before the trip. To enhance the production of melanin, to make the tan more even and persistent, introduce carotene-rich foods - carrots, pumpkins, apricots into the diet. “A two-week course of taking tomato or carrot juice will enhance immunity, the antioxidant system, strom carotenoids on the stroma (connective tissue framework) of the skin, which will give the tan a beautiful shade and reduce the risk of photodermatosis,” said Savva Zaitsev, dermatologist at the Cosmetology Center in Smolenka. - Alternative - special vitamin complexes and dietary supplements to prepare for insolation. Rich in beta-carotene, vitamin E (for example, Inneov “Perfect Tan”), they not only create a beautiful tan, but also neutralize its negative effects - fight free radicals, prevent photoaging and the appearance of pigmentation. Cosmetics with the pre-sun prefix (before tanning) will also help prepare the skin for sun exposure. Due to the content of beta-carotene, they contribute to the synthesis of melanin and help the skin quickly adapt to the sun. Apply the serum in the morning and evening under your usual cream two weeks before the intended vacation. (Our choice: Tan Preparer, Lancaster.) The opinion that a visit to the solarium helps to prepare the skin for sunbathing is wrong. A 2009 World Health Organization report indicates that a tanning bed belongs to a high carcinogenic risk group and provokes melanoma - the most insidious of all known malignant neoplasms.
“The tan received in a sunbed does not give any additional protection. This is a superficial tan, which in no way precludes the use of sun tanning products, ”continues Savva Zaitsev. - And again: do not fall for marketing tricks! Collagenaria - the same tanning salons, only with "bells and whistles" in the form of applying moisturizing serums based on collagen before the session. "
In the cabin
Before vacation, the skin of the face and body needs preparation: it needs to be cleaned, moisturized and strengthened. “To get a tan faster and smoother, you need to thoroughly cleanse your skin of dead skin,” says Zhanna Goncharova, aesthetic cosmetologist at Le Grand Spa. - Good moisturizing and strengthening will improve its adaptive properties and prepare for future stress, which acclimatization will inevitably bring. For hydration and strengthening, I recommend the Thal’ion Algoplast Hydration and Strengthening Care. The procedure includes an alginate mask that combines the moisturizing and drainage properties of diatomaceous earth with the strengthening, rejuvenating and healing effect of Spirulina.
Avoid peelings (especially middle and deep ones), since after them even when using sunscreens, there is a high probability of post-traumatic hyperpigmentation. Before a moisturizing procedure, choose “ultrasonic cleansing or scrub” as a “safe” facial cleanser. ”
The intensely regenerative restoring milk for tanning will help to increase the natural protection of the skin of the body. Microcurrent therapy on the Bio-Ultimate Platinum device (Cosmetology Center on Smolenka) gives a quick effect. Exposure to a weak pulse current of a certain amplitude and frequency accelerates cellular metabolism, stimulates collagen synthesis, improves blood and lymph circulation, and as a result, local skin immunity increases significantly. In addition, a hydrolipidic film is created on the surface of the epidermis, thereby minimizing moisture loss during insolation. A session takes no more than an hour. If possible, do several procedures - this will consolidate the result and make the tan completely safe for the skin.
1. Protective face cream Genifi que Soleil SPF 30, Lancome. 2. Protective milk for face and body Perfect Shield SPF 50+, Pola. 3. Protective anti-aging lotion for face and body SPF 30, Shiseido. 4. Protective cream for sensitive skin Capital Soleil SPF 50+, Vichy
How to keep a tan
Include intensely moisturizing products - masks or serums with hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and natural oils in your usual care program. Do not forget about antioxidant protection. Summer day cream must necessarily contain vitamin E, selenium, flavonoids, coenzyme Q10. But with vitamin C, which fights well with free radicals, be careful. Its excess makes it difficult to produce melanin, so if you want to tan, exclude the appropriate cosmetics, and at the same time the amount of citrus in your diet.
1. Sunscreen body oil Huile Solaire SPF 6, Biotherm. Protective cream Dior Bronze Protection Solaire SPF 30, Dior. Protective spray Perfect Tan Ambre Solaire SPF 30, Garnier. Protective milk for face and body Anthelios SPF 50+, La Roche-Posay. 5. Protective body milk SPF 15, Guinot
Sunscreens are the number one product in a holiday makeup bag. Their “power” can vary greatly, depending on the condition of the skin and destination. Take products with a maximum SPF (30–50) with you, traveling to any southern country, and even more so to the tropics. Even if you sunbathe well, use them for the first 3-4 days, only then switch to funds with a lower index. For the middle band, there will be enough creams and oils of an average degree of protection (10−20). It is advisable to have separate products for the body and face. Select the latter by skin type: with moisturizing oils - for dry, non-comedogenic - for oily, with proteins and coenzyme - for age.
On the beach
Most sunscreens contain both physical and chemical filters. The latter must react with epidermal cells to form a protective shield, so try to apply the cream 15-20 minutes before going to the beach. If you are using a waterproof product, there is no need to update the layer after bathing. In all other cases, protection will have to be reapplied.
On the beach, do not forget about protecting your hair. Ultraviolet mercilessly dries curls, makes them less elastic and more fragile. Special sun-protection sprays will help to avoid problems - they do not make the hair heavier, but reliably protect from UV rays. Choose foods containing panthenol, sunflower extract, rosemary, jojoba oil and argan. These components additionally moisturize and add shine. It is advisable to apply the spray after each bath, carefully combing the hair. At the same time, remove particles of sea salt, which is not very useful for curls.
1. Sunscreen hair oil Huile Lactee, Kerastase. Shampoo to protect hair from the sun Color Extend Sun, Redken. Repairing mask BC Bonacure, Schwarzkopf Professional. Colorcare, Paul Mitchell sunscreen spray for dyed hair. Mask Biolage, Matrix. 6. After Sun Balm Solar Sublime, L’Oreal Professionnel
In the hotel
After taking a shower after the beach, be sure to use a moisturizer or milk after sunbathing. For the face, a day-time hydrating cream or a special “sun” remedy for post-skin care is suitable. Pay attention to products with panthenol, shea butter, thermal water - they calm the skin irritated by the sun and normalize the hydro balance. Rinse your hair well and apply conditioner, preferably with UV filters. You can also use a mask or after-sun balm, which contain a high concentration of moisturizing and softening components.
the gold standard To avoid feeling like a black sheep in the summer, use products that give your skin a light shimmer due to the smallest gold particles, such as Clarins Splendours Shimmer Body Oil.
Do it yourself
In addition, homemade masks made from natural products will help to effectively restore skin and hair after sunbathing.
A classic of the genre is a mask of sour cream, which instantly softens the skin and reduces redness. To enhance the effect, add the juice of cucumber and watermelon (1 tsp.) To sour cream. For sensitive and irritated skin, a mask of lettuce leaves is suitable. They should be boiled in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then cool and apply to the skin for 15-20 minutes. You can also use decoctions of chamomile and calendula. Wipe their face twice a day is especially recommended for owners of oily skin - herbs reduce inflammation and slightly adjust the sebaceous glands.
To restore beauty and health to hair will help burdock oil. It not only moisturizes well, but also eliminates brittleness and prevents loss. Apply a generous layer of oil for at least 2-3 hours (best at night). To avoid getting dirty, put on a shower cap. An egg yolk can be added to such a mask - this will increase the firming properties and help quickly bring hair into shape. A banana mask is also effective. Mix the pulp of one fruit with egg yolk, ¼ tbsp. l sour cream and 1 tsp of honey. Put the resulting mixture on the head, spread over the entire length of the hair, put on a shower cap and wrap yourself in a towel. After an hour, rinse with water, and then use the usual shampoo. Thanks to this mask, the hair will be moisturized and gain a healthy shine.
1. Moisturizing milk after tanning 3-in-1, Yves Rocher. After sun lotion Genifi que Soleil, Lancome. 3-in-1 Restorative Milk, Orifl ame. Soothing Body Suffle Oil After Tanning Sun +, Avon
Upon returning from warm countries, take care of your skin and hair, which have experienced some stress and need special care. Within a few weeks, give up any aggressive procedures, whether it is photorejuvenation or cardinal lightening. And do not forget about protective equipment - cosmetologists recommend using products with SPF until November.
How to keep a tan after the sea? The Silk and Dew procedure on Bellefontaine preparations (Beauty Spa by World Class Romanov salon) will perfectly cope with this task. Used tools help to neutralize free radicals, stimulate collagen synthesis and quickly repair damaged cells, reducing the manifestation of age-related symptoms. After such exposure, the skin retains moisture better and remains silky and radiant for a long time.
Hair is also useful and professional moisturizing care. Oil massages and body wraps give a good effect: curls are nourished by moisture and microelements, become smoother and more elastic. But damaged hair with dissected tips cannot be completely restored. It is better to part with a few centimeters of length, providing quality care for areas less affected by the sun.
Is it possible to get a beautiful tan without doing any harm to the skin? It turns out yes.
Says Katya Warnke, Head of the Research and Development Center at NIVEA SUN (Hamburg):
“Today, most of us are aware of the negative effects of sunlight on the skin. However, many still strive to get a beautiful tan, which is understandable - tanned skin looks much more attractive. The line "Protection and Tanning", developed by scientists of the brand Nivea, was created specifically for those who want to get a beautiful tan, without sacrificing health. Gamma products have a high protection factor, while contributing to the active production of melanin. "
Buy: Lotion “Protection and Tanning” - the first sunscreen lotion for quick tanning with a protection factor of SPF 20. It does not contain tanning elements, leaves no residue, is it resistant to? water and promotes the manifestation of tanning!