Here we are. We have been waiting for a long time, but summer has finally arrived! And, as every year, our first thought goes to sea, relaxation and, especially, to suntan! That’s why it could be useful to refresh our mind and to remind us all the precautions for a beautiful, bronze and especially long-lasting color!
First of all: food. All those foods with beta-carotene should become our best friends! Carrots, tomatoes and red fruits combined with melanin produced during exposure to Sun, will allow our skin to obtain the suntan dark color. Particularly, it is not essential to eat a lot of it, since it would be enough to eat 100 gr of apricots, strawberries, salads, melons… in short, all that foods that join taste and health! For those who do not appreciate fruits or vegetables, it is possible to substitute them with around 50 gr of Parmesan or Pecorino cheese to obtain the same suntan effect!
The second fundamental advice is to progressively accustom the skin to the sun, especially because the real suntan – the one that will nostalgically remind you about summer and sun during Christmas Eve - starts form the second week of exposition. The perfect moment of the day for a magazine-cover suntan is in the morning until 12.00 am and in the late afternoon, without forgetting to use a cream with UVA-UVB filter.
Finally, not to annul all the efforts and to maintain a beautiful color, it will be necessary to care about diet even after the end of summer, to avoid spots and dryness of the skin. If possible, it is better to avoid too much showers that facilitate skin scaling, reason why it could be useful to use a specific oil before it. In case spots appear, a gommage twice a week is suggested. A good moisturized cream should be close at hand, as well as perfumed water to use instead of the aggressive perfume. Finally, a thing useful also for our mental health – to avoid traumas of “returning to the boring desk” – it is essential to exploit every free moment to enjoy the last sunrays that will keep on the production of melanin and maintain us beautiful and sunny!
Taste all these pieces of advice at Le Piscine di Castelfalfi, open all day from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm!