How to prolong the tan in autumn? Simple natural tips and tricks to help you get a longer lasting tan and keep it on in the fall months.

The arrival of autumn marks the end of the summer holidays, so longed for after a year waiting for them. But it also represents a change of season that is characterized by being the passage to a much colder time, which acts as a bridge for the arrival of winter.

If you have followed proper health advice to protect your skin in summer, and above all you have sunbathed responsibly, you probably now enjoy a natural and healthy tan.

And we must not forget something fundamental: sun protection, with photoprotective creams suitable for our skin type, is essential to take care of our skin and protect it from the harmful effects of sunlight, but at the same time we prevent the appearance of a premature aging.

It is common that during the first weeks of September, especially the first weeks of autumn, it is common for many people to try to prolong their tan in autumn, using some health tips that we collect in this note.

Follow proper nutrition

It is vitally important to maintain a diet that is as varied and balanced as possible, also emphasizing that, above all, it is healthy. To do this, you can pay attention to the following basic nutrients, which will help you to prolong your tan as long as possible:

  • Vitamins: through diet and the consumption of certain foods we can prolong the tan of our skin. Among other aspects, foods rich in vitamin A stand out (stimulates the creation of melanin, which translates into maintaining a more intense and lasting color), foods rich in vitamins of group B (helps to maintain good hydration, at the same time which provides shine and strength), and foods rich in vitamin E (antioxidant nutrient that helps fight free radicals produced by ultraviolet radiation).
  • Minerals: minerals such as selenium (compensates for the oxidation processes produced by excess sun), zinc (helps in the natural regeneration of the skin) and calcium (helps to achieve a faster tan) stand out.

Discover the best foods

There are a number of foods that are also very useful at this time of year. Taking into account what was indicated in the previous section, there is no doubt that foods such as pistachios, papaya, carrots, peaches, spinach, watermelons, melon, eggs, fish and olive oil stand out.

In addition, not only through food we help to prolong the tan. It is essential to maintain good hydration, not only by drinking natural fluids every day (1.5 to 2 liters per day), but also by using nourishing and moisturizing creams.

Salmon, for example, has become a very interesting nutritional option when it comes to repairing skin damaged and inflamed by free radicals caused by the sun, thanks to its richness in fatty acids and axanthin. Which helps improve the firmness and luminosity of the skin.

Other helpful tips

During autumn -and winter- the drop in temperatures always invites you to enjoy a few moments of hot showers and baths. However, did you know that hot water dehydrates and weakens the skin? The most appropriate thing is to always use cold water, which helps to tone and revitalize the skin, in a totally natural way.

Aloe vera also becomes another very powerful natural product when it comes to taking care of our skin and prolonging the tan as long as possible. You know why? Fundamentally because it helps to recover cell damage caused by the sun, thus preventing it from peeling every time we go to the beach. In addition, it provides hydration and luminosity.

And, above all, we must not forget to protect our skin equally during the autumn and winter months, especially if we spend a lot of time outside the home, in the street.  Although the sky is cloudy, the sun’s rays continue to reach us, and can affect our skin health if we do not protect ourselves.


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