The sun you wait all year accelerates skin aging. What exactly happens to skin under the influence of the sun? UV radiation releases more than usual amounts of available radicals — oxygen molecules that attack almost all components of tissue and damage the body. They work on genes found in each cell. Don’t feel sorry for skin protective creams.
UV rays cause adverse changes in fibroblasts — cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin fibers containing a mesh that forms a framework for epidermal structures. Thanks to them, the skin becomes elastic and elastic. Fibroblasts also produce natural enzymes that regulate skin regeneration. Under the influence of UV radiation, these enzymes are over-activated. They begin to break down collagen when the skin loses firmness.
How do you reduce the negative impact of UV radiation if you still want to sunbathe? The diet will prepare the skin for sunbathing.
It is worth thinking in advance, preferably 2 months before summer, to think about diet. It must be rich in antioxidants that protect the skin from exposure to free radicals — when a molecule collides with a free radical, it connects to it, neutralizing it. One of the most potent antioxidants is beta-carotene. Unused by the body, it accumulates gradually — first in adipose tissue, then in epidermis. Its greatest treasures are orange and red fruits and vegetables: carrots, tomatoes, pumpkins, red peppers, apricots, peaches, oranges.
Contraindications to tan
Check whether there are no components of the retinoid cream you use. Use hydroxyl or salicylic acid. If you’re currently using a cream with one of these ingredients, you should give up tanning. Naked skin becomes thinner and softer, and therefore more susceptible to adverse effects of sunlight.
Also avoid dermatological and cosmetic procedures. Immediately before the season that was not rated. Do not go to laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, use to irritate one skin that becomes more sensitive. After them you need to carefully protect the skin from sunlight, which is not always possible.
If you take birth control pills, light up moderately, protecting the skin with a cream with a large filter. The use of oral contraceptives in excessive sun causes the appearance of discoloration on the skin.