It's clear! We have already talked about it before, but the production of melanin is essential if your goal this summer is to get a tan... However, over the years the production of melanin in our body is greatly reduced, but I still want to get a tan! ! Therefore, I have decided to increase its production:
It is true that melanin is determined by our body, but no one has said that we cannot give melanocytes a little boost from time to time... right? That is why I bring you the best foods to increase the production of melanin in your skin :
- Carotenes: although the consumption of carotenes does not help the production of melanin as such, it is true that these pigments provide a more tanned tone to the skin (making it look as if melanin production is increasing ). Foods such as carrots , strawberries , tomatoes , pumpkins or spinach provide us with many types of carotenes , such as carotenoids , beta-carotenes or lycopene , for example.
- Amino acids: amino acids are involved in the production of melanin in our body , since melanocytes synthesize these proteins to convert them into melanin . That is why foods such as chickpeas , beans or pistachios , among many others, will provide us with that supplement that we need.
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D is essential if we want to have healthy skin and prevent premature aging of it. In addition, this is created when our skin is exposed to the sun , thus increasing the production of melanin in our body.
- Vitamins B6 and B12: these two types of vitamins stimulate the production of melanin in our body. In addition, vitamin B6 , also known as pyridoxine , also stimulates the metabolism of hair proteins in hair follicles ; both keratin and melanin . What do you think if you add tuna , salmon , nuts or legumes to your diet to increase their production?
- Vitamin E: thanks to it the skin maintains its hydration , preventing it from drying out . In this way, thanks to its high antioxidant content, it not only repairs the damage caused to the dermis as a result of exposure to ultraviolet rays , but also protects free radicals from it. Try eating almonds , hazelnuts , pine nuts , peanuts , or avocados to increase the vitamin E in your body.
Now you know! There is no excuse for not getting a tan this summer , don't you think? Also, if your goal is to show off an intense and long-lasting tan , keep in mind that body exfoliation is basic and essential in the process. Keep reading if you want to know more about it!