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Food supplement for tanning: choose and use them wisely

The sun, vacations, the beach... Who doesn't like to take advantage of sunny moments to get a pretty tanned complexion?🌞

However, pretty tanned skin can be maintained and, above all, can be prepared!
And yes, sometimes our skin doesn't follow our plans, sometimes turning crayfish red and letting our hopes of a perfect tan slip away.

So how do you get a beautiful tan that lasts over time? We have a little idea on the question: turn to food supplements for tanning.

In this article, we will explain their role in obtaining beautiful tanned skin and we will guide you on how to choose the best food supplement for tanning.

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I. Role of solar food supplements

1. How does tanning work?

Before diving into the world of dietary supplements, let's quickly recall what tanning is.

When our skin is exposed to the sun's rays, it produces a pigment called melanin, which is responsible for coloring the skin. The more melanin is abundant, the darker our skin takes on, giving us that coveted tanned complexion.

On the other hand, when our skin is exposed for too long or without adequate protection to UV rays, it can suffer damage which results in redness, feelings of heat and sometimes even blisters: hello sunburn! 👋

To avoid this disaster, our skin needs protection but may also need preparation.

2. Food supplements for tanning: the good idea

Supplements for a sunny complexion can help our skin better prepare for sun exposure, but not only that! They are also there to protect our epidermis from skin aging, accelerate tanning and make it last to keep a radiant tan for longer. Everything we love 😍

How ? By stimulating the production of melanin thanks to natural pigments such as beta-carotene (provitamin A) for example. These are real boosts for a faster, more uniform and long-lasting natural tan. It is desirable, no ?

Sun and food supplements therefore go hand in hand to take care of our skin and our complexion. The sun gives us vitamin D and a radiant complexion and the supplements protect against UV rays, nourish the skin and support its defenses.

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II. Why use a dietary supplement for tanning?

To the question “should I stimulate the tan with food supplements?” we answer YES!
They pamper our skin, prepare it for tanning, protect it, boost coloring and prolong that sunny golden complexion. 🌞

1. Preparing the skin for the sun

Before exposing yourself to the sun's rays, careful preparation of the skin is essential . If you spend all year in the gray and suddenly expose your skin to the tropical sun: hello skin shock and burns.

Food supplements are there to help you prepare your skin from the inside out long before you pack your bags. Thanks to their specific active ingredients, they promote the production of melanin, thus preparing your skin to receive the sun.

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2. Help with tanning

It is thanks to the synergy of several active ingredients that dietary supplements for tanning are effective. Among them, we often find beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene and even copper.

Beta-carotene promotes tanning. Lutein and lycopene complement the action of beta-carotene. Copper, for its part, participates in the production of melanin.

Do you want advice for an ever more successful natural tan? It's this way !

3. Tan extension

Beta-carotene definitely has everything going for it since it will also help preserve your tan for longer.

By stimulating melanogenesis, in other words the production of melanin, it helps prolong the natural tan by maintaining a sufficient quantity of pigments in the skin even after its vacation in the sun.

4. Strengthening the skin against the sun

The sun, although it brings us vitamin D and good mood, is a double-edged friend since it can also cause damage to our skin .

Free radicals, those little spoilsport generated by UV rays, can wreak havoc on our skin. Vitamin E, present in certain dietary supplements for tanning, plays a protective role and undertakes a neutralizing mission, keeping our skin in great shape and free radicals at bay.

III. How to choose the best food supplement for tanning?

To choose the right food supplement for tanning , there are two or three little things that you will need to take into account:

1. The form of the complement

Capsules, tablets, capsules, powder... How to choose? It's easy, you always have to choose the form that suits you best.

We advise you to opt for a shape that is easy to take and which adapts to your pace of life, so as not to complicate your life before heading out into the sun.

Please note: Softgels and capsules have the advantage of better preserving active ingredients from oxidation.

2. The composition of its dietary supplement for tanning

The good reflex to have to be sure that your supplement will make you look good is to check that it contains at least the most effective active ingredients. Namely, beta-carotene and lycopene.

They are both natural pigments belonging to the carotenoid family, which are colorful plant compounds found in many fruits and vegetables.

a) Beta-carotene

It is a precursor to vitamin A, meaning it can be converted to vitamin A in the body as needed. It is he who gives these pretty orange or reddish colors to carrots and sweet potatoes for example.

Beta-carotene plays an essential role in melanogenesis, the process of producing melanin in the skin, which contributes to a harmonious and even tan.

b) Lycopene

It is responsible for the characteristic red coloring of certain fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, watermelons and pink grapefruit. Unlike beta-carotene, lycopene is not a precursor of vitamin A. However, it is a powerful antioxidant, it helps fight premature skin aging and protect the skin against the harmful effects of the sun.

3. Asset quality

Supplements for tanning are good, quality supplements are better!
To ensure you choose quality food supplements for tanning, it is essential to:

- Check that they are composed of natural active ingredients from quality sources, without GMOs or added chemicals.

- Opt for patented or recognized formulas, because they are a real guarantee of quality. When it comes to products for a natural tan, the right reflex is to choose a patented Lycored® formula, leader in natural carotenoids for over 20 years.

- Choose transparent brands, providing clear information on ingredients, doses and extraction methods, so you put all the chances on your side of having the best food supplement for tanning in your hands.

4. Synergy and dosage

To obtain a radiant and golden complexion, simply follow the instructions of your supplement and respect the recommended dosage. Regarding beta-carotene for example, the recommended daily dose is around 800 mcg per day.

IV. Dietary supplement treatment for tanning:

1. Dosage and duration of intake

To optimize the benefits of your dietary supplement for tanning, we advise you to start the treatment two weeks before exposure to the sun in order to effectively prepare your skin for tanning, and to continue it at least two weeks afterwards to prolong its effects.

Our Sun Formula is specially designed to prepare your skin for the sun and optimize your tan thanks to a combination of active ingredients such as:

✅ burdock, a pretty plant that helps keep skin clear

✅ copper which promotes the production of melanin for a harmonious tan

✅ vitamin E to protect and regenerate the skin

✅ natural carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein which act as a winning trio to activate, accelerate and prolong the tan.

A 3-month course of our sun formula is recommended at a rate of 2 capsules per day.

With your radiant complexion you will certainly make people jealous at the office in September!

2. Precautions to take

Several studies, including one conducted by INSERM, highlight a complex relationship between high consumption of beta-carotene and the risks associated with tobacco consumption. This only concerns smokers and ex-smokers and these are high doses that are not recommended.

V. What should we expect from your dietary supplement for tanning?

Well to a dream tan! And yes, that’s kind of the goal, isn’t it?
Well, let’s be more specific. Taking food supplements for your tan means:

🌞 Make sure you prepare your skin well for the sun to avoid ending up with a nasty sunburn. (We still wear sunscreen, eh!)

😎 Help with the production of melanin to tan a little faster and prolong your pretty complexion a little longer.

⛱ Protect the skin against the harmful effects of the sun and prevent premature skin aging.

And this is the promise that our sun treatment keeps. 2 small capsules per day are enough for a successful tan!

Its little extra: It also takes care of your skin thanks to the purifying and antiseptic action of burdock and ensures healthy skin.

So, are you convinced by food supplements for tanning? And then, in addition to all their benefits for the skin, they offer you a little consolation: even if the holidays are over, your tan will still be there to add a sunny touch to the start of the school year! 🌞


Co-founder of NOVOMA

Passionate and expert in micro-nutrition, Lucas founded Novoma in 2012. It is with conviction that he develops food supplements with effective, carefully chosen and 100% clean active ingredients, to best meet the body's needs.

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