Have you tried self-tanners?
oh ok yeah i know those. instead of that route, is there anything i can ingest, such as a pill or drink or certain foods, that will make my skin more vibrant and hold a tan when exposed to natural, outdoor light?They are lotions that you apply as you would body lotion after your shower. The benefit to this is that you don't expose yourself to the damaging rays of the sun. You just have to be sure to exfoliate properly in order to get an even fake tan.
Taking something internally to trigger what is essentially a chemical reaction with the sun sounds scary to me. Photosensitivity is an unfortunate side effect of some drugs. And if there was a drug that could be used in this way, I imagine that the results would be hard to control and so there would be a real danger of getting "overcooked."is there anything i can ingest, such as a pill or drink or certain foods, that will make my skin more vibrant and hold a tan when exposed to natural, outdoor light?
hmm....interesting. thanks for finding that. i ended up doing a lil research of my own and read that tyrosine is the mineral that activates the pituitary gland that makes melonin. so i will just continue my multivitamins, which have tyrosine, and see what happens.MAC, is this what you are looking for?
I noticed the ingredients, too, and that just seems like a waste. My multivitamin has all that for the most part!I looked at the ingredients in the "Imedeen Tan Optimizer" in that link. It is basically Vitamin C and Vitamin E, plus some tomato extract and palm oil extract. And for this they are charging $84. It looks really fishy to me.
And as far as trying to stimulate the pituitary gland, or any other gland, goes - no thank you. The minute we try to confuse our hormonal systems by taking too much of something, we open ourselves up to a whole bunch of potential problems.
This is my opinion, anyway.
A few years back I purchased these pills put out by some company in France and advertised in some of the glamour mags, supposed to make you tan. Well they turned me a yucky shade of orange..my palms were orange and the whites of my eyes were yellow. I stopped because I not only looked bad, but got nervous about my corneas turning yellow...I looked jaundiced. I believe the ingredients stress a very high amount of vitamin A which can be damaging if taken to excess...so I discovered.oh ok yeah i know those. instead of that route, is there anything i can ingest, such as a pill or drink or certain foods, that will make my skin more vibrant and hold a tan when exposed to natural, outdoor light?
No worries Jkee. I didn't pursue any of the aforementioned. I'm happy with how I am naturally and organic.Hey Mac, you'll be back here in a couple of years asking how you get rid of the skin damage from tanning.