Whether it’s because you’re afraid of the effects of the sun, or because you don’t want your skin to age prematurely or, because you don’t have time to be toasting on the beach or in the pool, we can always resort to other methods, some more natural than others, that will help us achieve a perfect tan tone, without having to be exposed.
we will show you how to tan without sun.
1 Foods rich in beta-carotene
Beta-tickerenes are a group of pigments with anti-oxidant properties. Carrots, mangoes, papayas, tomatoes… all are orange and red foods, rich in beta-canapine and antioxidants that will protect your skin and give your body a great contribution of vitamin A. What does vitamin A or beta-carotene do? They take care that your skin adapts to the intensity of the sun, that is, it helps you to tan, without having to expose yourself and burn yourself.
We are talking about creams, sprays and gels that as you apply it, they are making an effect on the skin. The active ingredient they contain is dihydroxyacetone, an additive that gives the skin a tan color. Overnight you will not be brown, we assure you, but maybe in a week you will begin to see a more tanned tone in your skin. For this it is not only about applying it and that’s it. You must follow a few steps:
- Washed and clean skin
- Exfoliation of the skin, so that the tan is homogeneous
- Application of the spray, gel or cream
- Use of gloves
This way you will get the self-tanners to work perfectly. The disadvantage is that they only last about a week, so it will be necessary to reuse them always.
There are with and without sunscreen, so if you choose one that does not contain it, remember to put sunscreen if you are going to expose yourself to the sun’s rays.
It is a more natural method, since henna comes from plants and natural elements that do not harm the skin. It may be a somewhat more cumbersome method, but it is perfect for those who need a quick tan.
Just dissolve a tablespoon of henna powder in the tub and soak in it, for about twenty minutes. Your body will absorb the color and when you go out you will see it noticeably more tanned. It will last you a maximum of a week and is waterproof.
4 Tanning pills
In pharmacies you can find several pills that will help you get the tan tone without sun, which you are looking for. They contain canthaxin, a component that will cause your skin to become somewhat darker. Try to follow the package leaflet to the letter and not to exceed the dose, or take it for a long time because it can have adverse effects, such as liver problems, hives or worse, that the skin turns orange.
5 DHA Tan
The best method that combines high technology with respect for our body. It is 100% natural and is applied by a professional on the parts of the body that you want to tan. It is applied in spray, using a pressurized air gun with a lotion based on DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), which is a derivative of sugar cane. DHA will react chemically with the most superficial layer of the skin when it comes into contact with keratin (composed of a type of amino acid), without the need for melanin, which is associated with natural tanning. By reacting only with the most superficial layer of skin, tanning will be removed as skin cells are normally replaced from time to time.
The session lasts between five and ten minutes and as the day progresses the tone becomes more tanned, being able to last the effect for several days (it will depend on your skin type). It is a harmless method for the skin, because the spray does not come into contact with the bloodstream, and the person must also exfoliate the skin before having this procedure.
There are many ways to tan without having to go through heat or expose yourself to the dangers that can come with being exposed. Just choose the one that seems most comfortable to you and do it. Don’t forget to tell us how it went.