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How to Get Tan Faster?

For those who want to achieve a tanned complexion as quickly as possible, there are a few tricks you can use to prepare your skin and accelerate the tanning process. But it's best to be patient to avoid damaging your skin. Here are some of our practical tips for a skin-friendly quick tan.

Exfoliate Your Skin to Facilitate Tanning.

The first thing to do for a natural tan is to prepare your skin for optimal tanning before exposure to the sun. We recommend exfoliating your skin a few days before sun exposure, to refine the texture of your skin by eliminating dead cells on the surface, for a more even result.

Exfoliation should be carried out once or twice a week. To facilitate tanning, exfoliation should be carried out about 3 days before sunbathing. Exfoliation the day right before sun exposure risks weakening the skin and encouraging sunburn.

Our product recommendations on how to get tan faster:

  • Composed of an exfoliating complex based on four AHAs and a PHA, our face peel mask eliminates dead cells to unclog pores and refine skin texture. It leaves the complexion even-toned and skin texture smoothed. Over time, it helps reduce the presence of blackheads.

  • Based on sweet almond oil (INCI: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil) with nourishing properties, and lavandin super essential oil (INCI: Lavandula Hybrida Herb Oil), recognized for its regenerating and healing properties, our nourishing body scrub rids skin of dead cells thanks to apricot kernel micrograin (INCI: Prunus Armeniaca Seed Powder). Exfoliated and nourished, the skin is soft, supple, and comfortable.

Use a Sun Care Product.

Against all popular belief, sun care products are not a hindrance to tanning. On the contrary, unprotected skin cannot achieve a beautiful, long-lasting tan. So don't skip out on sunscreen to speed up the tanning process. You're exposing your skin to the risk of sunburn. In fact, your skin will be red and peeling instead of having a nice, tanned complexion.

Today, sun care products are available in a variety of forms: spray, cream, stick, oil... Some are also considered tanning products. As well as containing protective sunscreens, these formulations also contain self-tanning active ingredients. They also often include ingredients rich in carotenoids, such as carrot macerate or vitamin E, which stimulate melanin synthesis.

Note: Before sunbathing, it is not advisable to apply skin care products containing olive or sunflower oil. These oils do not protect against UV rays and can even cause burns.

Apply Self-Tanner.

How to get tan quicker? The best way to get a bronzed skin in just a few hours, without exposing yourself to the sun's harmful rays, is to apply a self-tanner. This type of product allows you to avoid the sun's rays without giving up your colorful skin. It's worth remembering that strong exposure to UV rays leads to a multiplication of free radicals in the body. These are unstable molecules that target and damage DNA, cell membranes and certain proteins. Among other things, UV rays are responsible for sunburn, hyperpigmentation and photoaging, as well as more serious problems such as skin cancer.

Self-tanners come in a variety of forms (mousse, cream, milk, gel, etc.) and are applied directly to the skin. They generally contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a molecule that reacts with amino acids (Maillard reaction) in the stratum corneum to form melanoidin, a brown pigment. At Typology, we've formulated two skin care products that deliver a natural, gradual tan: a self-tanning serum for the face and a self-tanning gel for the body.

Note: Self-tanning showers do also exist. In a specialized booth, fine droplets of self-tanning lotion are sprayed onto the body and face. It's a fairly practical and fast technique (less than ten minutes if a machine is used) offering an even result. However, the risk of DHA inhalation is questionable. Indeed, ingestion or inhalation of this molecule is likely to lead to asthma, lung disease or cancer. To date, however, no health authority has established that self-tanning showers present a health risk, due to the short exposure time to the product.

Intensely Moisturize Your Skin to Protect It.

Dehydrated skin is more sensitive to the sun's UV rays. However, this does not mean that it will tan faster. Dehydration increases the risk of skin peeling or sunburn. So, instead of a beautiful, natural tan, the skin will peel and become irritated. From a biological perspective, dehydrated skin means a weakened hydrolipidic film. Present on the surface of the epidermis, its function is to protect it from external factors, but also to limit water loss. To reinforce the film, we advise you to stay sufficiently hydrated by drinking around 1.5 L of water a day, but also to apply a moisturizing cream, even more so if you're going to be exposed to the sun.

Choose a moisturizing cream according to your skin type and apply it every morning and evening. For the face, you can use our 9-ingredient moisturizing face cream. Enriched with hyaluronic acid (INCI: Sodium Hyaluronate) and coconut oil (INCI: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil), this minimalist formula moisturizes and nourishes the epidermis. Its light, non-greasy texture is suitable for dry, normal and combination skin, even sensitive skin. For the body, opt for our 10-ingredient moisturizing body cream, which hydrates all skin types.

Look After Your Diet.

A natural tan not only depends on sun exposure, but also on your diet. In fact, eating certain foods rich in specific nutrients can accelerate melanogenesis, the production of melanin. So don't hesitate to include ingredients rich in beta-carotenes in your menus.

Biologically speaking, beta-carotene is converted into retinol, the active form of vitamin A, in the intestinal mucosa. The presence of retinol in the blood stimulates melanin synthesis. Regular consumption of carrots, tomatoes, peppers, mangoes, peaches and apricots promotes tanning and a beautiful complexion.

You can also turn to dietary supplements rich in beta-carotenes. They have the advantage of containing a higher concentration of beta-carotenes than traditional foods, which accelerates tanning. To optimize their effects, it's advisable to start a course of treatment about a month before a sunny vacation. It can be continued on your return to prolong your tan. The ideal duration of a cure is generally three months.

Apply Vegetable Oils.

Certain lightly colored plant oils immediately give a natural tan. This is particularly true of carrot macerate, with its high vitamin A and carotenoid content. This oil is also an excellent antioxidant, protecting the skin from free radicals. Carrot macerate also acts on melanogenesis.

Another vegetable oil recommended for a quick tan isburiti oil. Extracted by cold-pressing, it is rich in carotenoids and also stimulates melanin production. It also has antioxidant and photoprotective properties. Use carrot macerate or buriti oil morning or evening, as the last step in your routine to enhance your complexion. They have been incorporated into our botanical blend for bronzed skin, a skin care product that gives the skin a healthy glow and a light tan, without acting as a self-tanner.

Sunbathe on Water.

To speed up tanning, sunbathing by or on the sea can be a solution. Water and sand reflect UV rays, optimizing exposure. It is estimated that around 20% of UV rays are reflected by sand, between 10 and 30% by water and 25% by sea foam. Even when swimming, make sure you protect your skin with a hat, sunglasses and a water-resistant sun cream.

Important: During prolonged exposure to the sun, it's important to reapply broad-spectrum sunscreen every two hours.

Avoid Indoor Tanning.

For a quick tan, it can be tempting to go to a tanning solarium. However, this is extremely inadvisable, as artificial UV rays are more energetic than the sun's own rays and therefore much more dangerous. Furthermore, tanning beds emit UVA, UVB and UVC rays, whereas UVC rays are normally blocked by the ozone layer and do not reach our skin when we are exposed to the sun. They are very dangerous for the skin and eyes.

It should also be noted that sunbeds are classified as “carcinogenic” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Scientists have estimated that exposure to artificial UV rays before the age of 30 increases the risk of developing melanoma by 75%. So, to tan safely, it's best to avoid indoor tanning and opt for a natural tan through sun exposure.


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