The Healthy Tan Trend: Tanning with Sugar Cane
Healthy tans are in vogue and fortunately, people are increasingly becoming aware of taking care of their skin. Tanning with sugar cane has seen a surge in demand in recent years and many specialized centers have opened their doors to provide this service. It is a quick way to achieve beautiful, sun-kissed skin and also an excellent option to protect your skin from damaging sun exposure that dermatologists urge you to avoid.
Tanning with Sugar Cane Explained
Sugarcane tanning involves a tan produced by the interaction of a 100% natural active ingredient called DHA with the keratin in our skin. This interaction creates a natural chemical reaction that tans the skin without activating the melanin mechanism, which is the pigment that gives color to the skin. This prevents sunburn, sunspots and other skin issues including skin cancer.
How Long Does a Tan with Sugar Cane Last?
The tan produced through sugar cane tanning lasts approximately a week, depending on various factors including natural conditions of the skin and how it is cared for after the session. It fades with cell regeneration. Moisturizing the skin daily, using a specific tanning cream every two or three days, and exfoliating it before doing the treatment with a horsehair glove is recommended to extend its lifespan. Tanning with sugar cane can be done every week or every ten days, depending on how long the tan lasts on each skin.
Procedure for Tanning with Sugar Cane
The process for tanning with sugar cane is simple and quick. In just 15 minutes, a formula customized for each client is created based on their skin type, tone, undertone and the intensity of the tan they want to achieve. This formula is applied with an airbrush to achieve a very natural-looking tan without the need for multiple sessions.
Before going for the treatment, consult your dermatologist if you have psoriasis, dermatitis or a wound that has not fully healed and is still open. According to dermatologist Isabel Delgado, this is a healthy tan and an excellent alternative to sun exposure if you want to show off brown skin. However, it does not replace the use of daily sunscreen.