If you want to get a beautiful tan, fast, but want to avoid the risks of tanning beds, consider this innovative and effective tanning protocol. I came across this tanning method, developed by Goltis, a Russian natural health advocate, and I wanted to share it with you. Afraid of the sun? First, read my article: Sunblock, Sunglasses…How Much Sun Protection Do You Really Need?
From my experience this method works very well for those following the raw food diet. Even though the author claims it can be used by anyone, if you still eat a lot of cooked food, I urge you to exercise additional care.
[Please note: This article is a translation of a Russian e-book. I received permission from the author to post the translation on my Blog.]
Beautiful Tan in Just Two Days…Naturally
You can achieve a beautiful tan in just two days—without any sunburn! If you use these prescribed methods of sun bathing, you’ll achive only the healthful effects— an olive skin tone, good mood, more energy, and a zest for life.
Tanning: The ‘Supercompensation’ Method by Goltis: http://goltis.com.ua ]
At first it might seem that a nice tan, without getting burned, in just two days isn’t possible. But now, thanks to the supercompensation tanning method, you can build an even tan, safely, and in very little time.
How does it work? What is a tan? It’s the darkening of the skin’s color from the effects of ultraviolet radiation. This darkening is caused by the formation and accumulation in the lower layers of the epidermis of a specific pigment—melanin. Melanin (from Greek melas, “black”) is the dark pigment that determines the skin’s color. The more melanin, the darker your skin. Melanin formation in the skin is a protective reaction to solar ultraviolet radiation. In this way, when your skin tans, it is the natural method by which it protects itself from the sun’s rays.
Supercompensation. The principle of supercompensation refers to the correct correlation between periods of exposure to the sun—at which time melanin is being expended or dissolved—and time spent in the shade—at which time new melanin is being formed.
The chart below outlines the optimal protocol for building up and expending
melanin, thus achieving your tan. Important: You’ll get good results safely only by following this protocol exactly!
Chart for Implementing Tanning Supercompensation
Body Position, Time Spent in the Sun (in minutes)
|On the back||On the stomach||On the side||On the other side||Hide in the shade|
- Cycle 1 - First, sunbathe lying on your back (or in another position facing the sun) for 1.5 minutes, as shown in the chart. Turn over on your stomach (with your back to the sun)—again for 1.5 minutes. Then tan for 1 minute on each side. Now go rest in the shade for 3 minutes.
- Now move to Cycle 2, then 3, 4, 5…12 .
- Continue your routine in the same manner, using the times shown in the chart.
Before using this tanning method, consult your physician and ask whether tanning is contraindicated for you. If you decide to follow this tanning method, you are taking full responsibility for following the protocol and for the results you achieve.
Alternative methods of using the tanning chart…
Very quick—one day, when you just can’t wait! You will be completing the entire 12-cycle protocol in a single day. Not recommended, since you are going to be subject to the peak of the day’s solar activity. Consider this only if you have absolutely no skin problems.
Quick—two days. Still fast, but you can avoid the hours of maximum solar activity. Go through the entire 12 cycles over two days. Note what cycle number you ended day one with—cycle 6, let’s say. Subtract 2—to get 4, in this example—and start tanning on the second day from that cycle number. In any case, subtract 2 whenever you take a break from tanning for over two hours.
Normal—7 days. Here, you’ll simply go more slowly—fewer cycles per day. If you take a break from tanning for more than two hours, start with a cycle number 2 lower than the one you were on just before your break. Go through the cycle in “jumps of two.” Here’s what we mean: On day 1 you start at cycle 1…day 2, start at cycle 3…day 3, start at cycle 5…and so on.
Gentle—perfect for sensitive skin or for rehabilitation after a sunburn. Start with 10-second intervals. Use the chart protocol but replace minutes with seconds. For each unit of a minute on the chart, go for about ten seconds (meaning each cycle will be six times shorter).
With all these methods, take a break during peak hours—no tanning between about noon and three o’clock. Adjust this for more or less sunny climates—the nearer you are to the equator, the more breaks you should take, and the longer your advisable time out of the sun. And never, of course, apply this protocol with tanning beds or any other mode of artificial tanning.
By: Andrew Datsenko, Instructor of the Preparatory Course in Healing Impulse. Author of the method “Healing Impulse” – Goltis (V.I. Vuksta) http://goltis.info/