Benefits and Types of Indoor Tanning Lotion
Fine tanning salons like 24-7 TAN, a local tanning salon in Henderson, carry many varieties of indoor tanning lotion for tanning bed use. Although indoor tanning lotion may seem like an unneeded expense, there are many benefits to applying it prior jumping into a tanning bed. When tanning indoors, the heat from tanning beds can dry out your skin, depriving it of natural moisture. Using indoor tanning lotion prior to jumping into the tanning bed can prevent this loss of moisture. Indoor tanning lotion hydrates and nourishes the skin, providing it with natural oils and nutrients. These lotions also contain tyrosine, a chemical which promotes the production of melanin, the skin pigment which gives us color. And because tanning lotion accelerates tan development, less UV exposure and thus less time is needed in the tanning bed. With less UV exposure there’s a reduced chance of wrinkles and premature aging.
Indoor tanning lotions come in many formulas, and fine tanning salons like 24-7 TAN tanning salon in Las Vegas, generally offer an assortment of all the different varieties discussed in this article. These tanning lotions generally fall into two main categories: Accelerators and Maximizers. Accelerators are level one tanning products for people just beginning the indoor tanning process. These lotions are designed to help people achieve a based tan and usually contain a large amount of moisturizers because moisturized skin tans much better, faster and has the ability to hold tan longer. Maximizers are level two tanning products for people who have developed a base tan and want to continue tanning. Unlike accelerators, maximizers do not contain high levels of moisturizers and should only be applied directly before starting a tanning session. A tingle maximizer is a special type of lotion that many refer to as a level three product however; different companies have different methods of naming the levels of their products and many companies’ list tingle lotions as a Step 2 product. Tingle lotions contain chemicals that cause a reddening of the skin and tingle sensation due to the increase in blood flow to the skin. Available in heated and cooling formulas, tingle lotions speed up the repair process of skin causing it to tan faster. Indoor tanning lotions with tingle can be very uncomfortable for many people although use over time does help the user build up a tolerance to it. People with sensitive skin should not use lotions with tingle since they may cause the skin to itch some people are just simply not able to tolerate it.
Indoor tanning lotions with bronzers are found in both accelerators and maximizers. These lotions are formulated with sunless self-tanner that is mixed into the lotion for instant results. The trick is to give your skin an immediate bronzed glow on the surface while your tan develops underneath. When finding a good bronzing indoor tanning lotion, the try ones that are streak free to avoid the orange or uneven look. Also make sure you wash your hands immediately after applying and before you jump into the tanning bed to avoid getting orange palms and discolored hands. Be careful not to apply too much bronzing lotion to areas around the knees, elbows and ankles. Apply lotion lightly to these areas to avoid over-darkening and discoloration.
There many benefits of using indoor tanning lotion purchased from a reputable distributor or salon, like Las Vegas tanning salon, 24-7 TAN. However, never use a product before your skin is ready for it. Using lotions to promote and accelerate tanning is recommended but they should not be used to the point of creating a bigger risk. In addition to applying indoor tanning lotion prior to tanning, using a quality daily moisturizer or tan extender after UV exposure will help you maintain your color and preserve the length of your tan. There are many tan extenders available for purchase at tanning salons that keep the skin moisturized and dramatically extend the life of your tan. However, daily use of a quality drugstore brand moisturizer will give you the same effect and may be less expensive.
So, next time you visit your local tanning salon, don’t skimp on the lotions and tan wisely. Remember – your skin is delicate so please tan responsibly to keep your skin HEALTHY!