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The Significance of Tanning Lotions

Ever wondered what was the significance of all those sunless tanning products, indoor tanning lotions, and other assorted indoor tanning supplies?  

Indoor tanning products and tanning lotions are especially formulated to help you acquire a superbly tanned skin.

Contrary to the popular misconception that indoor and sunless tanning products are just money-making scams, these products do offer benefits that are more than just cosmetic. In fact, indoor tanning products not only maximize and extend your indoor tanning efforts, they also maintain healthy and younger looking skin.

Here is some useful information that will give you a better insight into sunless tanning products, skincare tanning products, and indoor tanning lotions.


Premium sunless tanning products and tanning lotions offer a refractive prism of natural oils including sunflower oil and hemp seed oil as well as aromatherapy essential oils and aloe-vera gel. The refractive prism causes a magnification of the ultraviolet light that reaches your skin, resulting in intensifying your tan (typically 3x's greater). Given the same amount of time, people who avoid using tanning products are likely to achieve a lower level of tanning as compared to people who used indoor tanning products.


Healthy skin is of utmost importance for acquiring a dark tan. Indoor tanning products are specially formulated to provide the skin with vital moisture that is necessary before tanning and also after tanning. Healthier skin has the capacity to hold on to a tan for a longer period of time than unhealthy skin. This gives you the added benefit of being able to achieve a darker, deeper tan by building upon the existing foundation.

Dry skin on the other hand tends to flake, peeling away layers of tan with it. Sunless tanning products and tanning lotions keep your skin constantly moisturized, which is essential during the tanning process. These lotions contain a host of vital ingredients including vitamins, natural oils, minerals, anti-oxidants, natural botanical extracts and aloe vera; all of which help boost your tanning efforts. People who do not use tanning lotions and other sunless tanning products do not get the valuable benefits that these nutrients offer.

Tanning without this extra support causes the skin to get dry faster, which causes the tan to fade away in a shorter period of time as the dried skin flakes away.

Skin Conditioning

Tanning products and tanning lotions are specially designed to provide the skin with supplementary tanning ingredients that are vital during the tanning process; irrespective of whether you acquire the tan using a tanning bed or basking in the hot sun.

Some of the key skin conditioning ingredients include:

Vitamins, Essential Oils, Natural Butters, Hemp Seed Oil, Natural Botanical Extracts, Liposomial, Tyrosine Complexes Riboflavin, Copper, L-Tyrosine, and Assorted Minerals.

These ingredients help to maximize your tanning efforts. Tanning products and indoor tanning lotions also contain several essential skin conditioning components that boost your tanning endeavors by providing vital moisturization and by enhancing the tanning intensity.

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Lotions help speed up your tanning process. They come in many different forms and are intended for different stages in the tanning process. They contain vitamins and nutrients that keep your skin moisturized and healthy. Lotions range from different prices. Remember, the more expensive the lotion, the better the moisturizers. Any Maui Beach Tanning Salon Technician will assist you in choosing the lotions that are right for you in the different stages of your tanning process.

  • Exfoliating:

To achieve maximum tanning results, take a shower or bath and exfoliate your skin before each tanning session. Exfoliating rids your skin of dead cells that can dull your color and prevent it from retaining moisture. You should not exfoliate immediately after tanning.

  • Building a Base Tan:

This is where you start the tanning process. You need to begin with an accelerator lotion that can effectively stimulate melanin and moisturize your skin. Accelerators help you absorb UV rays better, while keeping your skin moist and soft. When you are tanning indoors or outdoors, moisture evaporates from the skin tissue. Good lotions contain moisturizing agents that help improve moisture and softness of your skin. This helps to prevent skin damage and premature aging.

  • Darkening Your Tan:

Once you have achieved your base tan, you need to step it up to a maximizer or bronzer. these products are designed for those with an established base tan. Maximizers contain accelerating-intensifying ingredients. Bronzers combine self-tanning agents with accelerating-intensifying ingredients. The amount of self-tanning ingredient varies by product. Lotions at this stage should continue to provide moisturizers. Moisture and skin care is important during all stages of the tanning process.

  • Advancing Your Tan:

Once you have reached your plateau, you should advance your lotion to a tingle or a tingle with a bronzer. Tingle products use various ingredients such as Benzyl or Methyl Nicotinate to stimulate circulation at the skin surface, thereby temporarily increasing blood flow. Oxygen is very important in the tanning process and this is what the tingle performs, it brings the oxygen to the surface of the skin. The more oxygen your skin gets, the darker your tan will get. The degree of stimulation varies by product. Some products contain low tingle formula, while others contain high tingle formula. Fair and sensitive skin individuals as well as base building tanners should avoid the use of these products. Sensitive skin amplifies the effect which increases reddening and makes the tingle feel more like a burning.

After you have been tanning for a while and stop getting darker, try returning to an accelerator for 3-4 sessions then go back to your Darkening or Advanced Lotion. Your body may become immune to your darkening or advanced lotion and you may have to go back to the beginning tanning process to overcome this. After you have used the same lotion or brand for a while, many times if you change to another you will notice improved results. It's kind of like shampoo, once you switch, that new brand works awesome.

  • Applying the lotion:

Apply tanning lotions before your tanning session. It is recommended that you apply tanning lotion one hour prior to your tanning session to allow your skin to absorb the lotion for best results. Always apply evenly. If you are using a bronzing agent, it is recommended you rub into skin in a circular motion to prevent streaking. Also, you must wipe your hands (between the fingers) and feet (between the toes) when using a bronzer because they may turn orange.

  • After Tan Moisturizers:

Although good tanning lotions contain adequate moisturizers, your skin continues to dry out between sessions. You should always moisturize your skin daily while you are tanning. It is recommended that you use after tan moisturizers as they have been designed to help extend the life of your tan.

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Adding Heat To Acquire A Deeper Tan

Tanning products and tanning lotions that are formulated with Tingle are very beneficial in the tanning process. Tanning sprays and lotions that contain tingle also contain enhanced levels of botanical oils and natural vitamins that help stimulate the microcirculation of the skin by drawing the blood towards the skin's surface.

The melatonin that is present in the blood gives the tanning process a much-needed boost by helping you achieve your tanning plateau. When using tingle, it is best to begin with lower levels and then gradually increase the level in incremental doses so that your body can adapt to the stimulation comfortably and with no adverse effect.
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Why use Indoor Tanning Lotions?

Indoor tanning lotions, sunless tanning products and other assorted self-tanning products help you to get better results from every tanning session. Tanning lotions help the pores to open up and offer you enhanced light absorption by amplifying your UV exposure.

They also help in acquiring a deeper, more enduring tan, while at the same time protecting the skin's existing moisture levels. High quality lotions can help dark-skinned people break through their existing tanning plateau and achieve unprecedented results.

How Do Tanning Lotions Provide Better Results?

Tanning supplies, indoor tanning lotions and sunless tanning products influence the tanning process through skin conditioning, moisturizing and magnification. Being able to control general skin health as well as skin moisture and light exposure helps your tan last longer and look better.

Are Tanning Products Really Essential for Good Tanning Results?

The benefits acquired through skin condition, moisturizing and magnification help you offset the additional expense of having to undergo more frequent tanning bed sessions in order to maintain the tan for a longer period of time.

During a tanning bed session, your body receives an intense dosage of UV exposure that is comparable to a daily recommended exposure to direct sunlight. While you may not be absorbing the whole quantity of UV light in that short period of time, it is critical that your skin is moisturized and conditioned to protect it from excessive drying. Indoor tanning lotions offer the skin best protection against dehydration.

What is the Optimum Amount of Tanning Product to be used prior to Tanning?

Different people have different tanning lotion requirements, depending upon the sensitivity to the sun and the fairness of the skin. Slathering on a thick coat of tanning products that condition, magnify and moisturize the skin prior to the tanning process can maximize your tanning results. Applying larger quantities of tanning products enhance the moisture levels in the skin.

How Do I Use Thicker Tanning Lotions that do not Rub in Quickly?

Tanning products that are thick are made up of a higher percentage of moisturizing compounds, which means the quality is better too. There's nothing to worry about if you are using a thicker tanning lotion and find that it does not get completely rubbed in. Just leave it on your skin and go ahead with your tanning. The sunless tanning lotion will liquefy soon with the heat generated from the tanning bed and this liquefied lotion will soon get absorbed into the skin, nourishing it with its valuable skin conditioning, magnification and moisturing ingredients while you tan.

Which Is the Best Time to Apply the Tanning Lotion?

Most tanning enthusiasts find that they get optimum magnification properties when the tanning lotion is applied just prior to starting the tanning process. Magnification occurs when the UV light gets diffused by the tanning product, helping it to penetrate into a larger area of skin.

This is in effect, similar to the way tanning occurs in or near a swimming pool. If for any reason you have not applied the lotion immediately prior to tanning, then you should make it a point to do so as soon as possible so that you can get the maximum benefits of your tanning session.

Other Than Utilizing Traditional Tanning Supplies, What Else Can I Do To Achieve Better Results Between Training Sessions?

When you are in between training sessions you could use "After Exposure Tanning Products" and moisturizers designed for indoor tanning, which were developed by experts who believed that the process of tanning continues in the skin for almost about 48 hours after you've finished off with your last tanning session.

The UV light continues to be metabolized in the body for quite a long while after the session is over. Using After Exposure Tanning Products and moisturizers whenever possible, after your shower, and before you get into bed ensures that your skin stays optimally conditioned and moisturized when you are in between tanning sessions.

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