Types of Lotions
Tingle/Hot action lotions – immediate results (for sensitive skin, test on small patch of skin.)
- Promotes micro-circulation, improving tanning results
- NOT recommended for first time tanners
- You WILL experience a mild tingling and warming sensation
Bronzer lotions – immediate results
- DHA provides an instant tan
- Continue to darken hours after session (wait a few hours before shower)
- Wash/wipe hands to avoid any discoloration
Accelerators/Maximizers– great for beginning indoor tanners
- Enhances skins natural tan without use of cosmetic bronzers
- Moisturizers allow skin to tan more quickly/help retain color
- After base tan is achieved, try a bronzer or tingle to get that extra boost of color
Differences in Beds
Tier 1 & Stand Up
- These beds are a standard tanning bed, that produce a topical tan generally lasting a couple of days. These beds are good for getting a base tan, but not the best option for someone just starting out who is prone to burning.
Tier 2, 3 & 4 Beds
- These are bronzing beds. These beds contain less UVB. They bronze the melanin deep in your skin creating a longer lasting tan. Level 2 and 3 have a maximum of 15 minutes and the Level 4 has a maximum of 12 minutes.
High Pressure (Level 5) Bed
- With a high pressure tanning bed, the UVB rays are reduced and the UVA rays are significantly optimized. These beds do not dry out your skin and create a richer deeper and longer lasting tan. This means that the margin of error on our part is very small and the odds of overexposure are very low. We may still reduce the exposure time by a few minutes if you are extremely fair skinned or have not tanned in a long while. We do still recommend that you gradually expose parts of the body not normally exposed to sunlight.
How much time should I let pass between tanning sessions?
- The FDA requires 24 hours between tanning sessions. The tanning industry recommends allowing at least 2 days in between sessions when possible for the melanin process to fully complete.
Do I really need to use a lotion?
- YES!! Dry skin reflects UV light, so if you are not using an indoor tanning lotion, you can be wasting up to 50% of your tanning session. Lotion helps protect from damage and burning and helps you get your tan result with less visits and less UV exposure!
How long does it take to build a base tan?
- It takes about 4-6 weeks to build a base tan with proper tanning techniques.
What’s in your tanning lotion?
- Hemp Seed Oil: Its nourishing and moisturizing properties make it a popular ingredient.
- Body Blush: A type of product made for those who want a tingling effect but have sensitive skin.
- Anti-Aging: These lotions contain added vitamins that help protect against premature signs of aging.
- Shimmer: Glimmering additives in these projects have reflective properties that give your skin an added glow.
- Caffeine: Caffeine is often added to reduce puffiness and energize your skin. Caffeine will absorb into the body, so if you are sensitive to caffeine or have eliminated it from your diet, steer clear of these lotions.
- Silicon: Silicon is a mineral with moisturizing benefits. It’s used to help condition your skin.
- Beta Carotene: Also called vitamin A. It enhances pigment coloration in your skin.
- Vitamin E: Makes skin softer and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
- Benzyl or Methyl Nicotinate: an active ingredient in tingle lotions that promote oxygenation (micro circulation) to improve tanning results.