Posted April 11, 2012 by Haywood Hunter in Hair and Beauty

How Tanning Lotions Help Boost Your Tan

Most spas encourage their clients to use tanning lotions to improve their color. These creams or oil are very popular and known to help deepen or improve the results of a session in a booth or bed. These products are similar in function but can vary widely in the outcome they provide.

Tanning creams are usually applied by hand all over the body. There are specially designed products that are for facial use only. It is always better to have both an all purpose and a facial product available. Many blends designed for use on the face have firming qualities and are safe for use around eyes.

Tanning lotions and oils are used as preparation for UV beds or booths. They are comprised of ingredients that moisturize the skin and increase the amount of melanin in the skin. This may be accomplished by increasing blood flow to the surface of the skin, or by increasing the melanin itself. This boosts the speed with which a tan sets in, as well as effects the quality of the color.

Tanning lotions intended to be used indoors feature ingredients that are not harmful to plastic. It is important to only use indoor products when there is a chance of the lotion coming in contact with a UV bed. Since spa beds especially come into repeated contact with clients every day, corrosive products would greatly shorten the life of the bed.

Oftentimes there are added benefits to applying tanning lotions. Almost all brands contain a high quality moisturizing ingredient. Others may include bronzers which deepen on their own over the following hours. Nearly all have some kind of scent, though it may be natural or perfumes that are added.

It’s vital to be sure that tanning creams or oils are not being confused with sunblock. Sunblocks are meant to protect skin from ultra violet light damage. Using it in a UV bed or booth would negate the purpose, plus may damage the plastics of the machine. Tanning lotions and oils magnify the sun’s impact on skin and so would offer zero protection from sunburn. To use them interchangeably may cause untold damage to one’s body over time.

The lights found in UV beds or booths are not the same as natural sunlight. That is why it is necessary to have separate tanning lotions for each scenario. Indoor compounds may be ineffectual when used in natural lighting. Outdoor formulas may cause an unexpected reaction when used under the concentrated rays of a UV bed. For a handful of reasons, is best to be sure that the brands and formulas in use are being used appropriately.

You will find a review of the benefits of using tanning lotions and a brief summary of the things to consider before buying cheap tanning lotions, right now.

Haywood Hunter