The 5 Different Types Of Indoor Tanning Lotion



If you have decided that you are going to go the indoor tanning route then you must use some type of indoor tanning lotion. Going in a tanning bed without using a tanning lotion just is'nt going to give you the full effect. It's worth it, to invest a few extra bucks in a good tanning lotion.

Indoor Tanning Lotions are broken up into generally about 5 different categories. They can, however be mixed together, for instance you can get an indoor tanning lotion with both a tingle factor and a bronzer in it, you see what I'm saying?

So I've put together a list of the different kinds of indoor tanning lotions that are available. Depending on your personal preference and skin type you can choose which tanning lotion is right for you. This should help you decipher between the different characteristics you see on your tanning salon shelf.

1. BASIC ACCELERATOR: These indoor tanning lotions are great for a beginning tanner with exceptionally pale or sensitive skin. Many of these have great anti-aging elements in them like CoQ-10. If you have especially dry skin, look for an aloe based formula with moisturizing hemp seed oil in it.

2. BRONZER: These are by far the most popular tanning lotions on the market. A few years ago, tanning companies stopped calling lotions bronzer and started competing to see "how many" bronzers they could fit into one lotion, thus hiking their prices to reflect their new breakthrough formulas. However, don't be fooled. There are still just two types of bronzers: immediate and delayed. Either way, make sure that you apply these lotions evenly and wipe your hands off as soon as you are done to avoid streaking your skin.

3. TINGLE: These feisty little lotions pack a lot of punch for a beginning tanner. Even the most frequent tanner can have trouble using tingle. These indoor tanning lotions stimulate your skin, causing it to redden and become irritated. This effect can last for hours and result in an uncomfortable burning and itching feeling. If you have small children, make sure you rinse off before touching them as these lotions can make them miserable. Despite all of these bad side effects, tingles remain the most effective tanning lotions. Combine them with a good bronzer, and you are sure to have a beautiful, dark tan in no time.

4. FACIAL TANNERS: The skin on your face is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of your body. Most indoor tanning lotions are not designed to be applied to your face. Opt for a special tanning lotion just for the face. Or, better yet, apply SPF to protect the face from tanning, and just use a great make-up bronzer to achieve a nice glow.

5. AFTER-TAN MOISTURIZERS: These tanning lotions are promoted as add-ons to your lotion purchase. They do a great job, but you can find better ones than the bottles that line your shelf at the local tanning salon. Any non mineral-oil based moisturizer will do, just make sure to apply it within five minutes of getting out of the tanning bed.

12 comments :

  1. I would like to add to #2s "bronzer section". There are three main kinds of bronzers. There are cosmetic ones, these show you instant color and wash off like make-up. This is the physical pigment of the lotion. There are natural bronzers that use ingredients like banana peel and walnut shell to increase your melanin production. The third kind of bronzer is the one that gets the bad rep. It is called a DHA Bronzer ( Dihydroxyacetone is the full name and can be found on the ingredient label) this ingredient reacts with the amino acids in your skin and creates a stained affect. Now in some people this can leave them 'orange' and if put on carelessly can be streaky. Each individual person's amino acids are different therefore the 'orange' affect does not take place on everyone. Hope this helped someone! I have worked in salons for years, and have met with countless lotion reps and I honestly love helping people find their perfect lotion!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing that little tid-bit of very helpful information! Oh and just FYI everyone reading I personally love DHA, after all it's the main ingredient that makes us that beautiful brown color! I don't see many sunless tanning lotions that are orange anymore but I could be wrong. I think that's how it was mostly at the beginning when they first came out but now it seems like most are a nice bronze brown color.

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