Important Information About Indoor Tanning Lotion

By: Frank K Muller | Posted: 13th June 2011

Tanning means different things to different people. To some it might be a reminder of wonderful memories on the beach, or perhaps a vacation in a nice tropical country. For others it could simply mean a way of taking care of themselves. Some people are lucky enough to have sun all year round to keep them tanned. But what about those of us who do not have the luxury of sun all year round?

Luckily for those of us who don't live at the beach, using an indoor tanning lotion when we tan indoors can help us maintain a beautiful tan all the time. This type of tanning lotion is not to be confused with a bronzer or a sun block. A bronzer works by providing immediate color to the skin, while a sun block protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. This type of lotion on the other hand, works with indoor tanning beds in accelerating the production of melanin in your skin, in order to darken it according to the amount of tan that you want. It contains some melanin to further enhance your tan. This product is also safe to use with the acrylics that tanning beds are made of.

Meanwhile, mineral oils found in sun block could damage these beds and so it is strongly advised not to use sun block for indoor tanning. Although indoor lotions are safe to use, you might experience some tingling effects, which differs from one product to the other. Up to now it has not been possible to guarentee the tingle that one experiences when using this type of lotion because it varies according to each different skin type. However, you should not worry when you begin to experience a mild tingling on your skin. This happens because the product is already beginning to work on darkening your skin. It increases blood flow in order to speed up the tanning process which is why you feel this sensation when using this type of product.

As an added precaution, you might think about consulting a dermatologist if the tingling sensation is causing you discomfort. In selecting the best tanning products, make sure that the lotions also have moisturizers in them. You ideally need to keep your skin moisturized all the time because tanning, whether it is done indoors or outdoors will dry out your skin. In addition, your tan will look so much better with a hint of moisture on your skin.

After tanning, it is best to avoid the sun for some time because your skin still has some residue left from the tanning lotion which would further accelerate the effects of UV rays on your skin and cause you to burn. After a few days, you may be ready to bask in the sun as you normally would, but you should remember to use extra sun block for your protection.
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