WHY ARE TANNING PRODUCTS SO IMPORTANT?
Tanning bed lotions are used to speed up the body’s production of melanin, the pigment in skin. All tanning lotions, after tan moisturizers, and sunless prep products are loaded with the vitamins, nutrients, tattoo protecting, anti-aging and detoxifying ingredients that our skin loses or requires when we’re exposed to the drying sunless solution, UV light or infrared light, and sweat in the bed.
TANNING LOTIONS 101
Tanning bed lotions contain an ingredient called Tyrosine, which is the number one ingredient that tans the skin. That’s why not just any lotion will work for a tanning bed and you need lotions specifically formulated for the bed tanning to achieve dark color.
When you go into a tanning bed without lotion, it takes about 7-10 minutes for their skin to start tanning. By using a tanning bed lotion your skin starts to tan within the first 30-60 seconds so essentially tanning lotion is 60% of your tan!
Whether you go into the tanning bed or lay out in the sun, the UV rays are going to need to pull moisture out of something. When you fail to wear tanning lotion, the UV rays will pull moisture from your skin leaving it dry and dehydrated. So when you wear tanning lotion the UV rays will pull the moisture out of the lotion instead of your skin, leaving you skin moisturized still.
All indoor tanning lotions CAN be used for outdoor tanning, however you can NOT tan indoors with outdoor tanning lotions or oils because it strips the acrylic on the tanning beds.