For many individuals who would like their skin to look younger and healthier with a glowing bronzed tone, committing to spend a few hours laying out in the sun, or going to a tanning bed and adopting a regular regimen, would be too much commitment and quite difficult to squeeze into the schedule.
In response to this, manufacturers have introduced many different kinds of self-tanning products such as lotions, creams, sprays, etc. to provide a quicker, easier, more convenient way to achieve that tan.
Indoor tanning lotions, in particular, are quite popular among users because they are very easy to use and apply on the skin, not to mention most of these products provide much-needed moisture and hydration for the body.
Well-hydrated skin prolongs one’s tan and makes the color more natural-looking. Also, indoor tanning lotions are commonly used in conjunction with tanning bed sessions in order to minimize the risk of damaging the skin from the concentrated UV rays.
Skin types and sensitivities are different for every individual, so it is important to recognize the different type of indoor tanning lotions available on the market, and which type would be most suitable for you and your tanning needs.
These are quite possibly the most popular kind of tanning lotions among consumers these days. These lotions have ingredients that dye the skin and leave a bronzed tint. Some bronzer lotions have an immediate effect, while others are delayed. When using bronzer lotions, the product must be applied evenly throughout the body to avoid streaks.
The simplest, most basic types of indoor tanning lotions, accelerators are commonly utilized as a foundation or beginning tanner for people who are just starting with the process, or with especially pale or sensitive skin types. Accelerators work by making your skin more absorbent of sunlight or UV light, accepting up to 40% more UV light than usual.
Although considered as beginning tanners, tingles have strong effects. Tingles work by stimulating the skin, with blood being brought to the skin surface. When you use tingle lotions, it is common to see a reddening effect on the skin, and to feel some burning or itching for several hours. But tingles are also the most effective of the indoor tanning lotions.
Aside from these general types of indoor tanning lotions, you should also consider the type of tanning product you will use on your face. Facial skin is very different from the rest of your body, and not all indoor tanning lotions are specifically appropriate to be used for your face. Check the labels to see what the specifications are; to be on the safe side, you may need to buy a separate facial tanner.
Also, remember that indoor tanning lotions are never to be considered as substitutes for sunscreen or skin moisturizers. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, protect your skin with sunscreen products with the right SPF. While indoor tanning products can contain moisturizers to hydrate the skin, it is still advisable to maintain a specific moisturization or skin hydration regimen.
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