In this blog, you will be able to find out why we believe tanning cosmetics play a huge role when indoor tanning, and why it is crucial to know your skin type.
The fact is, everyone is tanning at different rates due to different skin types. Therefore, everyone should use tanning cosmetics, that are designated to their needs. Tanning Cosmetics are essential elements to achieve the deeper, darker and long lasting tan. Many people are not aware, but dry skin will reflect the light. This means your skin will start absorbing light after 6-7 minutes. Hence it only takes 30 seconds when using the right tanning lotion. Modern tanning lotions contain special ingredients. Those will encourage the movement of melanocytes. They are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and natural oils. This ingredients will maximise your tan potential. They will also replace the moisture lost during the tanning session. This will keep your skin in good and healthy condition.
So what ingredients should you look for in Tanning Cosmetics?
- Collagen – provides anti-aging and deeply moisturizing effect
- Vitamins A, C and E – strong anti-radical effect
- Safflower oil – softens and nourishes the skin
- Hemp Oil and Tahitian Oil – intense hydration and regeneration
- Hemp seed Oil and Coconut Oil – conditions and moisturizes
- Aloe Vera – strong and long lasting hydration
- Tyrosine – accelerator
- DHA – bronzer
- Copper peptides – accelerates the production of melanin
- Cocoa Butter – moisturizes and regenerates the skin
- Walnut extract – accelerates the development of the tan
- Green Tea Extract – strong antioxidant properties
Tanning Tip: Always exfoliate the day before your tanning session. You will help to get rid of your dead skin cells, allowing to tan your new ones. Therefore, you will achieve your desired tan much quicker.
We like to divide skin types to 6 different stages, again, these are not limited, but most popular ones.
1 – Pale white – Always burns, difficult to tan
2 – White – Usually burns, however tans minimally
3 – Light Brown – Sometime burns, tans uniformly
4 – Moderate Brown – Burns minimally, always tans
5 – Dark Brown – Rarely burns, profusely tans
6 – Darkest Brown – Never burns, always tans
It is very important to start your indoor tanning sessions with less minutes and gentle tanning cosmetics. After a while, you can start upgrading gradually. Never try to rush your tan. As a matter of fact, people on stage one, who decide to start their tanning journey, should start with tanning cosmetics that have light consistency and are based only on natural extracts. They will support the natural pigmentation, as well as help to break the tanning plateau. As you progress with your tan and reach stage two and three, you can slowly start using cosmetics that contain, however are not mainly based on DHA (bronzer). When you reach stage four you can start using most of the range. In stage five and six you can go ahead with all range, depending on your desired result.
Head over to our other blogs https://blog.bestsunbeds.co.uk/ to find out more about our Tanning Lotion range. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or would like a recommendation or advice.