Sunbed Lotion FAQs

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Brush up your knowledge on indoor tanning lotions with our FAQs!

Which lotion would be best for me? 

If you like your tan to be intensely bronzed and ultra-dark the best option for you would the the Dark Zone Bronzer by Magical Sun. The unique mix of melanin producing products combined with henna extracts will dramatically deepen your tan in just one session. 

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Will indoor tanning products give a glow without going on a sunbed? 

The simple answer is no. You need to be exposed to UV light for these products to work. 

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How do these lotions work, is there any scientific backing behind them? 

Yes! Bronzers and accelerators work slightly differently but they are designed to speed up or deepen the natural tanning process. 

Accelerators: speed up the production of melanin in your skin. They work in the deeper skin layers. 

Bronzers: ‘burst’ existing melanin pigments within the top skin layers, which results in a darker tan.

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What’s better for me, bronzer or accelerator? 

Accelerators are great if you are new to tanning, if you have very limited sun exposure or if you are struggling to deepen your tan. Ingredients such as L-Tyrosine stimulate the production of melanin in deeper skin layers. 

Bronzers depending on their strength are suitable for any skin type. You can match even very fair complexion with a beautiful bronzing lotion which will give them a gentle glow. Or you can use a deepening bronzer which will deepen your tan fast. 

Also you can get products which have a mix of both such as the Speed Bronzer by Magical Sun. 

Can I use bronzers and accelerators on my face? 

The skin on your face is very delicate and often it needs extra care. A lot of indoor tanning products can be too harsh. The best option would be to use products which are specifically designed with the delicate areas in mind such as Delicate Face lotion by Magical Sun. 

Any tanning tips? 

Exfoliate before your tanning session and after your sunbed session moisturise, moisturise and moisturise. 

Do I need to be careful with the application of indoor tanning cosmetics? Can I go streaky? 

Not with our range of Magical Sun and Extreme Tan products. Our cosmetics contain bronzers but these are not to be confused with fake tan.

Lastly, always remember to consult your local salon on what’s best for you. The best approach is to go slow as sunburn is not a good look!

So how do I know which one is better for me, bronzer or accelerator? 

Accelerators are great if you are new to tanning, if you have very limited sun exposure or if you are struggling to deepen your tan. Ingredients such as L-Tyrosine stimulate the production of melanin in deeper skin layers. 

Can I get a tan without using a sunbed lotion? 

Yes. But did you know that it takes 5-6 minutes for UV rays to penetrate dry skin; and only 30 seconds when you are moisturised? Get the most out of your sunbed session and always use a lotion. 

Accelerators are great if you are new to tanning, if you have very limited sun exposure or if you are struggling to deepen your tan. Ingredients such as L-Tyrosine stimulate the production of melanin in deeper skin layers. 

Bronzers depending on their strength are suitable for any skin type. You can match even very fair complexion with a beautiful bronzing lotion which will give them a gentle glow. Or you can use a deepening bronzer which will deepen your tan fast. 

Also you can get products which have a mix of both such as the Speed Bronzer by Magical Sun. 

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4 thoughts on “Sunbed Lotion FAQs

  • 10th July 2023 at 7:40 pm
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    What does all the buttons mean on a sunbed?

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    • 28th November 2023 at 8:42 pm
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      Thank you for your comment. Please get in touch with Julita on 07982620396. She will be able to help! All the best, Best Sunbeds Team

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  • 10th July 2023 at 7:40 pm
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    Can you use an accelerator cream and then on the next sunbed you take use the bronzer? Or should you stick to one cream??

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    • 28th November 2023 at 8:41 pm
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      Hi Siobhan, Thank you for your comment. Your tanning lotion needs to be adequate to your skin type. When you progress with your tan, you should switch your lotions accordingly, if you have any more concerns/questions please get in touch with Julita on 07982620396. She will be able to help! All the best, Best Sunbeds Team

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