Best tanning bed lotion

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Trying to find the best tanning bed lotion can be a challenge to say the least, as there are just so many to choose from.

Depending on whether or not you are a newcomer to tanning beds, there are some basic useful steps to follow when choosing a lotion suitable for you and more specifically, your skin type.

Also important to note, is that although there are many different types, each have their own brand with their ingredients, formulas, and purposes but not many are focussed on being healthy, or non-toxic.

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Best tanning bed lotion considerations

The following provides a basic list of things to consider as part of the choice process:

What are the active ingredients and will they have any adverse effects on you? 
Do they perhaps involve testing on animals, of which you disapprove? 
Do they contain animal proteins that are of no benefit to you, never mind the animals? 
Do they contain any toxic chemicals likely to cause allergic or adverse reactions?

Possible side effects:

Typically you need to look out for:

  • reactions to some of the chemicals 
  • rubbing off on your clothes or causing a staining effect
  • streaking results on your skin
  • allergenic skin reactions
  • bad smells
  • yellowing or orange skin tone results

Many people believe that even those said to be the best tanning bed lotions don't actually work and just make your skin turn orange.
Mostly, it all depends on how you apply the lotion and which one you use. 
In fact many tanning lotions actually offer guarantees, mostly for about 60 days, but I have even seen one offer a lifetime guarantee! 
If you're especially looking for a facial tanning lotion, make sure it will not clog your pores or make your skin yellow or orange.

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Speed of results:
There are gradual tanning lotions that build your tanned shade with each application, while others automatically tan your skin with just one application and show results within an hour. 
Many are also now available as tanning sprays, which many people find much easier to apply, although more inclined to irregular streaks.

How long results last:
This will always depend on the individual and how well your skin type takes a tan. 
Gradual tanning processes, as opposed to getting immediate results, usually help your skin to retain a longer lasting tan. 
Silicone technology is used sometimes to prevent dryness and allow your skin to feel sexy and young. This, as well as any other moisturizing qualities, can also help in maintaining a longer lasting tan.

Customer reviews:
The web is a wonderful resource for finding opinions on the best rated tanning bed lotions, but the staff at tanning salons can also be very good for recommendations. 
Useful contributions include those about the smell and the ease of application, or bad experiences like yellow, stained hands without immediate washing, or really bad smells on your skin that last well after the tanning session. 
Ultimately I think, if you're going to buy a really expensive tanning lotion it helps enormously to either get one with great reviews, or make sure there is a guarantee attached.

Best tanning bed lotion: Extra protection 

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It is also important to look for ingredients that provide extra protection for your skin because indoor tanning beds' UV rays are potentially dangerous and can damage your skin over the long term.

  • Tanning lotions are used to obtain a natural looking tan so it looks like you have been in the sun for ages. However, it is important that you remember that even the best tanning bed lotion you put on before you go out into the sun doesn't do anything to protect you from the harmful rays of the sun.
    So don't over-do it and make sure to use other protective measures.

  • Moisturize your skin while allowing it to acquire a natural looking tan.

  • Look out for skin health boosting ingredients such as natural seed oils, antioxidants in plant extracts such as aloe vera. These allow your skin extra protection from aging, harm or burning.

Best tanning bed lotions come in 3 main types:

  1. Standard or regular

    Very popular and usually the most cost effective.
    They usually contain a wide variety of active ingredients for extra protection as well as for skin moisture and to boost the anti-aging properties.
    Apply before you get into the tanning bed and afterwards take a shower in order to rinse the regular lotion off.

  2. Tingle

    Similar to the regular lotions but with extra active ingredients that will provide you with a tingly feeling during, as well as after, your tanning session is over.
    This after-tan tingle allows you to feel as well as see your tan working immediately.
    You may see a reddening of the skin and then experience a prickling sensation.
    Some people find this a bit intense or unpleasant, so be sure to test this lotion on a small area on your body before applying it all over.

  3. Bronzer

    Additional extra special ingredients are added in order to provide your skin with a deeper toned, darker color.
    They are becoming increasingly popular as they shorten the time required to get a deep tan.
    Apply immediately before any tanning session but make sure not to rinse it off after the time specified. This can be for 3-4 hours after the tanning session is complete, but sometimes up to 8 hours is required. Some people even sleep with it on and shower in the morning as the bronzer is still hard at work even if your actual tanning bed session is complete.

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