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How to Choose The Best Tanning Lotion For Your Skin Type

There are three ways to get the tan you’ve always wanted:

– Conventional Tanning

– Sunless Tanning

– Indoor Tanning

Of course, whatever method you choose, it’s best to use a tanning lotion to assist you. Aftertanned woman on beach all, tanning lotions are designed to protect your body when you’re out in the sun. However, if you don’t want to lie down in the sun for hours, you can use tanning lotions that are designed for other uses like indoor and sunless.

Two Questions That Need Answers To Choose Your Best Tanning Lotion

How are you supposed to determine what tanning lotion is right for you? There are two questions you need to have answered before you can go shopping.

1 – What kind of tanning are you most likely to do?

2 – What kind of skin do you have?

A Look At Conventional Tanning

When you’re looking for ways to get a suntan, the first thing you might think of is the sun. And, why not? It’s obviously the cheapest way you can get tan. After all, the sun’s ultraviolet rays help millions of folks to obtain that darker color of skin they’re looking for. Of course, that means you need to spend hours in the sun soaking up the rays; hours that you really may or may not have.

And, you certainly don’t want to fall asleep in the sun. After all, this type of tanning has some serious and deadly risks to it including rapid aging of the skin and cancer. So, it may tanning on the beachnot be a method you really want to go with… if this is your biggest concern.

To make it work, you’ll need to purchase tanning lotion designed for outdoor use and slather it on. While you’re lying out, be sure you turn over to get both sides. If you want to go nude, do it. If you don’t, that’s fine too but you will have tan lines.

A Look At Indoor Tanning

Indoor tanning involves using a tanning bed in a salon. Tanning beds are equipped with UV bulbs that built up your skin’s melanin.  And, just like conventional tanning, the risks are the same for indoor tanning.  Thus, you’ll need to be mindful of the amount of time you spend in the bed. A tanning lotion can keep you from burning and build up the even full body tan you’re looking for.

A Look At Sunless Tanning

Sunless tanning will involve using a lotion, gel or mist to get an artificial tan on your skin.  The chief complaint for this method is the skin coloring. Often times, the skin looks orange not tan, which is why both indoor tanning and sun tanning is so popular. However, if you exfoliate and moisturize before you place on the sunless tanning lotion, you can certainly get a more natural look.

How To Choose The Best Possible Tanning Lotion: It Means Knowing What You Skin Type is

What kind of skin type are you? If you want to choose the best possible tanning lotion, you need to know what type of skin you have. Not knowing this can be detrimental to your health. With that in mind, it’s important to figure out what type of skin you have. You are one of three types:

– Dark

– Fair

– Olive/medium

When You Have Dark Skin

Most folks who have dark skin don’t generally have to worry with skin conditions or burning. But, that does not mean they’re protected from them.  Tanning lotion will keep your skin hydrated and even, reducing the possibility of dry flaky skin. Be sure to exfoliate your skindark tan to keep it looking healthy and before you use a tanning lotion.

When You Have Fair Skin

People who have fair skin are most likely to suffer from sunburns and skin damage, especially if they try tanning the conventional way or through indoor tanning methods. Steer clear of these methods.  If you have this kind of skin, it would be in your best interest (and your skin’s health) to employ sunless tanners with an SPF included to get your tan.  Be sure your tanning lotion has a bronzer built in so that you’ll get the tan without the orange look.

When You Have Olive/Medium Skin

People who have this type of skin tone are lucky, as they tend to tan rather than burn! Still, you need to take precautions. After all, you can still burn; it’s just less likely to happen. Use tanning lotion designed for your skin tone and watch out how long you stay out in the sun or in the tanning bed. If you want to use lotions that have some heat behind them, use it sparingly until you’ve gotten used to the feeling.

There you have it! Now, you understand how to choose the best tanning lotion possible. You must know what method of tanning you plan on doing and you need to know what skin type you are. By knowing these two answers, you can purchase the best possible tanning lotion for you.

How to Get a Streak-Free Tan from Sunless Tanning Lotions

Every year people spend the warm spring and summer months out in the sun. And, for many of them, the time spent out in the sun means getting a tan. And, it’s certainly an option, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays can help you get the tan you want. Of course, there is some downsides to using the sun to this benefit.

– First, you can get a sunburn…especially if you are fair-skinned.

– Second, the sun can cause premature aging of your skin, which means more wrinkles.

– Third, you could be diagnosed with skin cancer.

How To Apply Self-Tanning Lotion To Produce An Even All-Over Tan Look

Most folks understand how bad the sun’s ultraviolet rays are for their skin. And, it’s why many people are opting for sunless tanning lotions and sprays.  Of course, to get a proper streak free tantan using the self-tanning lotion, you need to do it correctly. After all, you don’t want any orange streaks on your body that shows that you are using a lotion and not getting an “actual tan”. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips to ensure you get the tan without any unnecessary streaks.

1 – Exfoliate Several Days Before Applying Your Tanning Lotion

This is the most important step you can take for your skin. You must scrub away the layer of dead skin cells so the tanning lotion doesn’t have to get through it. Thus, when you’re taking a shower, scrub your body all over. Be sure to spend time on regions that are typically dry and scaly like your elbows and knees.

2 – Use Moisturizer Each Day Before You Want To Tan

Use moisturizer for several days, if not a week before you decide to tan. Apply it copiously after you take a shower or bath. If you’re looking for an even coat on your skin, you need to begin each time in the same area. Bear in mind that some areas of your body are drier than other such as your elbows and knees.   Self-tanning lotions will soak up the concoction, which will cause blemished coloring. Ensure your skin is full of moisture to keep this from happening.

3 – Apply Self-Tanning Lotions Away From Steamy Bathrooms

Steamy bathrooms will cause you to sweat, which can melt the self-tanner lotion, which will result in streaks. It’s also a good idea to get cool after the shower before you apply the self-tanning lotion. Hot skin will also cause streaks.

4 – Don’t Rush Through Your Application

It’s imperative that you take your time when applying the self-tanning lotion. If you can, get someone to help you apply it. Begin with one section of your body. You want to pay close attention to the areas you’re working on and you can only do this if you’re working slowly. You’ll get far better results that way!

5 – Thin Down Your Self-Tanning Lotion for Problem Areas

The first areas on your body that will show an inaccurately applied lotion are:

– Ankles

– Elbows

– Knees

To get a more natural look, have a half moisturizer/half self-tanning lotion concoction.

6 – Repeatedly Wash Your Hands During Application Process

You really have two options on this part if you want to get a streak-free tan.

– Use latex gloves when applying

– Wash your hands repeatedly

Be sure to apply the concoction to the back of your hands using a damp triangle. This ensures that the lotion won’t stay on your palms.

7 – Wait To Get Dressed

After you’ve applied the lotion to your body, be sure you wait to get dressed. If you fail to wait, it could stain your sheets and clothes.

Use the above seven tips to ensure your skin gets the tan you want without any streaks that can occur with self-tanning lotion. Above all else, it’s imperative you have patience during the application so you have a streak-free tan to enjoy during beach season. It’s time to have a good time!

How to Get a Great Looking Tan Without Baking on the Beach

Summer… it’s all about fun in the sun and playing in the water. Of course, for some folks, Woman tanningit’s also about getting a tan. Of course, getting a tan means hours on lying in the sun soaked with tanning lotion to make it happen. Many people, women especially in America, want to have a tan skin. But why is that?

Why Some Folks Want To Have Tan Skin

There are a number of reasons why a person wants to have a tan skin.

– First, it can hide skin blemishes, such as freckles or scars, by making it even. – Second, tanned skin tends to make a person look skinner than fair skin. – Third, people with tans have reported that their skin complexion has improved because the oils in the skin have been dried out by the sun’s UV (ultraviolet) rays. Folks who have eczema or psoriasis tend to see improvements in their conditions after they tan. – Fourth, people typically want a tan skin to produce a physical attraction for a mate. Many people associate tan skin with healthiness and active lifestyle.

5 Reasons Why Outdoor Tanning Is Such A Bad Thing For The Skin

While baking yourself outdoors does work to give you a great looking tan, it does come with serious, sometimes deadly, consequences. What kinds of consequences are associated with tanning by the sun?

1 – Skin cancer (melanoma) 2 – Depressed immune system 3 – Accelerated aging 4 – Tan lines 5 – Sunburns

Okay, so now you know why people spend hours outside in the sun and why they really need to find other ways to get that golden tan they’re looking for. With that in mind, what methods are at your disposal to get that great looking tan you’re looking for without the help of UV rays from the sun?

How You Can Get A Great Looking Tan Without The Sun’s Help

tanning booth1 – Tanning Bed

One of the primary ways people get a tan without the sun’s help is the tanning bed. A tanning bed is a device that uses UV light to generate a cosmetic tan. Many people, most especially women, tend to enjoy tanning and will go to a tanning salon. However, there are home tanning beds that allow persons to tan in their comfort of their own home.

2 – Sun lamps

These devices are similar to a tanning bed in how they work. However, these place the focus on your body, not the eyes. And, they can also stimulate Vitamin D, which can produce tanning of the skin.

While sunlamps and tanning beds do give you a tan without baking in the sun, they’re still not safe and UV-free. If you want a trauma-free tan for your skin, then you have several options at your fingertips.

3 – Sunless Self-Tanners

Sunless self-tanners are thought of as “tans in a bottle” and have the ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which, over time, will stain the skin’s outside layer’s dead cells. It lasts up to a week. But, if you exfoliate your skin, it will wash off faster. Bear in mind that you might need to try several different kinds to find one that fits your skin tone.

You have the choice of towelettes, lotions or sprays for your sunless self-tanners. Keep in mind that some self-tanners will have moisturizers that will give you color over time without any staining or blotching. You also don’t get the horrible smell that some come with.  Best of all, these sunless self-tanners won’t cost you an arm and a leg. You can find them around $10 or so.

4 – Airbrush Tanning

You should also consider airbrush tanning, which gives you a more even and natural tan than other methods. An airbrush tan consists of a salon technician using a DHA solution in a spray compressor and spraying it on your body. Your lips, eyes and nose will be protected by a cover while the process is going on. It takes between five and sixty seconds to complete. Within several hours, you’ll notice your darker skin.

Important Notes About Sunless Self-Tanners and Airbrush Tanning

If you want the best possible results, make sure you exfoliate your skin before you put the tanner on. Exfoliating before application will remove the dead skin cells and even the skin tone.  And, when you decide to enjoy that fun in the sun, you’ll still need to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the harmful sun rays. After all, these methods don’t produce melanin production and you could possibly get burned without some type of protection.

As you see, there is no reason to bake yourself red or tan on the beach. Instead, with these above four methods, you can get the tan you always wanted to have during the long summer days. Enjoy!

How to Use Indoor Tanning Lotions in Tanning Beds

When you’re thinking about tanning using a tanning bed, it can be difficult to discern which tanning lotion is best for you to use.  After all, most tanning lotions you are probably used to involve the sun’s UV rays, which are mostly likely not designed for indoor tanning bed use.  You also don’t want to go with what your tanning salon is recommending, as Girl gets a tanyou’re likely to have never heard of the company prior to that visit.

What does that mean for you? Thus, you’ll need to do some research into the different ones BEFORE you try just any one. So, how should you use indoor tanning lotions to get the best results out of tanning bed? Well, it really should begin with how to use a tanning bed properly. After all, if this is your first “rodeo”, you certainly don’t want to mess with the “bull” without some training.

5 Helpful Tips To Help You Learn How To Use A Tanning Bed Correctly

1 – Speak With The Staff

When you choose what tanning salon to go to in your town, it’s best to speak with the staff before you lay in the bed. Determine what bed to use and how long you need to tan for. If you’ve never tanned indoors or have pale skin, they’ll recommend you lie in the bed for no more than seven minutes. If you go for anything more than that, you’re likely to be burnt, not tan.

2 – Use Lotion

Yes, you need a tanning lotion to properly use the tanning bed. Tanning beds will help you to develop and keep up your tan. Don’t forget to buy lotions that can go on your face as well as your body. If you don’t want a tanning lotion, still use sunblock to keep yourself from burning. And, if you’re going to be naked, you’ll need the block everywhere. (More on this down below)

3 – Remove Clothing, Use Goggles

Remove your clothes and pull your hair up (if you’ve got long hair). You’ll also need to wear some eye protection (salons tend to provide this for you). When the machine goes on, then get into the bed. Turn the fans on and lie flat on your back. Lie still while you tan, keeping your eyes closed.

4 – Tanning Your Body

To tan your body evenly, lift your arms so the rays can get to your armpits. You’ll also need to raise your back off the bed so that the lower back won’t stay pale, which can happen when your butt and back is pressed against the bed. Be sure your chin is raised to get the neck tan.

5 – Moisturizing

Once you’re done, excessively moisturize and don’t take a shower right away. You want your tan to develop. If you’re really itchy, take yourself an oatmeal bath and sit in it for about 20 minutes.

How To Use An Indoor Tanning Lotion With A Tanning Bed

Okay, now you know how to use the tanning bed properly to ensure you get the tan you girl with white towel sitting in a tanning bedwant. But, now you need to know how to use an indoor tanning lotion while you’re in the tanning bed.  This begins with knowing what indoor tanning lotions are designed to do, how they work best and what ingredients they have to ensure you tan… instead of burn.

1 – Indoor tanning lotions may or may not contain SPF. The thinking is that the other ingredients in tanning lotions protect your body from the UV rays so you don’t need as much protection. 2 – These kinds of lotions are formulated to boost the UV rays effects. 3 – Indoor tanning lotions work better in short but intense durations. 4 – These lotions won’t cause damage to the acrylic material tanning beds are made of unlike regular suntan lotion.

When you’re going to use an indoor tanning lotion for the tanning bed, you need to keep in mind your type of skin, which will fall into one of the following categories:

– Light – Fair – Medium – Dark – Olive – Deep

You’ll also need to know what kind of lotion you want. Do you want lotion sprays, bronzing lotions, moisturizing lotions, etc.? Remember, whatever lotion you get, it needs to work with your skin type.

You’ll also want to apply it evenly around your body. So, make sure you exfoliate your skin before you placing the lotion on your body. Be sure to use a back applicator so that your back also gets the tanning lotion. Use a towel to remove an excess tanning lotion that’s on your hands.

When you use indoor tanning bed lotion, it’s best to apply it anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes before you decide to tan if you want the full effect. Also, don’t use tingle lotions before you tan since the high temperatures will activate the lotion, causing you some pain.

There you have it! If you’re tired of sunbathing or just don’t have time to sit for hours in the sun, a tanning bed can become your best friend. Of course, it’s imperative you do some research into the right indoor tanning lotion for the tanning bed so you get the results you want without causing undue harm to your skin.

How Does a Tingle Tanning Lotion Work?

There are all kinds of tanning lotions on the market. Perhaps you have used a few for yourself while out at the beach, inside at the tanning salon or just rubbed on to get the “tan” look. One very popular tanning lotion is the tingle tanning lotion.  What’s so great about tingle tanning lotion you ask?

What Are Tingle Tanning Lotions: How Does It Work?

The reason these lotions are called tingle tanning is that they give a tingling sensation on your skin after you apply the lotion; hence the name. It’s certainly more intense than other tanning lotions on the market. What the lotion does is bring blood to the skin surface and, essentially, oxygen to affect the skin’s melanin.  The more melanin that’s affected, the darker your skin is going to become.  Basically the purpose to tingle tanning lotions is to boost the effects of UV rays you expose yourself to when lying in tanning bed. ultimate-inferno-tingle-lotion

Yes, your skin is going to be red for approximately one hour after you tan. The redness is similar to a sunburn. However, the redness will fade and you’ll be fine.

What does it all mean? Basically, the lotion’s ingredients, Methyl Nicotinate or Benzyl, are designed to bring more oxygen into the skin by increasing the circulation of blood in your body as well as the increase the amount of oxygen on the surface of the skin. So, tingle tanning lotions are designed for persons who want deep tans or have difficulty getting a tan.

Pain vs. No Pain: In The End You Get Your Tan

Some folks give up on using tingle tanning lotions because of the sensation it gives. Some users have complained that the lotion is painful or uncomfortable. Other users have not made any complaints against this kind of lotion. It’s all depending on rough your skin is and how high your pain level tolerance is. Everybody is different, which means what you get from the experience could be different for your friends.

However, if you do endure whatever pain, if any, you will get the end result that the tingle tanning lotions are designed to do…give you a tan skin!

When You Need To Be Careful Using The Tingle Tanning Lotions

Tingle tanning lotions are easy to apply. However, there are a couple of things you need to understand about it.

Tanned woman– First, any person who has very sensitive skin may or may not be able to it.

– Second, if you’re going to be around children, it would be best not to use these kinds of products, as it can be potent to their skin.

The reason is that the ingredients of the tingle tanning lotions are similar to what you find in Bengay or any similar product. For that reason, you should never place it on your face or on the sensitive regions of your body.

When Should You Begin Using The Tingle Tanning Lotions?

If you’re interested in using the tingle tanning lotions, you might be wondering when the best time is to begin using them. Many specialists have claimed the best time is when your skin reaches a tanning plateau. So, if you notice your skin isn’t reacting to the tanning items you are using, it may be time to begin using the tingle tanning lotions. Of course, it’s always best to consult a dermatologist before you use it, if you’re not sure.

ONE FINAL NOTE:

When you go shopping for tingle tanning lotions, read the labels. Some products will say high tingle; others will some low-tingle. If you’re new to the market, it’s best to use low-tingle products. As you get accustomed to the lotions, you can begin using high-tingle lotions. Whatever you decide to go with, always be careful when you apply it to your body… for all the reasons mentioned above!