Always use a lotion. Sunbed lotion is an essential part of the tanning experience.
While its protection will not diminish all the risks associated with sunbeds it is safer to wear lotion than nothing at all.
Sunbed lotion can minimise the length of sessions needed as they usually contain Tyrosine, which encourages the skin to produce melanin more quickly, or small amounts of the self tanning ingredient DHA, which ‘bronzes’ the skin.
The moisturising effect of the lotion prevents dry skin and promotes the longevity of your tan. Most lotions also contain ingredients such as Vitamin E to counteract the ageing effects of the UV rays.
It is also important that the lotion is one specifically designed for sunbed use and not an outdoor suncream.
If you want to tan smart then you should always use a cream. Our range of tanning lotions in store and online include accelerators, bronzers and tingles all of which help to increase the life of your tan and provide more intense results which results in a darker tan! Skin naturally reflects UV rays so using a cream helps to break down the barrier for the light to penetrate for a deeper tan.
We also recommend maximising your sessions with a Tanning Trio
- Boost your tan from within with a tan shot drink
- Use an accelerator such as carrot sun on hard to tan areas for an extra boost
- Apply cream all over the body for tanning acceleration and hydration