Using Tanning

Using Tanning

Benefits of Using Tanning Lotion

People everywhere love to look tanned, and they’ll go to great lengths to get that look. Some will let the sun do the work while at the beach or pool, others may visit tanning salons for time in a sun bed, or even to get a spray-on tan applied. Some even buy tanning butter online and do the whole thing at home.
But regardless of how you’re ultimately going to look tanned, most experts and others agree that using tanning lotion is still the best idea for a number of important reasons. Tanning lotion will give you quick results and help you gain a stunning tanned look without needing the sun at all, but while still allowing you to go about your busy and active lifestyle as normal. Below are some of the biggest benefits you get when you use tanning lotion.

Benefit 1: Lotion Will Keep Your Skin Moisturised

When you use tanning lotion, your skin is getting moisturised at the same time as your tanning effect is being applied. This is the exact opposite of what happens if you tan using either a sun bed or the natural light of the sun itself.

Keeping one’s skin moisturised while getting a natural tan is one of the hardest things to do, and involves applying additional after-sun lotions after you’ve used sunscreen and been in the sun all that time. If the balance is off even by a little, the skin dries, cracks, and peels.

Benefit 2: They Add Key Vitamins and Nutrients

Besides gaining moisture for your skin, tanning lotions are often reinforced with many vitamins and minerals, as well as emollient, hydrators, and humectants, all of which can enrich your skin and help it look its best. Sometimes they also make use of essential oils, fruit extracts and antioxidants, depending on the brand and style.

The trouble with UV rays is that while they can help you achieve the tanned look you want, they are otherwise dangerous and destructive when it comes to your skin. Tanning lotions work the other way around, putting more back into your skin while still delivering a fantastic bronze colour.

Benefit 3: Lotions Can Enhance the “Bronzing” Effect

Modern tanning lotions can now do much more than just mimic a real tan. They now often contain active ingredients that help the bronze effect appear more intense while at the same time still looking as natural as possible. In other words, there are now tanning lotion products that can achieve effects that even the sun and tanning beds cannot reach.

Benefit 4: It Allows You to Avoid Contact with UV Rays

Probably the best thing of all when it comes to tanning lotion is that it means you don’t have to rely on UV at all. Some people use tanning lotions in conjunction with occasional sun tanning or tanning bed use. In those cases, the lotion reduces the need for the application of UV rays, instead allowing the lotion to do more of the work. If you prefer, however, the lotion can carry the entire burden. That means no danger of skin cancer or other problems associated with prolonged exposure to the sun.

Benefit 5: “Orange” is a Thing of the Past

Finally, there are still many who associate tanning lotions with horrendous orange colouring and obvious fakery. While tanning lotions from the 1970s and 1980s may have delivered unrealistic and obviously false tan results, modern lotions have come a very long way indeed. Colours have become much more natural and realistic, and with the best and most popular products, anyone would struggle to tell the difference between that and the real thing.