If you are someone who is pressed for time and who wants to get immediate results when it comes to getting yourself tanned then your best alternative is to use indoor tanning lotions. Just like other self tanners, tanning lotions offer a quick and safe way to have a natural glow. Another thing to love about it is the fact that you can enjoy staying at home while tanning.
So what does indoor tanning lotion have to offer for people who want to get a quick tan?
- Chemicals: Sunless self tanninglotions create chemical change on the skin with dihydroxyacetone or DHA. It basically combines with the skin’s natural amino acids which then produces the temporary color on the skin. Take note however that DIY tanning is different from using an airbrush tan which only gives a quick tanned look for a very short time span.
- Bronzers: On the other hand bronzers are cosmetics in a sense that their effects are not permanent and can either come in either lotion or in powder form. In fact, there are some that contains DHA and are capable of tanning the skin like how sunless tanning lotions do. Also take note that indoor tanning lotion specifically refers to products that can moisturizing the skin, developing the tan and preventing sunburn.
- Ingredients: These tanning products usually have grapeseed oil, coconut oil, and or sesame oil. They have the capability to keep the skin from aging fast and offer protection from the scorching heat of the sun. In case these lotions do not have SPF, you should read the manufacturer’s instructions. Also make sure that the tanning lotion purchased is for your needs. If it is for either needs or outdoor needs.
- Acceleration: Indoor tanning lotions also have the characteristics of being able to speed up the tanning timeframe of a person. The reason behind this is because the product promotes the production of melanin. Blood flow increases which can potentially simulate the production of melanin through melanocytes. However, take note that some indoor tanning lotions do not have any sunscreen and does not have any protection from the sun so it is a must to choose the right formula.
These are some of the reasons why and how indoor tanning lotions can effectively accelerate the tanning of the human complexion. Once you have achieved your desired tan, make sure to protect your skin continuously. You also have to keep your skin moisturized. There are many post-tanning products that you can use to enhance your tan. Most importantly, keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water.