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Why should I use an indoor tanning lotion?
Indoor tanning lotions will help you tan faster, tan darker, and help your tan last longer.

What can I do to help my tan last longer?
Besides using an indoor tanning lotion, having a good skin care regimen is vital to a long lasting tan. Using a specially formulated indoor tanning moisturizer, also known as a tan extender, will help keep your skin moist. Exfoliation is also very important for preparing your skin for a tanning session. Tanning lotions work best when used on clean skin – free of perfumes and ordinary lotions. Applying moisturing lotion is best when used after your tanning session, and maximizes results.

Does dry skin actually reflect UV light?
Yes! This is one of the main reasons why using a lotion is so important. When you tan, the UV light actually removes vitamins and mineral from your skin, leaving it very dry. This dry skin will not absorb all UV light, resulting in reduced results.

What is a tingle lotion?
Tingle lotions have gained popularity in the last few years. A tingle lotion helps increase blood circulation, thus improving the oxygenation of your skin cells. The increased level of oxygen helps accelerate your tan. We do not recommend using tingle lotion on your face – some studies suggest it causes your skin to age faster than you’d prefer!

What does a tingle lotion feel like?
Using a tingle lotion will make your skin temporarily red and make you feel a tingling sensation. This feeling is temporary and usually subsides within an hour or so.

What is a bronzer?
There are two different types of bronzers:

  • Cosmetic Bronzer This is a bronzer that acts much like a make-up, giving you immediate color once applied, allowing your natural tan to develop over the next few hours. The bronzer will ultimately wash off.  This kind of bronzer can not reach it’s full potential if you shower immediately after your tanning session.
  • DHA Bronzer DHA is a colorless chemical that is found in self tanners. DHA is also found in many indoor tanning lotions. DHA, when applied to your skin will start to turn your skin brown in about 2-3 hours.
Both types of bronzers are very effective in helping you achieve your best looking tan.
 
I have very fair skin, should I use a bronzer?
Someone who is just starting out building their base tan probably should not use a bronzer. You may get some uneven areas due to improper application. The best lotion to use would be a colorfree intensifier or accelerator. This lotion has ingredients in it that will help hydrate and tan your .When your skin is healthy and moisturized it can accept up to 40% more UV light. Accelerators work for the beginning tanning sessions and sometimes you will reach a plateau – this is when you are ready for a bronzer or tingle lotion.
 
Will a bronzer stain my clothes?
There is a chance that cosmetic bronzer will come off on your clothes.  Remember, this is a cosmetic bronzer, so running you clothes through the laundry should remove any bronzer.
 
Can you order a specific lotion for me?
Yes. If there is a lotion that you don’t see on our shelves, we can special order it for you at no additional charge. We will order it when we place a lotion order for the salon – it may take up to two weeks, but usually less!
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