How To Choose The Best Tanning Lotion

Tanning bed lotions are important if you wish to maximize your tanning sessions, whether you are a life long tanner or just getting a base tan before summer or vacation. Tanning Lotions come in a variety of choices for each skin type. Whether you want a straight accelerator, a bronzer, a tingle lotion or any combination of these, we will help you find the right product to build and maintain a perfect bronze glow.

Tanning Bed Lotions

The Best Tanning Lotions help accelerate the tanning process by increasing the production of melanin, the body’s natural tanning process as well as adding moisture and other essential ingredients to keep your skin healthy and vibrant. Moisturized and healthy skin tans faster so you will achieve color faster and your tan will last longer.

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You should use the best lotion for your skin type as well as your preferences when tanning in a tanning bed. You should also pick a lotion that is at the level of tan you are trying to achieve. Beginners should look for a beginning tanning lotion which provides the right levels of acceleration and moisturization to build your base tan. After that you want to step up to an intermediate and then advanced tanning lotion as you progress. This is the fastest and best way to achieve your tan quickly.


The best tanning lotions contain a rich combination natural ingredients such as botanicals, exotic oils, skin healers such as aloe and other ingredients to stimulate your tan and nourish your skin. There are many lotion ingredients to look for all of which have different properties.


L-Tyrosine is an amino acid or protein has long been known to tanners to stimulate the production of melanin in your skin. It also has other healthful benefits. You can take it in vitamin form and you can also apply it to your skin directly as it is an ingredient in many tanning lotions, especially the really good ones. Sometimes it’s listed in the ingredients directly but it can also be part of another ingredient listed such as “Unipertan” which is a premix of L-Tyrosine and other tanning accelerators.


The moisturizers in tanning lotions help reduce the drying effect the UVB rays in the bed or the sun can have on your skin. Look for rich, natural moisturizers, especially Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and oils such as Hemp Seed Oil. These are in both found in many suntan lotions and after tan formulas.


Antioxidants fight free radicals and help to prevent the fine lines and wrinkles that result from aging, environmental stress and even UV exposure during tanning. Vitamin E and Pomegranate are wonderful antioxidants found in good lotions.

Sunless Tanning

If you want to bypass the tanning bed or laying outside or just enhance your tan further you can apply a sunless¬†at home, or you could go to a spa or salon for a spray tanning or airbrush session. At home you have a choice of a sunless lotion or self tanning spray such as Body Drench, LA Tan or Sun Sauce. At the salon you can step into a spray tan booth or have someone airbrush a tan on you as you stand there in swimwear. Pick a good brand of sunless and you will attain a natural looking tan that will last for a week or more. This is particularly handy for events such as Proms or Weddings but do it a few days to a week early just to make sure you have the color prefer and time for it to wash off if you don’t like it.