If you decide to hire a sunbed, the chances are you have used one previously and have seen the benefits from it which can range from helping with skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema to the most obvious benefit: building an even tan from the comfort of your own home.

When using a sunbed, you may find others recommending lotions or tanning products for advancing or maintaining your tan, however if you are unfamiliar with tanning accelerators, they can be overwhelming due to the vast amount of products available.

So, what are tanning lotions and why are they beneficial to use whilst on a sunbed?

What Are Tanning Lotions?

Tanning lotions are used to decrease the amount of time spent on a sunbed as they speed up or accelerate the tanning process by encouraging the production of melanin. A lot of tanning lotions also contain moisturising ingredients which enables skin to tan due to the skin barrier being better able to absorb UV rays.

There are many variations of tanning lotions available for purchase but which type is best for you?

Types of Tanning Lotions

Here at Sunbed Hire Northern Ireland, we offer a range of tanning lotions to help with speeding up the process of building a tan as well as keeping your skin moisturised.

As sun and UV exposure are some of the leading causes of skin ageing, moisturising your skin while using a sunbed is essential. As well as agents which accelerate tanning, our lotions contain ingredients which moisturise the skin.

The most common types of tanning lotions used on sunbeds are:

  • Tanning Accelerators: Tanning Accelerators help speed up your skin’s natural tanning process. These lotions are packed with ingredients that enable your skin to produce melanin. Tanning accelerators are also extremely moisturising and so are recommended for beginner sunbed users as well as those using a sunbed to build a base tan.
  • Bronzing Lotions: Bronzing lotions work by encouraging melanin production in your skin when it is being exposed to sunlight, therefore enriching your tan when using a sunbed.
  • Tingle Lotions: Tingle lotions get their name from the tingling sensation experienced when you apply them to your skin. The lotions increase the circulation of oxygen and blood to the upper layer of your skin which leads to increased melanin production and so speeds up the process of building a tan.

Some of the tanning lotions available for purchase with your sunbed hire include:

  • 24K Power Tan CBD Super Carrot-Oil is a super charged Carrot Oil accelerator infused with CBD to help lessen the visible signs of ageing and help combat free radicals.
    This oil contains an ingredient called Beta-Carotene which encourages the production of melanin in your skin, resulting in a long lasting tan whilst also keeping your skin moisturised.
  • Brown Envy is one of our bronzing accelerators which contains a mixture of hydrating vitamins and minerals, creating the ideal base to build a deep base tan. Enriched with Monoi de Tahiti, this lotion is a non-tingle cream which can be used for indoor and outdoor tanning.
  • Dark Ginger Hot Action Accelerator Tanning Cream is an accelerator we offer, however unlike Brown Envy, this is a tingle cream which stimulates the blood flow of your skin to speed up and enhance your tan.
  • Hot Tottie Hot Action Dark Tanning Lotion is recommended for experienced users of sunbeds. Enriched with vitamins A, C and E, this tingle lotion will enable you to build a deep, even tan without any bronzers or your skin drying out.
  • Karat Gel Tanning Lotion is an ideal choice for those wanting to build a deep tan whilst also keeping their skin feeling moisturised and firm.
    Infused with carrot oil, aloe and matrixyl synthe, the lotion is packed with ingredients that enable healing after sunbed use, anti-aging and providing your skin with all of the essential ingredients to keep it healthy.
  • Karat Tingle Tanning Lotion, like the gel alternative, is perfect for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy whilst working on your tan.
    The tingle lotion encourages a faster tanning process and the carrot oil infusion helps create a natural, radiant skin complexion with your tan.

Are You Interested In Purchasing a Tanning Lotion With Your Sunbed Hire?

If you would like to include any of our tanning lotions or protective goggles with your sunbed hire, please contact us and one of our team will be happy to discuss the best product for your tanning experience.