The sunless tanning industry has been skyrocketing over the past couple of decades, and for a good reason. Self-tanning lotions provide you with an opportunity to achieve the coveted sun-kissed tan without all the risks of damaging your skin due to dangerous sun exposure. It is cheap, quick and, more importantly – it does get the job done.
But the tricky part is deciding which type of sunless tanning to go with.
The choices are many, as you can opt for:
- mousse formulas
- tanning lotions
- gradual tanners
- spray tanning…
These are all great alternatives for those looking to treat themselves with a brand new DIY tan.
However, we at Artesian Tan are strong believers in tanning lotions and spray-on tans. These two options are also two most popular and widely spread sunless tanning methods due to their efficiency, affordability and user-friendliness.
Benefits of using tanning lotion
Although spray tanning is extremely efficient, it is not exactly the preferred method if you seek do-it-yourself tanning sessions that you can perform at home. Proper applying of spray tan solutions can turn out to be rather difficult, especially for inexperienced first-time users, which is why the great majority of people who wear spray-on tans choose to leave all the heavy lifting (using automatic spray tanning booths or manual spray tan machines) to professional technicians, either in spray tanning salons or those technicians who make house calls.
This is why user-friendliness is one of the biggest benefits of using tanning lotion. With that in mind, here are 4 main reasons to opt for tanning lotions
1. Easy to use and minimized risk of mistakes
Tanning lotions are extremely easy to use, which is why they are the preferred option for those looking for DIY self-tanners. Basically, you apply this type of tanner just like you apply regular lotions and moisturizers.
Tanning lotions resemble moisturizers in both formula and texture and are packed with ingredients that provide instantaneous hydration, while their fast-acting formula and the variety of tones and shades make tanning lotions the preferred DIY sunless tanning option to people all over the globe.
In fact, the only crucial difference between other types of body lotions/moisturizers and tanning lotions is that the latter includes DHA in their ingredients list. DHA is the chemical responsible for developing sunless (or fake) tans. DHA interacts with top-layer skin cells, which results in your skin becoming darker in tone.
2. They are safer as they keep sun damage at bay
Getting a natural tan by spending many hours directly exposed to the sun can increase the chances of getting skin cancer and can cause other types of skin diseases and irreversible damage. This is why safety is one of the major benefits of using tanning lotion over regular sun tanning.
Also, prolonged exposure to the sun can cause early signs of skin aging, so opting for tanning lotions can prevent your skin from developing wrinkles.
3. More even color
Proper applying of tanning lotions, especially those of high quality, will make sure your new tan is as even as possible and the notorious orange-y look is kept at bay. New formulas and advancements in the fake tanning industry ensure as realistic tanning results as possible, while they are more often than not even better and more even than the natural sun tanning.
4. The skin rejuvenation effect
If you choose to go with professional-quality tanning lotions, your skin will be more than thankful. Namely, premium tanning solutions often contain bonus ingredients that are able to, not only make your skin look perfectly tanned but also hydrate and nourish your skin so it looks rejuvenated and healthier.
These ingredients include:
- essential oils
- fruit extracts
These are just some of the benefits of using tanning lotion. If you think we failed to mention some of the advantages of tanning lotions, feel free to mention them in the comments section below. Don’t forget to visit Artesian Tan for best sunless tanning equipment and solutions deals!