Maximum Skin Care, Maximum Bronzing

We always get asked “Do I really have to use a tanning lotion?”. The answer is YES! Many of us are not educated on how utterly important it is to use lotion while in the tanning bed. Not only will it make your tan radiant but it will improve your skin overall. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, using tanning lotion is a must when it comes to indoor tanning. Lotions contain hydrating particles that keep your skin tight, wrinkle free and prevent it from becoming dry itchy. Not to mention it gives you a gorgeous flawless tan.

When it comes to picking out your perfect lotion, there are several aspects you should consider. One is if you want bronzer(DHA) in your lotion. DHA will enhance your tan and give you that instant gratification the minute you step out of the bed. Many ingredients associated with DHA will help your melanin production speed up, resulting in a fast tan. Second, if you are a smell person, make sure to see how the lotion smells on your skin. Third, the consistency of the lotion. Some people prefer cream while others prefer lotion or gel. All are great, but it really is a personal choice.

Bottom line is, lotion will not only help you see results 60% faster, but it will help the over all health of your skin. So we will make sure you smell, feel, and LOVE the lotion you are using.

Tanning Lotion Guide


These are level one tanning products for people just beginning the indoor tanning process. Designed to help people achieve a base tan, these usually contain a large amount of moisturizers.


This is a sunless self tanner that is mixed into the lotion for instant results. The trick it to fake results while the skin tans underneath and plays catch up. It’s best to find one that is streak free to avoid unevenness.

Hemp Seed Oil

This is added to many tanning lotion to help nourish and moisturize the skin. Vey beneficial and rich ingredient for hydrating the skin.


These are level two tanning products for people who have reached a base tan and want to continue tanning. Unlike accelerators, maximizers do not contain high levels of moisturizers. For this reason it should only be applied directly before starting a tanning session


This is a special type of lotion that we recommend for experienced tanners only. It contains chemicals that cause reddening and increase blood flow to the skin. Available in heated and cooled, it speeds up the repair process of the skin causing in to tan faster. Tingle can be very uncomfortable for any people although use over time does build up your tolerance to it. This should not be used of sensitive skin and some people are just simply not able to tolerate it.

Anti Aging

These ingredients have properties and vitamins that prevent premature aging.


Added to lotions to help reduce puffiness and energize the sin but reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Should not be used on people on caffeine free diets or people sensitive to caffeine. It does absorb into the body.


We carry a variety of Cooling Lotions that can be very relaxing as it mildly cools the skin and gives a cool tingle sensation as the fans blow on your body while you are tanning. The cooling agents don’t effect the tanning process, but do provide an enhanced experience while you are tanning. Cooling lotions have quickly become some of our best selling products.

What’s In Your Tanning Lotion?

With so many options available, carefully read product labels to find the lotion that’s right for your skin type and your level of tanning. Knowing the following terms will give you an advantage:

Hemp Seed Oil: Its nourishing and moisturizing properties make it a popular ingredient.

Body Blush: A type of product made for those who want a tingling effect but have sensitive skin.

Anti-Aging: These lotions contain added vitamins that help protect against premature signs of aging.

Shimmer: Glimmering additives in these projects have reflective properties that give your skin an added glow.

Caffeine: Caffeine is often added to reduce puffiness and energize your skin. Caffeine will absorb into the body, so if you are sensitive to caffeine or have eliminated it from your diet, steer clear of these lotions.

Silicon: Silicon is a mineral with moisturizing benefits. It’s used to help condition your skin.

Beta Carotene: Also called vitamin A. It enhances pigment coloration in your skin.

Vitamin E: Makes skin softer and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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