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Is It Right to Use a Regular Lotion in a Tanning Bed?

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Using tanning lotion is very important while using a tanning bed to avoid splotchy, dry skin.

A tanning lotion in a tanning bed helps you get an even tone glowing tan and also nourishes your skin.

Some people often use regular lotion if they do not have a tanning lotion handy. A tanning lotion contains ingredients that protect your skin from UV rays while tanning.

But a regular lotion does not contain ingredients to protect your skin from damage and burn. It can also damage your tanning bed.

People often ask me if can I use regular lotion in a tanning bed. So, being a tanning professional here I will let you how to choose the right lotion and can a regular lotion be used in a tanning bed.

Can Regular Lotion Be Used in a Tanning Bed?

My answer to this question would be ‘NO’. A regular tanning lotion contains ingredients that are not meant for use in a tanning bed.

Using a regular tanning lotion will not protect your skin from burn and damage and can also deteriorate the condition of your bed.

On the other hand, an indoor tanning lotion should be used to get that bronzed glowing tanned look.

Using these lotions can make your tan last longer and also nourish your skin.

Also Read: Can You Use Indoor Tanning Lotion Outside

How to Identify the Right Lotion?

Buying the right tanning lotion before using a tanning bed is very important.

Whether you are using a sunbed at home or going to a salon to get tan it is always good to have your own tanning lotion with you.

An indoor tanning lotion contains different ingredients than an outdoor tanning lotion. The SPF contains both tanning lotions are different.

You need to choose the tanning lotion that suits your skin. Tanning lotions are available in different forms like creams, sprays, or lotions. So, choose the right one to get that glowing tan without skin damage.

Should You Avoid Regular Lotion in a Tanning Bed?

People often use a regular tanning lotion when they are going out in the sun to get tan. This can help you to get a dark, glowing tan.

But when you are using a tanning bed it is always advisable to use tanning lotions that have been formulated to be used in a tanning bed.

These lotions can help you achieve that perfect glowing and dark tan without causing damage to your skin.

Tanning lotions are often formulated with ingredients that do not cause any damage to your bed as well. So, always avoid using regular lotion.

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How Should You Apply an Indoor Tanning Lotion?

The tanning lotion should always be applied just before you climb onto the tanning bed. Using a tanning lotion long before can make it rub away from your clothes.

Always use gloves before applying a tanning lotion and tie your hair with an elastic band.

Also, keep a towel handy to rub away the tanning lotion from the areas you do not want to get tan.

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Apply the lotion properly so, that it covers your whole body and gets evenly spread. Always start applying the tanning lotion from your feet and then move above.

Your skin should not be left dry as dry skin will not absorb the light properly and you will get an uneven tan.

You may get help from your friend or a professional to get your back and neck done.

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Tips to Remember

  • You need to reapply, the tanning lotion if you want to spend more time after a session.
  • Tanning more can be harmful to your skin so, try to use it  2 or 3 times a week.
  • To maintain that glowing and gorgeous tanned look you should exfoliate and take a shower before each tanning bed session.
  • To make your tan last longer buy a tan extender.
  • A tan extender prevents your tan from fading away faster and also moisturizes your skin.
  • Spend as much time as necessary in a tanning bed. Overdoing can burn and damage your skin.
  • Avoid using too much tanning lotion on your face as it can make your face appear darker.

I hope now you have got the answer to the question of whether can a regular tanning lotion be used in a tanning bed.

Using a tanning lotion is very easy and it is always advisable to have your own tanning lotion that suits your skin. Always exfoliate your skin to make the tanning lotion evenly spread.

So, if you want to get that glowing golden skin then, you should always make use of indoor tanning lotions before using a tanning bed.

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Chloe Taylor

Hey there, I am Chloe Taylor, your trusted tanning expert. Dive into expert tips, product reviews, and skincare advice to unlock the secrets of a radiant tan. Also, join me in achieving that sun-kissed glow while safeguarding your skin, which can leave you feeling your best.

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