Indoor tanning creams or sunblock may be considered forms of sun tan lotions, despite having alternative uses. Sunblock, which may also be called sunscreen, is made with the intention of blocking UV radiation from sun. Indoor tanning products are used along with sunbeds and other tanning devices to give skin a tan appearance.
Ingredients found in tanning products vary. Typically they include ingredients such as melanin and L-Tyrosine. Copper, oils, tea extracts and elements that offer moisturizer and bronzer to the skin may be included too. These products are not made for use outside because they do not contain active ingredients that protect skin.
These tanning creams increase the melanin in skin. This may be done in one of two ways. Melanin production boosted, or blood circulation increased. The creams are typically used with tanning booths and other similar devices.
Sunscreen can be used while outdoors. This is because the formula is made to absorb or reflect UV light. It can also prevent sunburn, the burning of skin caused by exposure to sun. This product can come as a gel, lotion or spray.
Inorganic particulates, chemical compounds and organic particulates are usually found in sunscreen. This product is either physical or chemical. Physical meaning that is able to reflect sunlight. Chemical meaning it is able to absorb sunlight. Using sunscreen is recommended because it can prevent skin afflictions that are correlated with exposure to the sun, such as sunburn or more serious problems such as skin cancer.
Common types of sun tan lotions include tanning cream or sunblock products. Sunscreen is applied as a protectant of the skin, specifically when in situations that involve prolonged exposure to sun. Tanning cream, along with other devices made to tan the skin, improves the technique of sunless tanning and may also moisturize and bronze skin.