A tanning lotion is a beauty product that is gaining popularity among people of all walks of life especially women. It intensifies what ultra violet radiation does to your body especially the skin. Tanning lotion is thus different from sunscreen because it requires activation by UV radiation to increase blood circulating in the skin as well as increase production of melanin.
Exposure to sun rays is usually the best economical method to get a tan to work. It uses the radiation produced by the rays of the sun. Tanning lotion can also be used indoors but with the help of a tanning bed or booth that also produces the UV radiation necessary. There is an upcoming breed of tanning lotion that does not require any form of radiation for maximum performance.
Tanning lotion usually has a wide range of ingredients to achieve the intended results. The ingredients include natural extracts of oil from various herbs and an assortment of synthetic chemicals. The chemicals are carefully selected not to react with the acrylic tanning bed. Melanin is also included to supplement the amount of melanin produced by the body.
Tea tree oil is one of the herbal extracts included in a tanning lotion because of its medicinal value also noted in other products. Green tea is also used in the formula for a tanning lotion. Such oils make the tanning lotion more of a natural product than a generic one.
Synthetic chemicals are also included in the ingredients of a tanning lotion in order to supplement what the natural extracts may lack. One such example is melanin that works alongside L Tyrosine. Copper is also necessary but it is usually in many combined chemical formulas.
Moisturizers are also necessarily included in the tanning lotion. The skin becomes dehydrated after exposure to ultra violet radiation and that is why moisturizers are needed to keep the skin hydrated. A vital moisturizing ingredient is hemp tree oil. Ensure to use tanning lotion that is recommended by your own beautician.