One reason that there are so many different tanning lotions is that several are designed for certain skin types. If you are hard to tan then your skin requires a different formula then someone who tans easily. So we thought we would take a moment to discuss which lotions are best for you.
We will divide into three basic categories:
- Hard To Tan – These are for the tanner who has a hard time establishing their base and if not careful will burn.
- Intermediate Tanner – These are for the tanner who tans pretty easily AFTER their base tan is established.
- Advanced Tanner – These are for the tanners who tan without any risk of burning. Lucky You!
HARD TO TAN:
For those of you that are hard to tan you really need a good accelerator to get you going. We recommend using Dark Tanning Accelerator by Australian Gold and using it every day, whether you tan that day or not. This lotion starts the tanning process without UV exposure so when you do get some rays you have jump started the process and your base is much, much easier to obtain. Use the whole bottle before you move on. Once your base is developed then you can move to something with gentle bronzers, like Australian Gold’s Kiss Kiss Bronze Bronze. This is loaded with moisturizers which also help you keep the color. Once have finished with this lotion you should be dark enough to use any lotion you please.
Other Good Options:
Starters: (Hard To Tan)
California Tan Infiniti Intensifier (Fair) Indulge skin in deep color with gorgeous, Tan Enhancing Intensifiers – Color Match™ Blend compliments skin tone with subtle light-reflecting elements to conceal minor imperfections and provide a radiant, balanced finish both in and out of the tanning bed.
Ed Hardy Koi Fish -Skin nourishing ultra-rich coconut milk moisturizes – Dark tanning accelerator complex – Contains acai berry, olive extract and aloe for an age defying look.
Next Step: (Hard To Tan)
Designer Skin’s Paramour – Rapid Release Bronzers – Ultra Potent Bronzing Concentrate delivers 9(IX) extreme bronzing benefits through an exclusive Rapid Release delivery system – Faith™ Complex infuses the skin with tyrosine derivatives for deep penetration Phyto-Age™ and Coenzyme Q10 help provide antioxidants, fighting against free radicals.
Devoted Creations Lover Perfect – This luxurious dark tanning lotion with bronzing beads is paraben-free. Change your appearance now! A luxurious and skin nourishing lotion for instant gratification. Aloe Vera Base – Healing moisturizer, extends the life of your tan. Caviar Extract – A rich moisturizing agent full of protein and vitamins. Matrixyl™ – Targeted anti-aging complex reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Encapsulated Bronzers – Tiny beads release bronzers to the skin as the lotion is applied for an instant dark tan!
For this skin type we recommend starting out with an accelerator with bronzer such as Australian Gold’s Cheeky Brown. This lotion has gentle bronzers, vitamins and moisturizers that make a big difference in getting your base tan established and allow you to develop a dark tan fast. Once you have finished with this lotion you can go with something more advanced such as Designer Skin’s Masquerade which offers amazing technology called Rapid Release Bronzers. From here, you should be advanced enough to use whatever lotion you want. A popular option for this point in tanning is Designer Skin’s Black 20X.
Other Options for Intermediate Tanner
Australian Gold’s Hardcore Black – Ruthlessly dark bronzing lotion that will make others envious of your Hardcore Black™ color. 30x dark bronzing brew of natural bronzers, skin nourishing vitamins and essential oils for deep, lasting color.
Devoted Creations Skinny Couture: Seductively Dark Bronzing Formula with Mild Warming – Be the woman you want to be… unleash your inner skinny girl! Extreme instant bronzers bathe your skin with the aura of the stars while the delayed bronzers work to give you the tan of your dreams. No need for a nip or tuck… this skinny girl formula does it all… Tightens, contours, firms and shapes while also getting rid of those little signs of aging. Skinny Girl…
Next Step (Intermediate)
Supre Drop Dead Gorgeous – Stunningly dark bronzing formula. Our exclusive PureDarkTM Tanning Technology, MicroBronzingTM Complex and Chromatic Color Extenders delivers mesmerizing color while anti-aging collagen enhancing serum helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Anybody can be good looking or gorgeous, but only a few can be Drop Dead BeautifulTM.
Supre Snooki Black Bronzer – Black Bronzing Blend of Black Walnut, Henna and DHA allows skin to continue to darken after UV exposure, for the deepest, darkest tan imaginable. HyperDarkTM Tanning technology immediately prepares your skin for deep, rich golden color. Vitamin enriched skin conditioner blend helps skin fight against environmental stress for a more radiant and healthier looking glow. SoftChicTM skin moisturizers with Coconut and Sweet Almond oil hydrates skin leaving it feeling silky smooth and sexy.
Lucky you, the tanner that tans almost without trying. The question we hear most often from you is about how to prevent peaking. One option is to make sure that you alternate your tanning lotions. Try using a tanning lotion with dark bronzers like Designer Skin’s Luminary with another for your next session that contains bronzer plus tingle, like Designer Skin Bombshell. Combining these technologies can achieve the results you are looking for. If all else fails, Devoted Creations has a lotion called Obsessed which is specifically designed to push you past your peak.
Other Options for Advanced Tanners:
Supre Extreme Black – Not for timid tanners, this insanely dark tanning formula is loaded with exotic Henna and Black Tea extracts known around the world for their powerful antioxidant and skin darkening properties. An extremely dark 12X bronzing blend of DHA, Henna and natural bronzers continue to dramatically darken after UV exposure for powerful deep, dark, bronzed color. Potent MagnaColor™ Tanning Technology helps accelerate and amplify the skin’s natural Melanin production, taking your tan to its deepest, darkest level. Advanced antioxidant blend of Black Tea, Blackberry and Black Raspberry Extracts helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for younger-looking skin. Exclusive lightweight Silicone blend leaves skin feeling silky, smooth and soft.
Playboy VIP At The Mansion – Supreme 50X Bronzer with Tantalizing Silicones – 50X Black Bronzers for Instant Bronzing Gratification – Advanced Silicon Emulsion provides silky smoothness while prolonging the life of your tan. DHA Clear Bronzers adds an extra level of bronze for a deeper tan. Vitamins A, C & E aids in the protection of your skin. Exotic Neem & Evening Primrose oil provides luxurious moisturization.