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No Tingle – No Bronzer – No Problem!

November 4, 2013 in Tanning, Tanning Lotions, Tanning Tips by admin

Do you prefer a straight tanning lotion when you tan? Do you want an accelerator that simply delivers great color without the extra bronzers, tingles, cooling, sunless etc. Perhaps you are a lunch time tanning and you don’t want to go back to work red or 2 shades darker than you left.

We have a top 10 list of the best tanning accelerators on the market in 2013. These are rated by sales over time and reviews. Check out the best tanning lotions here and please let us know below what your favorite non tingle, non bronzer lotion is!

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What Tanning Lotion To Start With?

August 7, 2013 in Tanning Lotions, Tanning Tips by admin

It’s inevitable. You walk into a tanning salon for the first time, a little nervous, but you don’t want to look stupid so you are hesitant to ask to many questions. You go along with the receptionist and nod your head as it you understood every word and assume that you can figure it out later. Hopefully you have an attendant that can recognize your newbie status and walk you through the process however this is not always the case. If you are smart, and I know you are because you are reading this, you have done a little research before starting out.

Beyond the basics of how to use the tanning bed (turning it on and pulling the top down, yes I know people who tanned several times before figuring out that the top comes down) and how to use goggles comes the question of which lotion to start with. You might think you should get the strongest one you can afford and go for broke but this is not the case.

There a step process to tanning. You want to start with a good acceleration that also has a lot of moisture and the right levels of acceleration to build your base tan. It’s important because if you choose an advanced lotion you might overexpose or worse use a hot tingle that you weren’t prepared for. Start with a beginner lotion such as Hoss Sauce Dark and tan a few times with it. Your base tan will start to build and then you can step up to a stronger lotion. This gives you the right balance and helps you build a darker, longer lasting tan.

What was the first tanning lotion you used when starting out? Please comment below!

More Info on Hoss Sauce Dark and other great products:

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Dr. Mercola on Tanning Beds & Vitamin D

May 24, 2013 in How To, Tanning Tips, Videos by admin

Do you get enough Vitamin D from the sun? Vitamin D is essential for optimal health. Dr Mercola discusses the best way to get Vitamin D and what to watch out for.

Internationally renowned natural health physician and founder Dr. Joseph Mercola discusses about the benefits of tanning bed and the importance of vitamin d.

Here is a Tanning Checklist to help you maximize your tanning session.

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Step By Step Tanning Recommendations

May 7, 2013 in How To, Tanning Lotions, Tanning Tips, Videos by admin

In this video Casey gives you here recommendations for tanning from the best lotions to use, techniques, how often to tan, the importance of goggles and more. Should you use a bronzing bed? Self Tanner? After tan moisturizer? All of these and more questions are covered in this video.

Some of the products recommended by Casey:

Jwoww Black Bronzer Tanning Lotion

Designer Skin Angel Moisturizer

Fake Bake Flawless Sunless

Tanning Bed Goggles

Drop Out & Tan is no longer available, try Hoss’ Hemp Moisturizer For Tanners

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Do You Use a Moisturizer for Tanners?

March 14, 2012 in Moisturizers, Tanning Tips by admin


Tan Extenders & Moisturizer For Tanners

Tanning lotions help prepare your skin for the perfect tan however it takes time for the ingredients to work. The best action is to apply your lotion 20-30 minutes before you tan. This is not an option for many people who tan at lunch or on a schedule. Most people apply lotion just before they tan, not giving it proper time to stimulate melanin production. However, you can achieve this by applying a Moisturizer for Tanners every morning which keeps your skin ready to tan at any time during the day.

Several companies offer a “Moisturizer For Tanners” or “Tan Entender” with varying levels of L-Tyrosine and even perhaps a little sunless to give your color a boost. One popular brand is Hoss’ Hemp Moisturizer for Tanners which has been an industry standard for nearly a decade. High levels of L-Tyrosine as well as skin care ingredients make this the perfect morning moisturizer to add to any daily routine.

Some tanners find that simply using a Moisturizer For Tanners in place of their regular moisturizer boosts their tanning sessions by 20-40%. The added benefit is that it works for you whether you are going to a tanning salon or outside any time during the day!

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Vitamin D and Tanning

June 27, 2011 in Tanning Tips by admin

Vitamin D Tanning

Vitamin D Tanning

VITAMIN D and Tanning: According to Readers Digest, September 2006: “New evidence shows that getting enough vitamin D may be the most important thing you can do for your health.”

For the first time in years, scientists are coming out from behind the clouds and giving us some good news about sunlight – in the form of vitamin D. What they want you to know is this: healthy vitamin D levels are being associated with lower risks of several forms of cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and other diseases. How do you get more vitamin D? SUNLIGHT. Tanning beds are a controlled source of sunlight. 

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is necessary for the body to properl absorb calcium and phosphorus. Only in the past decade have researchers discoverd that vitamin D also plays an important role in cell growth in the body. Vitamin D comes naturally from sun exposure to the skin, and to a limited extent is available in milk, fatty fish and cod liver oil.

So as studies are completed and there are many it is being found that exposure to UV light helps with vitamin D production and the vitamin D has many positive attributes. SO if you are going outside exposure is good, burning is bad so lets say that sensible use of sunscreens is good but exposure to the sun is as well. Now, tanning inside in a tanning bed is a controlled and timed environment. Remember by developing a good tan before you spend hours in the sun will really help prevent sunburn.

DR. MARC SORENSON and Vitamin D: You will probably be hearing a lot more about Dr. Marc Sorenson he is the author of Solar Power for optimal Health.

Dr. Sorenson is a very forward thinking scholar, entrepreneur, author, speaker and health expert. This book states: Sunlight and Vitamin D May Save Your Life!

• Sunlight profoundly lessens the risk of breast, prostate, colon and other major cancers.
• Sunlight dramatically reduces the risk of osteoporosis and hip fracture.
• Sunlight and/or vitamin D aids in relieving depression, chronic pain and lower back pain.
• Sunlight and vitamin D help to control heart disease, blood pressure and multiple sclerosis and increase muscle strength.

Is the book worth reading? In my opinion it is a must.

DR. HOLICK and Vitamin D: Last week I mentioned a book that I thought would be of interest to Tanners. How many have gone out and purchased that book and started reading? Raise your hand if you have! Had you going for a minute. But the book is excellent.

Now I want to mention one more it is called the UV Advantage by Dr. Michael Holick of Boston University. What is sun-phobe? Sun-phobe is a term coined by researcher and author Dr. Michael Holick that means “a person with an irrational fear of sunlight.”

Unfortunately, says Holick, we’ve become a nation of sun-phobes. We hide from the sun and feel guilty when we don’t. “The UV Advantage” asks you to take a deep breath and thoughtfully consider the idea that sunlight is actually good for you.

Holick, a Boston University professor, is perhaps the world’s leading researcher shedding light on the belief that humanity is ignoring the importance of sunshine and vitamin D. His book, “The UV Advantage: The Medical Breakthrough that shows how to Harness the Power of the Sun for Your Health” calls those beliefs into question.

A strong challenge? You bet. And one so controversial that Holick’s former boss at the Boston University Dermatology Department, Dr. Barbara Gilchrest, essentially fired him from the dermatology faculty after the book was published. He’s now the director of the General Clinical Research Center at the Boston University School of Medicine, and also directs the school’s Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Center. He is perhaps the world’s most respected photobiologist who believes that the benefits of regular exposure to UV light received in a non-burning fashion outweigh the risks.

The book is available in Paperback as well as Hard Cover.