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How to Nourish Your Skin While Tanning

Updated on July 4, 2017

Tanning in a tanning bed has a great deal of benefits, such as being able to help with seasonal depression and getting rid of acne. It can also dry out the skin. While this can be good as it dries out pimples and helps get rid of acne, sometimes it can make the skin a bit too dry. To prevent this, use these tips to help nourish the skin while going tanning.


Drinking water is important to keep the entire body hydrated, and this includes the skin. When a person doesn't drink enough water, they may not realize that they're dehydrated, but they will still have to deal with the way that their body reacts to the lack of water.

When the skin is dehydrated, it reacts by becoming dry and itchy, not to mention red and irritated. The skin can be hydrated from the inside out by drinking plenty of water. While this may not be enough to completely prevent the skin from becoming dry, it will definitely help.

Tanning Lotion

Tanning lotion has quite a few benefits of its own, such as helping customers get a golden tan quicker than ever before or helping them stay cool while they are under the hot lights of a tanning bed. Most lotions are also specially formulated so that they include moisturizing properties to help nourish the skin, going one step further to prevent the skin from getting dry in the first place.

After Tanning Lotion

In addition to lotion that is applied to the skin before tanning, there are lotions that are designed to be used after getting out of the tanning bed. The primary goal behind these lotions is to nourish the skin to help prevent the negative impacts of tanning, such as dry skin, allowing customers to enjoy all of the benefits that they can.

These lotions are packed with powerful moisturisers, vitamins and minerals to keep skin feeling kissably smooth.

Skip the Hot Showers

When the skin is dried out, taking a hot shower can dry out the skin even more. Instead, customers can nourish their skin by skipping the hot showers and bubble baths and opting for more lukewarm showers. After the shower, pat the skin dry so that it can absorb as much of the water on top of the skin as possible. This will help the skin heal and keep it from becoming more dry and irritated.

Use oils

Sometimes oil based moisturizers can be a bit greasy, but that is exactly what the skin needs during those cold winter months when it is more prone to becoming dry. The oil in these products works by penetrating deep into the skin in addition to creating a barrier above the skin, helping to lock in moisture while simultaneously protecting the skin from the harsh winter elements.

Moisturized skin is not only more pleasant for the customer, it also tends to tan quicker and more evenly, helping customers save money in the long run on expensive lotions with a lot of bronzers in them. Instead of spending unnecessary money to tan quicker, it can be as simple as making sure that the skin is fully hydrated.


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