You should always use an indoor tanning lotion. All of SunScape's tanning lotions contain vitamins, natural oils, minerals, anti-oxidants, natural botanical extracts, and aloe vera give your skin the extra moisture needed to achieve a deeper tan that will last longer than dry, unhealthy skin. Dry skin reflects UV light, so if you are not using an indoor tanning lotion, you can be wasting up to 50% of your tanning session.
Lotions help to smooth the surface layers or the skin to allow greater UV penetration for improved tanning results. Specially formulated indoor tanning lotions, like those made by California Tan, also provide advanced tanning technologies to aid the skin in developing a faster, darker tan.
**Believe it or not, you should never use a regular suntan lotion in a tanning bed. You should only use indoor tanning lotions. Regular suntan lotions will damage the acrylic material that tanning beds are made of. The acrylics are porous and expand when the bulbs heat up. In addition, using a regular tanning lotion in a tanning bed creates a film on the acrylic that ultimately restricts the tanning process and limits the tan you obtain.