Skin Care/Tanning Tips

Are there any benefits to tanning?

Besides healthy looking skin, indoor tanning can duplicate other beneficial properties of sunlight. There is strong evidence that sunlight is known to: aid in building the resistance strength of the immune system, help us produce vitamin D, increase the body’s ability to absorb calcium, build our skin’s resistance which helps protect against over-exposure, and help combat depression and induce and energized feeling of well-being. In addition to these, tanning can also increase the supply of oxygen in the blood, help in the treatment of acne, psoriasis and eczema, stimulate the thyroid gland which boosts your metabolism and stimulate the male sex hormone which can increase the sex drive.

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What are the benefits of tanning year round?

Spring

Why wait for summer? Get a healthy start on your summer tan and prepare your skin for the stronger summer sun to come.

Summer

Avoid the hassles of outdoor tanning such as annoying insects and exhausting heat. Also, for working people,
why wait all week for a chance to tan on the weekend only to burn or have cloudy weather?

Fall

As summer fades, don’t let your tan fade with it; hang onto your tan with our simple, inexpensive maintenance program.

Winter

Escape the “winter blues” with a mini vacation tanning session and enjoy a beautiful tan even in the winter. You’ll look and feel fantastic!

Protective Eyewear

What about the protective eyewear?

You must wear protective eye-wear as your eyelids do not provide protection against ultraviolet rays. To avoid the risk of easily transmitted infections, we recommend buying your own eye-wear.

Suntan Lotions

What about suntan lotions and oils?

You may not use outdoor products for indoor tanning, however, at Express Tanning we have specially formulated products specifically for indoor tanning that you should use. These products will have special ingredients that can speed up the tanning process. They will also have moisturizers present which will replace moisture that is lost during tanning, bathing and other external factors. Remember that moist skin tans better and is healthier.

Skin Care

If you’re tanning indoors, you probably use some type of tanning accelerator to help get the best color and keep your skin healthy. But what many don’t realize, in order to achieve optimum results, it is crucial to maintain moist and healthy skin after tanning as well.

Immediately After UV Exposure

It can take up to 48 hours after UV exposure for your tan to fully develop. By moisturizing and re-hydrating right after UV exposure you help your skin boost collagen production, promote skin elasticity, and help achieve the best and longest lasting tan possible. Angel After Tan is the perfect product.

While Bathing

When showering or bathing, select products designed to be gentle to the skin. Products with low alkaline base will help prevent drying of the skin and help keep your tan longer. Try Total Submersion Body Wash, specifically designed for tanners needs.

After Bathing

Use a moisturizer after bathing while the skin is still damp. Applying moisturizer to dry skin is of little use because it is not very easily absorbed. The result would be similar to putting hair conditioner on dry hair – you wouldn’t get an even absorption across the shaft of the hair. Try Angel Hydration Lotion.

After You Workout

When you workout you perspire. Consequently, your body loses moisture through the skin. Help keep your tan going by reapplying moisturizer after your workout. Don’t have time? Try Body Invest Rejuvenating Body Mist with Aloe Vera.

Drink Up

In order to complete the skincare picture, remember to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This rehydrates tired & stressed out skin, helps clear up facial blemishes and helps shed unwanted pounds. So drink up and reap the benefits.

The Forces of Nature

There are many forces at work against keeping your skin healthy. During the winter, lack of humidity and the wind remove critical moisture from the skin. During the summer the sun’s rays, chlorine in the pool, and the sand and salt at the beach all work against your skin. Be your skin’s friend and select a high quality moisturizer, something with no mineral oils or petroleum to clog your pores. Try one of our daily moisturizers or see a tanning consultant for recommendations.