products offered at Tropi Tan Tanning Salons are specifically
designed for indoor tanners and contain ingredients
melanin production in your skin and amplify UV light, as
well as skin conditioners that help restore lost nutrients and
skin moisturized during your session.
Why Use a Lotion?
- You will tan faster and darker if you do.
- Your tan will last longer and look healthier.
- Tanning without lotion depletes the skin of moisture.
Tropi Tan Tanning Salons offer the tanning industry’s
very best, most technologically advanced product lines in many
price ranges. Our tanning consultants can help you choose one
that’s just right for your skin type AND your budget!
is “TINGLE” lotion?
A. “Tingle” or “Hot Action” products
are extremely popular. They contain an ingredient called Benzyl
or Methyl Nicotinate, a substance often found in muscle rubs
that are recommended by doctors for muscle soreness. This ingredient
creates a reddening and warming or “tingle” effect,
as a result of increased microcirculation – opening of
the blood vessels – in the epidermis layer of the skin,
increasing blood flow and oxygenation of the skin cells. This
oxygenation also aids in the delivery of required nutrients throughout
the skin, speeding up the skin's natural growth and maintenance
processes. The more oxygen your skin gets during tanning, the
better your results.
The reddening and warming effects produced by this type of lotion
are a result of the increase in blood flow, similar to the flush
you feel when your body's blood flow rises as you begin exercising.
It is a temporary effect, and its duration will depend on the
intensity of the “tingle” or “hot action” product
and the sensitivity of each individual's skin.
Unlike a sunburn, tingle products do not cause any damage to
skin cells and, in fact, actually help these cells function more
efficiently. The tingle response usually starts fairly quickly
after the product is applied to the skin and will last anywhere
from 30 minutes to a few hours.
“Tingle” or “hot action” products are
not recommended for tanners with sensitive skin, as they are
likely to find the reddening and heating effects uncomfortable.
It is also recommended that all tanners begin with a mild hot
action product and work their way up in intensity based on their
own comfort level.
Q. What are bronzers?
A. Tanning products that contain bronzing agents are also very
popular. These special ingredients deliver a colored appearance
to the skin for an instant "temporary tan.”
A bronzing lotion can either contain a temporary bronze tint
that can be washed off with soap and water, or it can contain
a small percentage of DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), which is a widely
used self-tanning ingredient that causes the skin to brown on
the surface, mimicking a natural tan that will last for 3-5 days.
There are some products that contain both, allowing the bronzing
tint to act like a guide for applying the self-tanning lotion.