Why should you use a lotion while tanning?

April 20, 2018 HOT Tanning

Sunbed lotion can boost your sessions as they usually contain Tyrosine, which encourages the skin to produce melanin more quickly. The moisturising effect of the lotion prevents dry skin and promotes the longevity of your tan. Most lotions also contain ingredients such as Vitamin E to counteract the ageing effects of the UV rays.


If you’re not using a sunbed cream or tanning accelerator, your skin will probably reflect as much as half of the UV energy so you will spend longer in the sunbed and spend more money to achieve the desired tanning result.


Which Cream?

Firstly, check to see if the lotion contains an ingredient called tyrosine. This is found is just about every indoor tanning lotion. It’s an amino acid and serves to stimulate the production of melanin. For the people who do not know, melanin is the protein that colours your skin. If you can “feed” this protein, you are going to tan more quickly and consistently.

Another thing you want to do is ensure the lotion also has a moisturiser in it. This is important for a couple of different reasons. Tanning bed lotions that don’t contain moisturising characteristics are difficult to apply. You want your tanning lotion to go on with ease and smoothly so you may spend more time tanning and not so much time putting the lotion on. Moisturising sun tan lotions can also prevent dry and cracking skin.

The final ingredient that should be found in any quality tanning lotion is vitamin E. This antioxidant has the wonderful ability to help prevent wrinkles. Because another side effect of tanning is that it can cause wrinkles, vitamin E does an excellent job of fighting against this issue.


The MyTan Collection offer a range of tan accelerator lotions each containing an innovative formula with l-tyrosine which provides an extremely fast and long lasting tan. The MyTan range dramatically rehydrate the skin, leaving it feeling healthy and rejuvenated for a deep, dark tan.

white 2 dark premium super charged accelerator is an innovative formula with l-tyrosine which provides an extremely fast and long lasting tan.

Sunbed creams are intended for indoor tanning use only. They offer no protection for outdoor UV tanning.