FAQ Lotions

The most important reason for using a tanning lotion is that it replaces the depleted moisture that you lose during the tanning process. 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.

Think of it this way, dry skin is what color? It is white. What does the color white do to light? It reflects it. If you have white flakey skin you will actually reflect a certain percentage of the UV light. Just by applying lotion, you will increase your tanning potential and accelerate your color.

Try this! Put lotion on one arm. After about 2 minutes, put both arms together and see which one is darker. The arm that you put the lotion on will always be darker. Darker, moisturized skin will absorb UV light better than ashy, dry skin. Tanning, whether indoors or outdoors can be very drying to the skin. If you’re not using lotion, chances are your skin is getting to dry to maximize your tanning potential.
It is not uncommon for a tanning lotion to contain several high end bronzer ingredients. Using lotions that contain bronzers deliver Darker more immediate color and greatly increases the length of your tan.

There are three main types of bronzers. Each gives a slightly different result. Below is a brief description of all three.
DHA Bronzers – These do not need any light to produce a tan. DHA bronzers are known as self-tanners. These bronzers work by reacting with certain proteins on the surface layer of the skin. Some of our lotion products contain low levels of DHA bronzers, which can help extend your tan for seven to ten days.
Cosmetic Bronzers – Cosmetic bronzers give you immediate results, allowing you to achieve a dark brown color directly after tanning.
Low Maintenance Natural Bronzers – These are the newest and most advanced addition to the bronzer family. These bronzers have the ability to not stain or streak due to a certain mix of ingredients that give them this property. These bronzers do not give the immediate results of the two listed above, but it does keep your tan looking golden brown for an extra 3 to 5 days.

Absolutely! Tanning Accelerators naturally promote dark, bronze color through hydration and skin conditioning ingredients that enhance the skins natural color potential. Tanners of all levels who prefer to unlock their skins true dark potential can benefit from these products.
Keep your skin healthy! How do you do that? Keep it moisturized constantly and avoid harsh soaps! Using a Tan Extending Moisturizer and Body Wash that is specifically formulated with intense hydrating and skin-repairing ingredients is essential for proper skin care and to help achieve a healthier looking, longer lasting tan.

After Tan Moisturizers should be applied after each shower, after tanning, and any time during the day you feel your skin is dry. By simply keeping your skin moisturized with products formulated to extend the life of your tan can nearly double the length of your tan and keep your skin looking younger for years to come.

Body Perfect carries a full line of inexpensive, high quality skin moisturizers and body wash specifically engineered for the indoor tanner.

Moisturized, healthy skin is always in better condition to tan and will not burn as easy. With indoor tanning, your tanning session is set to limit your exposure to UV rays, so a staff member will help you determine the optimum tan time and right lotion for you to start off with in order to build a base tan and prevent you from burning.
Absolutely! While Body Perfect carries one of the largest selections of lotions in the industry, it is nearly impossible to carry all of them. Just ask any staff member at one of our locations and they will gladly place a special order for the exact lotion you want.
All of our upper-end indoor tanning lotions contain ingredients that are called biosaccharides. Biosaccharides are antibacterial ingredients designed to help diminish the after tan smell that can occur when you are done tanning. When you are done tanning you do not have an after tan smell. If you have any fragrance at all, you will have a faint fragrance of the lotion you just used. Keep in mind, outdoor tanning lotion as well as cheap drugstore lotion does not contain biosaccharides.
Keep in mind, all of our lotions are specially formulated and engineered specifically for the indoor tanning industry by companies that spend millions of dollars annually on research. All of our product lines contain high end ingredients that include active vitamins, minerals and nutrients to keep the skin as healthy and moisturized as possible, thus maximizing your tanning potential. Cheap, store brands do not contain these ingredients. In fact, many “drugstore” lotions actually contain alcohol and other chemical’s which will dry the skin and actually hinder the tanning process.