when it comes to tanning outdoors, a little heat is needed
to get the tanning process going. But contrary to what some
might assume, more heat doesn't make a better indoor tan.
Tanning lamps put out a certain amount of heat, light and
ultraviolet. However the amount of heat put off by the lamps
and the bed itself do not increase or decrease the amount
of tan that you will get from the session. It is more about
your comfort zone. Some people like cool beds and for that
reason tend to want a bed that has not been used for awhile.
Others like a little heat and we try to accommodate that
desire with recommending which one would be the best. Then
for those who like it HOT well we can help there as well.
The temperature of tanning beds can be different based on a
number of different things such as where the bed was manufactured.
That makes a difference because of the style of construction
and use of electricity and ventilation. In the internal parts
of the bed you will find such things as ballasts and other
electrical or electronic parts that are used in construction
and these vary quite a bit based on brand and the way the unit
is constructed. A big item regarding the temperature of the
bed is the number of internal bed fans and how clean the salon
attendants keep them. Clean fans allow better air circulation.
Cleanliness of the bed internally can make a difference as
well. Then another big item is the room that the bed is in,
it can be a room that has good air circulation or on that does
not have as good of air circulation and that can reflect on
the temperature of your tanning session. So keep in mind our
Tanning Consultants can help you choose the right bed for you
based on temperature, so just ask. You should enjoy your session
each time you come in and that can be helped by the right temperature
of you visit. HOT, cool or somewhere in between. When you get
out of a hot bed and look at your skin you will think it is
a lot darker than it really is but that is because of heat
flush, much like the color your face gets when you run. The
actual tan though darker than it was before the session is
actually somewhere between what you see and what you saw before
Thought it might be good to touch on the Tingle lotions as
they are a bit of a different form of heat that can be classified
as tan-inducing and tan accelerating. Some of you have tried
Tingle lotions or oils and I am sure some of you love them
and that great results that you see from using a good tingle
product while there are others out there who prefer to not
have that added tingle feeling. Well that is what makes this
country great, you have a choice. Tingle is the word used to
describe this certain form of lotion. Tingle is a nice word
for it as I have heard it called other things especially by
those who did not know what one would do prior to putting it
on nice and heavy and getting into a tanning bed. Lets say
you understand that a tingle lotion can cause a slight reddening
of the skin once applied. That is actually the increased circulation
under the skins surface that helps the tanning process and
helps bring the melanin to the surface faster.
Now I know someone is going to say something like, what is
he rambling about, Melanin....what? Well I am going to talk
about melanin and what it does in a future e-mail. This time
humour me with pretending to know what I am talking about.
A simple scenario about tanning with a tingle product compared
to a regular non tingle lotion is that if you put some of the
tingle on one arm and some of the other on you other arm and
went in, tanned for a session the arm with the tingle will
be darker when you get out. and many people enjoy that added
heated up sensation and they also like the increased results.
One other thing the tingle that you find in the really good
tingle products like Outlaw and Hoss' Hemp are created with
natural blends of ingredients. Actually a big part of the vitamin
B family. Yes it is safe for your face or for that matter anywhere
you choose to use it. The increase circulation has been know
to help complexion.
I will touch on tingle again soon but believe me if you like
hot beds, you probably will like a tingle. Rememeber the tingle
only lasts for about 20 minutes after the tanning session and
while you are tanning you only feel the warmth not the tingle.
It is a nice way to get a great tan.
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