Hands up if you’ve ever been asked by a client if it’s ok to use an SPF lotion on the sunbed? I guarantee you will be in the minority if you haven’t!
Although similar to tanning in the sun, indoor tanning is a controlled dose of UV, so using an SPF cream on a sunbed would considerably hinder the tanning result. Your clients will, however, benefit from using a lotion or cream that has been specifically designed for sunbed use and your business will also benefit as indoor tanning lotions represent an excellent revenue generator alongside sessions and courses.
Advising your clients to keep their skin moisturised is important, as drier skin will deflect the UV light. Moisturised skin, on the other hand, will absorb the UV light, helping to influence the tanning process for a faster, deeper, darker tan.
There are many different sunbed lotions offering a range of benefits and as with all elements of your tanning business, training is important to ensure staff are confident with detailed product knowledge to be able to inform and advise your clients according to their individual tanning needs.
View our range of sunbed lotions here or, if you are a trade customer and would like to discuss the best range for your salon, call a member of the sales team on 0203 795 7326 and we’ll be happy to offer some advice.