Does tanning permanently darken skin - choose best tanning lotion for tanning beds

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your tan lasted long after leaving the tanning salon? We’re here to help you with that! It turns out that making your tan last is easier that it seems!  But is it possible that tanning permanently darkens skin? Keep on reading to find out.

Does tanning permanently darken skin?

The tanning bed works in a similar way to sunlight. The latest tanning salons use two types of ultraviolet radiation: UVA and UVB. That said, tanning in the tanning bed does not produce a lasting tan, it only stimulates the skin to produce melanin (a natural pigment) which is already present in the epidermis. However, if you take good care of your skin, you can extend the durability of your tan even by a few days - dark skin can last from 7 to 10 days after a visit at the tanning salon.

How to make your tan last longer?

To enjoy dark skin for long, first and foremost you must bet on moisturizing. Proper hydration before using tanning bed, the use of professional tanning lotions and after tan skincare tailored to your needs are the key to success.

All you need to know about tanning products

Most Onyx tanning lotions have deeply moisturizing properties. They are rich in natural nutrients such as shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil and macadamia oil. If you're still not sure which tanning lotion to pick, then keep on reading!

Vibe is an intensely moisturizing accelerator tanning lotion – it’s one of the top picks of both customers who are just starting their adventure with the indoor tanning, as well as experienced tanners. Vibe is packed with macadamia oil and coconut oil, which will leave your skin silky smooth and deeply moisturized after sunbathing.


Ultime is our luxurious accelerator tanning lotion. Thanks to the Velvet Touch Oil formula, which contains monoi, coconut and macadamia oils, it provides extreme hydration long after each tanning session.


How to choose the perfect tanning lotion?

If you want your tan to retain depth, you must treat it with special care. And we’ve got just the right thing for you! Not only does it contain natural moisturizing ingredients, such as shea butter or avocado oil, but also ingredients that support skin pigmentation and make your tan last longer! And did we mention the fabulous gold flecks that will naturally accentuate your dark skin?


Although no tan is permanent, you can certainly keep it for much longer by following our tips. After all, we’re all looking for that long-lasting brown skin effect, isn’t that right? Bet on Onyx – we will take care of your tan :) 

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