When clients hear about the importance of hydration, their minds will usually slide toward water retention by way of drinking liquids. Drinking water along with liquids that contain electrolytes, like sports drinks, and nutrients, like vitamin enriched drinks, will help to keep the body hydrated from the inside out, while also providing some good supplements.

But the skin is the largest and one of the most important organs the body has to offer, and that organ is constantly exposed to the elements, meaning that is it exposed to germs, the sun, and the air. These things don’t seem dangerous, because of course people don’t feel pain the second they step outside their homes. But exposure to the sun and the stagnant air of a workplace can dry out the skin.

As clients likely well know, dry skin is no fun. Redness, irritation, flaky dead skin and itchiness are just a few symptoms of dehydrated skin. For a tanner, these symptoms can be disastrous. To protect against scaley skin and fine lines, the biggest recommendation, after good liquids of course, is moisturization.

Yes, using lotions regularly can help the skin to retain water, reduce dryness, erase fine lines and wrinkles, and keep skin looking youthful and radiant. Moisturizers help to do this in a few steps. The first of which is soothing the irritation. Lotions tend to be cool when they first come from the bottle because that chillier temperature is soothing to the skin. As the lotion is worked into the skin, it can warm up, but that’s fine too because as it warms it becomes finer and more able to fill in the cracks and crevices of the skin.

After that first moment of soothing cold, the lotion starts working to give moisture back to the skin. Most lotions contain urea or glycerin, which are ingredients that pull water from the air and into the skin, and lanolin or mineral oils, which fill in the gaps between skin cells to smooth out rough patches. At the very first moment of impact the lotion is giving moisture back to dry skin, like a parched wanderer finding an oasis in the desert.

Lotions continue to provide hydration to the skin for up to two hours after application, which is why the skin has a glowing appearance. The oils and other water based ingredients in lotion give the skin a shimmery, glowing look - and with regular use, this can become a normal base appearance!

After tanning packages and comfortable beds and amenities, Classic Tan’s most popular offer to clients is lotion. Bronzers, Intensifiers, and even Tingles are hydrating first and foremost, designed to provide a few extra benefits when used in a bed. But Classic Tan offers additional hydrating lotions that also work as tan extenders. These Hemp Nation body lotions use a special blend of moisturizing nutrients to hydrate and draw moisture to the skin while also leaving the skin smooth and soft to the touch. Additionally, these lotions use a blend of Vitamin E and Vitamin B5 to protect against and even diminish the signs of aging, like fine lines, wrinkles and spots.

The best time to apply a lotion, especially a lotion that uses coconut water or coconut oil, is within five minutes of a shower, so that the lotion can trap moisture in while also working itself deeper into the skin through the pore that have been left open by the heat of the water. Repeated application every few hours afterwards provides skin with hydration, moisture, and an extra glow. And Regular use allows the skin to stay young and supple because of the great hydrating agents that are supplied by the products.

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