a) The Definition of Hemp Tanning Lotion
They are made with ingredients to enhance the tanning process by increasing melanin production capacity of the skin. Some of the lotions are designed specifically to protect against the effects of the tanning process.
The skin tanning process usually leads to skin drying and getting damaged making the skin age faster. Hemp tanning lotions are designed to minimize and neutralize the long-term side-effects of indoor, outdoor tanning. Hemp’s anti-oxidant properties also prevent wrinkles and lines from forming.
Hemp tanning lotions are hydrating because they contain moisturizers. In addition, they have anti-aging properties. Some of the brands are good for applying on sensitive skin while some of the brands are designed to extend tans. More so, some are safe to use on skin with a tattoo. Please note that these products are THC free.
Types of Hemp Tanning Lotions
There is a wide range of hemp tanning lotions in the market made by different manufacturers. The lotions have different ingredients but all of them have hemp seeds or CBD as the primary ingredients. Most manufacturers of hemp products are health conscious and eco-friendly and are careful to blend natural organic ingredients in their beauty and edible products. The lotions are infused with other ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter, aloe vera, ginger, rosemary, and ginseng extracts to complement hemp seed oil and CBD.
There are various hemp tanning lotions to suit the kind of tanning process you will choose whether indoor, bed, self-tanning, outdoor or sunless hemp tanning lotions. It is advisable to apply some of the lotions prior to entering a tanning bed or booth, at least an hour before.
Manufacturers of hemp tanning lotions aim at providing safe tans while also enriching the skin with natural nutrients of industrial hemp.
1. Hemp Indoor Tanning Lotions
The product is designed to obstruct artificial UV rays but not natural UV rays from the sun. It is also not meant to prevent sunburns.
2. Hemp Outdoor Tanning Lotions
The lotions are designed to enhance the process of getting a tan while you are outdoor while also protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. They contain sunscreen which helps in blocking UV rays while hydrating your skin to prevent sunburns that can result in premature aging of the skin.
3. Hemp Sunless Tanning Lotions
The beauty products are self-tanners which offer an option of obtaining a tan without using a tanning bed or booth or using the sun. Sunless tans don’t last long, they fade after a couple of weeks.
4. Hemp Tanning Bed Lotion
It is great when it comes to indoor tanning using a tanning bed or booth. It works with the tanning bed to help you get a healthy tan.
CBD and Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed oil is the main ingredient in hemp tanning lotions. The oil is extracted from cold-pressing hemp seeds. The oil is green and edible and also safe to apply topically on the skin. It has a nutty flavor.
This is in contrast to cannabidiol (CBD) which is extracted from the same plant but from its flowers and leaves. Whereas hemp seed oil has health benefits, CBD oil has medicinal value. Although hemp is associated with marijuana, hemp seeds are THC free. On the other hand, CBD oil has only trace amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which are insufficient to cause a psychoactive effect.
Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is therapeutic and has innumerable health benefits because of the nutrients in the oil which include vitamins, minerals, and moisturizing properties. The nutrients in hemp seed oil will keep your skin nourished.
It is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which can treat some skin conditions. Hemp oil also has anti-aging properties. Linoleic acid and oleic acids are important in fighting aging by reducing wrinkles and lines on the skin.
In addition, hemp seed oil prevents the skin from drying because it is a humectant. A humectant draws moisture from the environment to moisturize the skin.
What’s more, hemp seed oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which enhance new cell production which in turn relieves various skin health conditions like psoriasis.
Are there any side effects of using hemp tanning lotion?
Hemp tanning lotion contains hemp seed oil. Hemp seed is a safe oil to use on all skin types. It regulates oil and moisture on an individual’s skin preventing the skin from becoming too oily or too dry. Dryness can stimulate the skin to produce too much oil leading to acne.
The oil has no allergens and safe for individuals with lactose-intolerance, dairy allergens, gluten, and other allergies. Furthermore, hemp is a nut, therefore, it is safe for vegans and vegetarians.
b) The History of Tanning Lotions
It is likely that the suntan is an idea attributable to a Gabrielle Coco Chanel from France who was first photographed with a tan in 1923.
c) The Future of Hemp Tanning Lotions
People are more aware of their health, beauty, nutrition, hygiene, and environment in the 21st century than before, thanks to the digital world. Because tanning has become a part and parcel of Western beauty culture, now and in the future, most people will try to use products that are organic and also eco-friendly. Therefore, in future, hemp tanning lotions will continue to grow in popularity because they are healthy and medicinal. Additionally, the fact that hemp is a renewable resource and a sustainable product will attract more interest.
d) Frequently Asked Questions
How do I ensure that the tanning process is safe?
The dangers of using a tanning booth or bed are exposure to artificial UV rays and skin dehydration. While the dangers of an outdoor tanning process are exposure to the sun’s UV rays and also getting sunburns. There are various beauty products one of them being hemp tanning lotions that are designed to effectively protect your skin from the effects of indoor and outdoor tanning.
How are tanning lotions designed to work?
Tanning lotions are designed to stimulate the tanning process by making the skin produce melanin. They work with the tanning beds or the effects of the sun to enhance skin tanning. They also protect the skin from the harmful effects of tanning beds and the sun.
Can I use regular lotion for tanning?
Regular lotion is not recommended. It is not formulated to deal with the delicate process of skin tanning. It doesn’t contain properties to enhance melanin production. Additionally, it is not designed with properties to protect against the artificial and the sun’s UV rays.