Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sunless Tanner

sunless tanner

Every day more and more people are turning away from the damaging rays of the sun and tanning beds and instead turning to sunless tanners to get a safe, natural-looking tan without the harmful side effects of tanning.

What is Sunless Tanner?

Sunless Tanners, also called self tanner,  are lotions that react with the amino acids in the top layer of the skin to produce  a temporary artificial suntan without exposing the body to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Self Tanning lotions are a safe alternative to sunbathing .

Most self tanners gradually give the skin a sun-kissed glow  that normally starts to wear off within 4-5 days.

Is Sunless Tanner Safe?

Self tanners contain an ingredient called Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, which is the active ingredient in self tanners that gives the skin its color. DHA is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is nontoxic when applied to the skin.

Other inactive ingredients, such as those found in Moisture Tan Sunless Tanning Lotion, may include:

  • Water
  • Sesame Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Aloe Vera,
  • NaPCA
  • Vitamin E
  • Propylene Glycol – a stablizer commonly used in topicals and vitamins.
  • Ceteryl Alcohol – mixture of fatty alcohols found in plants such as coconuts or palm oil (Wikipedia). Used in many lotions for its emollient properties that smooth and soften skin

Best Self Tanner

Looking for the best self tanner? Whether you’re a man or woman, have pale skin or medium-skin tones, here are a few things to look for when choosing a self tanner for your body, feet, or face.

The best self tanners will:

  1. not streak
  2. not leave your skin looking orange
  3. give your skin a natural-looking fake bake tan
  4. leave your skin soft and smooth
  5. not have a bad odor
  6. dry in minutes

Some self tanners on the market contain either Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, and/or Mineral Oil. These ingredients contain a high PH level which turns the skin orange. Tanning Bay’s self tanners do not contain these ingredients which is just one of the reasons customers love our tanning lotions.

Self Tanner Reviews

Our customers love our sunless tanners. Here are just a couple of the thousands of Moisture Tan reviews we have received.


Moisture Tan Review
Moisture Tan
Written by: Hannah
I love the product! It doesn't feel sticky or anything when applying it. It absorbs like normal lotion and it blends well. I didn't have any issues with it looking orange or splotchy.
5 / 5 stars
Moisture Tan Sunless Tanner
Written by: Molly
I loved Moisture Tan sunless tanner. It did not get on my sheets and I had no problems with streaks. And I even worked out and sweated a lot! It worked great.
5 / 5 stars

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Moisture Tan Sunless Tanner

Don’t just buy any self tanner on the market, get the best! Moisture Tan Professional from Tanning Bay doesn’t streak, doesn’t turn orange, and will give you the best self tan or your money back! Try it for yourself today!

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Look Good, Feel Good: The Effects of Self Esteem

looking good and self esteem

How You Perceive Yourself Can Affect Your Self Esteem

Have you ever had a really good hair day? Don’t you just feel like you can take on the world? It’s no surprise that our level of self-esteem has a huge impact on every aspect of our lives. When you greet the day with a positive attitude and a healthy self-esteem, it can drastically improve every aspect of your life. Here are just a few things that can be improved by having a high self-esteem.


Studies have shown that dressing up can make you feel more powerful, which changes the way you see the world. Wearing formal clothing makes people think more broadly and holistically. This study proves that when you feel like you look better, that feeling carries over into your mental well-being and dramatically improves your overall attitude.


Along with improving the way you think, self-esteem can also have a huge impact on your creativity. The same study showed that those who wear formal clothing process information on a more abstract level than those who don’t. For example, Michael Slepian of Columbia Business School says:

“If you get a stinging piece of critical feedback at work, if you think about it with a concrete processing style, it’s more likely to negatively impact your self-esteem.”

Those who think in more abstract terms have a higher tolerance to criticism, which allows them to be more creative.

Ability to Learn

In another study, subjects were given a white coat and told that it belonged to a doctor. When wearing the coat, they were more attentive and focused. Researchers found that there is a direct correlation between your self-image and your ability focus and complete tasks.

It’s no surprise that when you look better, you feel better. And when you feel better, you are better. A positive self-image can help you take on the world! At Tanning Bay, our motto is look better, feel better for a reason. We can provide you with the products you need to improve your self-esteem and your life. Our self-tanners give your skin a healthy, beautiful glow that will help you look and feel better. Our innovative self tanner, Moisture Tan was voted the Best Sunless Tanner because it provides you a natural, bronze glow, without the harmful effects of tanning, and no orange streaks, plus, it’s fragrance free!

Visit our buy self tanner online to learn more about our self tanners and self tanner with bronzer.