A darker tan is achieved by using a tanning bed for as long as possible without burning, gradually lengthening the sessions over time. There are several products and strategies for a getting a darker, including accelerators and lotions. In addition, spending time naturally in the sun encourages darker skin.
A specially formulated tanning lotion helps facilitate a darker tan, often in fewer salon or outdoor sessions. Some lotions have accelerators for faster tanning or bronzers to add a layer of cosmetic tone. While baby oil makes skin tan faster, it also increases the risk of burning and skin damage. Using a higher level of tanning bed and scheduling regular sessions aids in maintaining the desired skin tone.