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    Tanning Lotion (oil free w/ sugar cane and agave nectar)???

    So i've been looking for Oil-Free tanning lotion (indoor/sunless) and I've found 2:

    Ed Hardy Oil-Free Accelerator (which is more expensive than I want to spend)
    and
    Emerald Bay Oil Free Elixer with "double shot sugar cane bronzers and Agave Nectar".

    Can Sugar or Agave Nectar get into my blood stream? I wouldn't think so but, what do i know?!

    [Can't tan w/ mineral oil, it actually strips your tan, you're not even supposed to use body wash or bodily lotion w/ Mineral Oil.]

    I suppose I could try tanning w/out any lotion (though it's not really good for your skin especially when you've got dry skin like me).
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    So been looking for answers on the web and this is what i've seen on other diet forums:
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    Is sugar absorbed through the skin, into the bloodstream? Ok I've been exfoliating with vegetable oil and sugar - becase of good reviews.
    But I've just realised can sugar be absorbed through the skin, into the blood stream? I mean nicotine patches absorb the nicotine.. so therefore, am I putting sugar into my bloodstream and giving myself lots of calories? This may seem stupid - but I'm not a biology expert!

    Sugar is quite hydrophilic so if you mix it with oil and rub on your skin, chances are the sugar may draw the water out of the skin. In cooking, hydrophilic substances like salt or sugar are often used to coat other things such as meat to dry them out as well as preserve them. My guess is that the people doing this is hoping to draw the water out of the stratum corneum (outer most dead skin layer of the epidermis) then soak that layer in oil, giving their customers a false feeling of having soft shiny skin. I think all the customers really get is a thin layer of dead skin cells soaked in oil that will shed in a week or two.

    I think the customers will fare much better in helping their skin by using moisturizers with emulsions that contains the right kind of lipids/water mix. These will restore the skin protective lipids without drying out the skin. I heard that the new moisturizers that contain liposomes are particularly effective. The key thing is to keep your skin from drying/cracking thus causing discomfort and risk of bacteria attacks.

    As a guy, I don't do much other than keeping my skin clean but us chemical engineers have to make those stuff that you ladies use.

    Even if it were possible for food molecules to enter your body through your skin, which I have never heard of and can't see how it would happen since your skin can keep out viruses that are MUCH smaller than food particles or molecules.... but anyway, just suppose it did happen -- that would mean that an undigested fat or protein was in your blood stream. Your immune system would attack it so fast, it'd be like ticks on a hounddog. Your T cells would quickly kill it and turn it into waste and send it to your liver to be processed for elimination.

    And actually, this is what happens sort of, when you eat something that your body can't fully digest, which gives you a bad reaction, like bloating, reflux, or blood sugar imbalances... If you end up with even partially digested proteins and fats in your blood instead of the components your body expects to process, you will get that immune response. Your body will think the food is an invader.

    Your digestive system is a tube with a mouth on one end and you know what on the other. Your skin is an organ that is built to protect you from the nasty outside world. While your skin may absorb grease from food, it will not absorb calories! I can give you loads of references but I dont feel like it - so there! Oh, and I have a BSc, a PhD, and am halfway to my MD......

    The skin is an amazing organ that protects us from the smallest of creatures - viruses, bacteria etc. Absorbing calories through your skin? Seems like a crazy urban myth to me....my science background (BSc Cellular Biology) tells me it's impossible.
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    Thanks for sharing some ideas. Finding the best tanning lotion these days was definitely quite hard since we all know there are different options to choose from. Learning these guide was definitely a big help.

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    Is it okay to tan w/o tanning lotion ...at least while on HCG??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkey2004 View Post
    Is it okay to tan w/o tanning lotion ...at least while on HCG??
    Yes, it's okay. I don't use any lotion for tanning.

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    I asked the owner of the tanning salon I go to if she knew of any good oil-free tanning lotions because I am about to start the diet and don't want to have to dry tan. She told me to get some carrot extract (natural anti-oxidant) and (red) tea extract, mix it up and put it in a spray bottle and use it for tanning lotion. She said not to use to much b/c it can stain your skin, but a light mist will keep your skin hydrated. Make sure the carrot extract is golden color and contains no mineral oil. Make sure the tea extract is organic (acts an a tan accelerator). She said most people put some kind of oil in it, such as lavender, but that is just so it has fragrance and can be left out since the purpose is to go oil-free. I am going to buy the extracts tomorrow and see how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowcat410 View Post
    So i've been looking for Oil-Free tanning lotion (indoor/sunless) and I've found 2:

    Ed Hardy Oil-Free Accelerator (which is more expensive than I want to spend)
    and
    Emerald Bay Oil Free Elixer with "double shot sugar cane bronzers and Agave Nectar".


    Can Sugar or Agave Nectar get into my blood stream? I wouldn't think so but, what do i know?!

    [Can't tan w/ mineral oil, it actually strips your tan, you're not even supposed to use body wash or bodily lotion w/ Mineral Oil.]

    I suppose I could try tanning w/out any lotion (though it's not really good for your skin especially when you've got dry skin like me).
    Hey I am going to be starting my second round and I am desperately wanting to go tanning also. And I DO NOT want to tan with out any thing. But this chick just told me about this website lotions2go and I found the Emerald Bay one on there for $6.39. Couldn't seem to find the Ed Hardy one though.

    What about this one : Hawaiian Tropic Tan Max Indoor Tanning Deep Tanning Salon Lotion????
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    If you want a couples of tanning lotions and all are oil free and of best qualities then you should go on peaudor. Peaudor is not old as much as others are but combining high tech tanning with the latest in skin care.

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    Im Confused.....has anyone found a indoor tanning lotion that IS in fact ok to use while on HCG?

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    I'd love to find a tanning lotion too. I am almost out of my current one and would like to order something that I can use during P2.
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    Squeeze - Strawberry Champage. On the bottle it says oil free, here's the ingredients list. Anything in there that jumps out as being unacceptable?

    Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Isododecane, Propanediol, Panthenol, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Parfum, Polyacrylamide, Vitex Agnus Castus Extract, Acetyl Tyrosine, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Tyrosine, Melanin, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Potassium Caproyl Tyrosine, Caffeine, Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract, Methylsilanol Acetyltyrosine, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Ascorbate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Laureth-7, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Jojoba Esters, Polyethylene, Silica, Dimethicone, Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Lilial, Linalool, Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Green 5 (CI 61570), Red 33 (CI 17200), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 6 (CI 15985)

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    So this thread is super old, but I thought I would bump it since summer is nearly upon us.

    Jojoba oil (organic variety) is an excellent moisturizer while doing the hCG protocol. It's actually classified as a wax and most closely mimics our own body-produced oils. It doesn't absorb into the bloodstream like lanolin or other applied fats or oils can.

    I use it after my shower and for tanning (outdoor and indoor booths). It's also great as a scalp treatment...

    Just thought I'd add my 2 cents for posterity There is a wealth of info online as to the uses and benefits of jojoba oil (on and off hCG protocol).

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