Summer Hours

Summer Hours

We will now be slightly reducing our hours in the summer to reflect the slower season. July1st to August 31st of every year, our summer hours will now be:
Weekdays: 10AM – 9PM
Weekends: 10AM – 6PM

The True Value of a Tanning Lotion

The True Value of a Tanning Lotion

Ever wondered why some tanning lotions are pricier then others? This might help to explain why.

We take our bottle of 14 KARAT GOLD RUSH by Design Skin for example, it has almost 5 things going on inside of it.

1. First, the bottle contains Tyrosine, an amino acid which boosts the melanin production in the body and accelerates the browning of the melanin injunction with U.V Light.
2. Secondly, the bottle contains a sunless bronzer which continues to tan your skin for up to 3-12 hours after your tanning session. These bronzers can stay on your skin for 5-7 days.
3. Thirdly, the bottle contains cosmetic immediate bronzers, similar to a liquid bronzer found at Shoppers or Sephora, which provides immediate colour!
4. Fourth, the bottle contains a few different intense and deep moisturizers that help fight against the drying effects of the sun.
5. Last but not least, the bottle contains anti-oxidants, anti-aging and skin firming ingredients found in high-end skin care products. 14K Gold Rush contains Hyaluronic acid, a moisture-binding characteristic is exceptionally important when it comes to skin aging.


4 Main Benefits to Purchasing a Lotion in Ottawa

4 Main Benefits to Purchasing a Lotion in Ottawa


Accelerate Your Tan

• The melanin activating peptides, which are the basis of all lotions ( non-bronzers and bronzers ), aid the producing of new melanin cells that create the brown pigmentation during U.V light exposure.

• Lotions also bring oxygen to the skin to accelerate your tanning session.


 Moisturize For a Deeper, Darker, Longer lasting Tan

•Moist skin tans 40% more efficiently than dry skin. If you look at dry skin under a microscope, you’ll see a lot of peaks and valleys; this inconsistency smoothness reflects U.V light in certain areas and absorbs it in other areas causing your tan to be inconsistent. By smoothing out the skin with a proper moisturizer, you are absorbing more U.V light evenly and contributing to a 40% better tan result.


Skin Care

• The majority of our tanning lotions contain anti-oxidants, skin firming, and anti-aging ingredients to provide the best possible looking skin while achieving a dark tan.


•You can choose a lotion that has extra bronzing power and adds additional colour  to your skin on top of your U.V tan.

• This helps darken your skin faster and longer, allowing you to get the same results with less visits to the salon. It also helps busts tanning plateaus that you would eventually get with the U.V light.


Natural Lotions
• We now carry a variety of lotions with natural organic ingredients that are free from cosmetic preservatives.
Sensitive Skin/Hypoallergenic

• We carry a special line of tanning lotions for those with sensitivities to certain perfumes and ingredients.


Scent Free

• Lotions that are completely scent free.
• This works well for people who are sensitive to smells or who like to wear other perfumes/colognes and don’t want it to interfere.
Men’s Lotions

• Men have traditional thicker skin and more body hair.

• These lotions spread between hair follicles better.


Tingle Lotions

• These work extremely well; especially for the legs. They help oxygenate the skin.

• Oxygen is a key player in the tan. It’s also the reason why people have a hard time tanning their legs, and it’s also the reason why some people get the white bunny tale on the bottom of their backs where the bed causes pressure points with the skin.


Tattoo Guard

• We have a line of lotions that contain tattoo protectors. Tiger grass is the main ingredient and is well known for its colour preserving properties


Facial Tanners

• We wash our face with different soap then we wash our body. Our face is more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our body and we treat it differently with special tanning lotions.

• Our facial tanning lotions are oil free. Oily body lotions are great for tanning and provide lots of moisturizing effects for our skin, however, we don’t want to clog our face pores with these lotions.

My favourite ingredient with facial tanning lotions is hyaluronic serum. . Naturally found in the body, hyaluronic serum secures moisture and creates fullness..



At Bel-O-Sol Tanning Salon, we have one of the largest selection of tanning lotions in Ottawa; with over 61 different bottles of lotions to choose from.

Call Today for more information. Located at the corner of Bank St and Walkley Rd.


Can A Tanning Salon In Ottawa Help With Hives?

Can A Tanning Salon In Ottawa Help With Hives?

A new study that was recently published talks about the potential link with Vitamin D and hives, and indoor tanning is a great source of to obtain these essential vitamin levels.

Vitamin D deficiency is actually quite serious, and there are many people in Canada who have this issue. People who are low in vitamin D often find that they have very pale skin, difficulty staying energetic, and also have difficulty in losing weight. If you’ve been feeling listless and lethargic, you may be experiencing signs of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency can also make it difficult for people with longterm skin problems, such as chronic hives, to get the relief that they need.

One recent study conducted by doctors at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has pegged vitamin D therapy as a way to help patients with chronic hives overcome their outbreaks faster than ever before. The short study used vitamin D3 pills to help curb signs of hives that have already appeared, and according to the doctors, they managed to see some success. Even small doses of vitamin D were able to help peoples’ symptoms improve. Doctors also noted that higher doses of vitamin D improved the overall results that the patients experienced.

Granted, this study was done with D3 pills, but scientists are now speculating that a wider range of vitamin D an help prevent and curb damage due to allergic outbreaks like the ones seen with chronic hives. If you’re averse to the idea of popping vitamin D supplement pills, don’t worry – you can still get the same effects by simply booking a short appointment at a tanning salon in Ottawa.

The bottom line about tanning is really quite simple. As long as you approach the entire issue of going to a tanning salon with a sense of moderation, you might actually get some health benefits from having this be a regular habit. As long as you do your part to make sure that you avoid overtanning, or avoid getting burned by the sun, you will be able to avoid vitamin D deficiency, get a fabulous tan, and also keep your risk of skin cancer at a minimum.


Why Heading To An Ottawa Tanning Salon Could Be Healthy

Why Heading To An Ottawa Tanning Salon Could Be Healthy

Almost every concern you’ll hear from people who have never gone to an Ottawa tanning salon is that they are worried about the recent concerns about U.V exposure. Though it is true that overuse of a tanning bed, or even going out in the sun for too long, is not recommended, there are some perks to tanning that many people forget. As many die-hard tan fans can tell you, tanning has the interesting perk of causing your body to create Vitamin D.

Believe it or not, Ottawa has been dealing with an epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency, which can seriously harm a person’s health. People who are lacking in this important vitamin often feel lethargic, have to deal with weight gain, and even can deal with depression. And according to a recent study from the University of Kansas, that’s not the only thing that can happen should a person be low on Vitamin D for too long. Recently, studies have shown that people who have serious Vitamin D deficiency could get brain damage and memory loss as well.

It’s common for regular people to go to extremes when they hear bad news regarding something involving health, and many people have made snap judgments about the safety of UV rays because of the studies that have made national news attention. It’s important, very much so, to keep in mind that there are two sides to every story. Doctors across the country do not deny the benefits of sunlight, and even go so far as to suggest that people get at least 10 to 15 minutes of sunlight and/or UV rays every day in order to avoid Vitamin D deficiency.

Hitting up an Ottawa tanning salon is often thought of as a quick and easy way to improve your skin’s look, and to get a beautiful, summery glow no matter what the weather looks like. The reason why people think that a golden glow looks healthy is because sunlight is healthy, and a tan is pretty good evidence that an individual has gotten their fair share of Vitamin D. So, if you’re feeling blue, or if you’re feeling a little lethargic, it might be in your interest to boost your Vitamin D by booking a 10 minute session at your favorite Ottawa tanning salon.

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