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Old 02-20-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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You know how, when you go to a tanning bed, there is a funny smell on your skin for the rest of the day? What is that?
Same thing happens when I use a self tanner, and I've heard it's true when you get a spray tan too. I understand that the spray tan or self tanner may have an odor, but I don't know what smells when you use a tanning bed. It does not happen when you get a natural tan in the sun.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: US
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Maybe you are smelling the sanitizer spray? I know regular sunlight deodorizes things by killing bacteria and drying items out.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: compton
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thats nasty get off here wit dhat
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I've never noticed a "funky" smell after using a tanning bed, unless I've used a lotion with a scent I don't like...and that's happened! Now, I go for an unscented lotion, since when I do use a tanning bed, it's in the middle of the workday, and I can't go and shower the lotion off....so I've found unscented is better for me.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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Maybe you're smelling someone else's burnt skin?
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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No, it's a smell that lingers on my skin afterward. I do not use a lotion while I tan and there is no odor in the tanning bed. It's as if there is some kind of chemical reaction that takes place.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Yes, I know exactly what you mean. When I would tan, I would smell it also, just faint, but I know what you mean. I just used lotion on my face though. Once I would take a shower, a few hours later, the smell goes away.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Is it an ozone smell - one of the smells you have around a thunderstorm (how do I describe a smell on a web forum?!) UV can generate ozone from atmospheric diatomic (normal) oxygen.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I know exactly what smell you're talking about. I've wondered about it too.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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Mites!! do you know? This is a dead mites body scent!!! lol, maybe not!!
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