There are a few things you can use in place of tanning lotion, including body butters, and aloe vera gel. These products will help keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out during your tanning session. You should avoid using any products with SPF in them, as this will block the UV rays and prevent you from tanning. Most salons ask clients not to wear tanning oils as they are difficult to clean off their sunbeds and create a safety hazard as they tend to be slippery. Always ask your tanning bed provider which lotions you can or can’t use.