[QUOTE=camina;3152720]I saw some lotions you can buy but they were ridiculously (sp?) expensive!
Also, how long before I start to see a nice tan on my body? After how many sessions?[/QUOTE]
Dry skin, expensive lotions, "nice tan", = skin damage, skin cancers, melanoma, painful treatments, disfiguring scars, possible death.
Harsh? Possibly, and while everything you do is a personal decision which is your right, it needs to be said that there is no safe tan. Sometimes people just dont know - I didn't. I learned the hard way.
I used to tan regularly & I loved to be tan. The answer to your questions are easy - with lotions (any good lotion not just the over priced lotions they sell) you should be able to control any dry skin. Depending on your skin coloring, you could see results after the first session.
I just encourage you to make an educated decision on tanning - don't just do it cause you want to look tan. Look into the effects of tanning and the things that can happen to you.
Have a great day!