Thursday, June 9, 2011

There is a way to achieve a beautiful, glowing tan this summer, without spending hours in the sun. Tanning beds and tanning oils are definitely old school, they pose a risk of skin cancer, sun spots, pigmentation problems and they accelerate skin aging (yikes!). Self tanners are the way to go. We know a lot of you are nervous about looking orange so we have a few tips!
1} Exfoliate! The most important step. Give your skin a good scrub with a body brush, exfoliating scrub or whatever your preference. Make sure you avoid shaving before or immediately after you apply self tanner. Once you're out of the shower get your body completely dry
2} Apply your self tanner. There are so many available from foam, lotions and sprays. We prefer one that slowly gives you color over time (like Jergens lotion) so it's less drastic and noticeable. When you're done applying make sure you wash your hands because there's nothing worse than orange palms and knuckles!
3} Once you have a nice, even layer all over your body grab some body lotion. Apply a layer of lotion on your wrists, ankles, elbows, the backs of your knees and underarms. This will help the creases from getting to dark and looking unnatural.
4} Wait AT LEAST 10 minutes before putting close on. Avoid anything too tight or constricting or they might rub the self tanner off. Follow the directions on how long to wait until showering.
5} Problems? If you have any wierd streaks, dark spots etc. you have a couple options. Use a scrub or a wet wash cloth and scrub the dark areas or some people swear by lemon juice.
Voila! A lovely tan! If all this sounds a little scary remember that we offer custom airbrush tanning! Pin It

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