A little tip for those of you using products for oily skin or acne like ProActive, over the counter medications for acne or Retin-A
These products will remove a tan fast from the face unfortunately, They are designed to keep the skin free of dead skin cells, excess oil to keep break outs to a minimum.
If you are using any products that are prescribed by a dermatologist or doctor then its VERY important to let your artist know this beforehand. They can lead to a spotty or splotchy tan on your face and chest area. When using these products of course they will get on your hands and remove the tan from there as well. :/
For Brides talk to your doctor about going off the Retin-A before your wedding and getting a sunless tan 2-3 weeks before hand is the best as the medication take awhile to get out of your system especially if you have been on it for awhile.
One more thing for those of you with large pores on your face, chest and neck area...its a good idea to have your face sprayed lighter or with a clear solution so you do not get "dirty pores" once the solution is done processing it will look like you have blackheads. NOT a pretty thing!
Join me this holiday season to help some very deserving women in our community. Every year I choose a charity that I would love to help and find that I can help alot more thru my wonderful clients.
Its a win win situation, you receive a discount on your service in exchange for your donation to this years wonderful charity....Jubilee womens Center in Seattle.
Visit their site and look up stuff on their wish list, you donate and I will take 10.00 off your session. IF you donate the equivelent of the cost of my session then your sunless tan is FREE! :) So lets rock the house for a wonderful cause this Holiday season.
Thanks and Cheers!
It seems I come up against this alot in what I do and thats a certain stigma that sunless tanning has associated with it. Alot of people who have tried some form of sunless...a booth, hand applied or sprayed on by a tech.
The problem is people think... well I won't do that again it didn't work or looked horrible because it was spotty or way to dark for your skin tone. Most consumers don't know that the sunless industry is not regulated, so ANYONE can go pick up a machine and solutions and just start spraying people. All they need is a business license with the state and county they are operating a business in...thats all.
Some sunless companies offer training when you buy a package with them but always an additional cost, most think.. "oh this is easy I don't need to spend money on training" IF it was sooooo easy how come there are so many bad spray tans out there?
Alot of bad tans come from unprepared clients and technicians who have no idea about skin, skin tones or know even how to do a consultation.
When looking for a professional check out their reviews, ask about training and ask questions about them and their reason for offering this service. You as a client have a right to know that who will be spraying you knows what they are doing before you even make an appointment. Be proactive in your own glow!