Making your tan last!
When you have a session with me I always give you tips on how to make your glow last and fade just like a real tan. I decided to give a little low down here on my blog for those of you who may not be able to have a session with me.
~First I always tell my clients to use high quality products to exfoliate and hydrate their skin. Cheap products have junk them; yes I'm a product snob! (wink)
~Exfoliate on a regular basis, not just once right before your tan.
~You can make your own simple scrub; granulated sugar and a Rami mitt or washcloth.
~Hydrate your skin from the inside out; Drink lots of water and use a great lotion.
~Do not spray perfume on your chest, spray it on your clothes. Your tan can get splotchy here due to the build up of perfume it permeates the skin w/repeated use.
~Stay away from really hot showers and NO baths till you want to remove the tan. When your ready to do that take a HOT batch with some baby oil and baking soda and soak for 10min then stand up and scrub.
~If you skip days of putting lotion on your skin then it will fade quicker and can get splotchy...A real tan does the same thing. Its your natural cells shedding, they don't shed evenly.
~The more you do sunless the better it keeps taking, Even my clients who do it only once a month find that it looks so natural.
~Before working out put a little cornstarch based powder on the shoulders, between breasts, under underarms. Then when done make sure to rinse off the sweat don't let it sit on your skin to dry, sweat has all those toxins that you just got out of your body...so rinse!
Hope this helps you get good sunless even if I can't be the one giving it to you!
Embracing a softer side of sunless
When most think of a sunless tan the image of a really tan look is about the only option when in reality sunless can be many different colors.
Many first time clients especially ones that are fair don't realize that when getting a sunless tan that they can actually have something that is soft and pretty. My favorite is actually to keep it on the medium to light side as this is most natural looking for our area here in Seattle. When proper care is given it will look just like a real tan and gradually fade away.
If your going on Vacation to someplace warm or tropical you can have a little more fun and I recommend a tan extender to take with you to keep a safe glow going.
But in Seattle this time of year now thru New Years soft and glowing is just the ticket! So remember to do good prep and it will keep people guessing because it will look so natural and pretty they won't guess its Faux Tan!
Being a Mom myself its defiantly been an adventure to say the least! Being in the sunless industry for as long as I have has also let me help alot of Mom's feel just a little sexier, more self confident and just pretty about themselves.
Whether its going on vacation to Hawaii or putting on a cocktail dress after losing the baby weight...which is a celebration in itself!!
As the seasons change I personally start to feel a little pasty and kind of blah at the thought of a NW winter on the horizon. Its actually my favorite time of year to have a sunless tan, picks me up and puts a smile on my face. The biggest change that you need to remember is to go lighter than in the summer months so thats its not obvious that you just got a spray tan.
As a Mom any thing that makes you feel better, sexier, prettier or makes you smile is all good!! I think the men in your life would agree as well. ;)
Mom's you want to make sure that if your nursing that when you get one that you cover up your nipples as its a membrane directly into your bloodstream. NOT something you need in your body while breastfeeding or pumping! I always have my pregnant Mom's to be wear a mask during their session and I also have protective eye glasses if needed as well.
One note is to stay OUT of the spray booths while you are pregnant, inhaling that thick mist is not good for you or little on on board!! Ask your doc he will agree, get a professionally applied sunless tan. This is not the time to go the inexpensive route.
So for all the Mom's when you need a little pick-me-up try some sunless for some sexy glow just for you and the other benefits (boyfriend, husband or partner thinking you look smokin hot!!) are not bad either...
Loving what I do and keeping busy with my wonderful clients and my 4yr old daughter. I'm very blessed and grateful!!