Hopefully winter is winding down now but your skin has put up with a lot of different conditions over the last few months. Being covered up we sometimes forget to do some of the regular beauty routines that we do in warmer months.
When looking to getting your skin in shape for the coming spring and summer now is a great time to start with a regimen. Below are some great tips to get that skin glowing again and get rid of that dull flaky skin!
1. Dry brushing~If you have never tried it go easy the first few times you try it, you want to go for natural bristles. There are some great articles online on how to do this exfoliating correctly to ensure beautiful skin. Check out this article to get started...
2. Anti-Cellulite~ There are all kinds of wraps and such to get done at spa's that will help diminish the bumpy problem. Diet and exercise will help as well as using a wooden cellulite brush in the shower. Doing a healthy cleanse to remove toxins from the body can help with the problem as well. When you do a combination of things you will have greater results.
3. H2O~ Really can not say enough about getting adequate water thru out your day, it amazing what it does for our organs and skin it the biggest one we have! So drink as much as you can there is NO such thing as to much water. My clients that drink plenty of water have longer lasting color because they are hydrated from the inside out.
4. Hydration~ Always use the highest quality of lotions you can afford, stay away from chemical, preservative ridden products. All products have preservatives in them otherwise they would have a very short shelf life and our fridges would be packed full of stuff and NO room for food...LoL!
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It will open your eyes next time you hit the beauty counter or body care section.
I hope this helps with your glowing skin when spring comes and when you schedule your next sunless session. Your results will be so gorgeous when you practice these simple steps!
With the travel season happening right now I get this question alot especially those who are going to a warm destination.
When it comes to products to care for and make your tan last longer its best to read ingredients first. When using a body wash make sure its SLS's free, most body washes that are highly commercialized will have SLS's in them. Its a cheap detergent and it can strip or make a sunless tan appear streaky NOT good. Use the best quality you can afford, I usually recommend either one that I carry or a more natural one from the health food section in your grocery store or drug store.
When it comes to lotions same thing applies...go for the best you can afford and stay away from Petrochemicals; mineral oil and petroleum which can break down a sunless tan faster. Also remember your skin absorbes at least 60% of what you put on it!! Take care of you skin and choose "Green" products you biggest organ will thank you! (smile!)
I always have specific lotions and body washes and tan extenders to care for your tan when I arrive for your appointment so feel free to ask. Remember to get best and longest lasting results...EXFOLIATE well before your apptointment and keep your skin well HYDRATED with lotion at least once a day.
Awww spring is finally close enough to touch and I'm so very happy about that! I love to see the spring flowers and warmer temps coming back slowly and people are starting to uncover a little now.
As every spring I like to post a reminder of spring tips to get the most out of your sunless tan. For the most part we have been covered up thru another Seattle winter. Now its time to start up with our beauty routine for the upcoming summer season.
One very important habit to get into is exfoliating and make it a habit...period. Its the only beauty secret that is practically free... ok so a puff is a couple bucks. BUT the rewards are glowing skin that is softer and less dull and flaky...so much prettier than flakes. Yikes!
When prepping for your tan make sure to do it as much as you can before your session as possible, gently but thoroughly. Use a good quality hydrating lotion everynight up till your appt. Remember to use oil based exfoliants 48hr or more ahead of time to make sure the residue is off your skin. Get those mani/Pedi's day before and waxing 2days before your session as well. When doing sugaring you have no worries I can actually tan you right after with ease.
Keep the day of your session simple..nothing on your skin. Please do not exfoliate right before your appt. as opening up pores right before is not the best idea.
One more little tip...Stop spraying perfume directly on your chest, it leads to splotchy skin and so not attractive. (Wink!)
Cheers Lovelies and Looking forward to bringing your glow to your front door!
I recently have been seeing a new way to offer my clients who necessarily don't want to much color but to help correct uneven skin tones or tan lines from the summer sun.
Sunless can do this in a realistic way as long as you stay on the lighter side its very natural looking. As we go from summer to fall you can still add some depth with sunless and with the rich colors for fall a sexy glow is a must accessory!!
I have also seeing an increase in Brides who just want to even out their skin tone versus looking tan or my fave is to work with my Brides and a Professional Makeup artist of course for your day so that all is beautifully matched. The sunless when kept light takes the edge off the flashes as night falls as well and if your getting married in the evening I highly recommend a subtle glow so your not washed out with lighting and the many camera flashes!
Loving what I do and keeping busy with my wonderful clients and my 4yr old daughter. I'm very blessed and grateful!!