So this other day I was emailing some other women in my field who live and own business's in Manhattan and LA and who have very well know sunless salons; Sally at Brazilbronze and Katie at Kona Tanning. One thing that they both repeated that is not true here in the Seattle area is that in those metropolitian cities sunless is a way of life not just something you do for a special occassions.
These women have celebrity clientele and many other professional women, Moms and young women for clients as do I..well still working on the Celebrity part!! My goal is to educate more women of all ages on how much damage is done to the skin thru tanning beds and to much exposure to the sun. Believe me I know that when the sun shines here in Seattle that everyone and thier dog gets out in it ASAP and I do enjoy it myself with Sunscreen of course. We are very deficient here in Vitamin D and do need a dose of sunshine and it elevates our mood too, after all the gloomy days here to take a toll!
Sunless tanning has been around for a long time and Seattle is a little more reluctant to new things I have found, when I started airbrushing back in 2001 people thought I was from mars!! Now its much more accepted but I still have many first time clients which I love to convert them to the sunless side of life... ;o)
Ok I know I'm on roll.. one reason being is that my last facial I asked my esthetician what these funny pore were...well she said thats (some techinal term) and its caused from SUN damage from years back. YIKES I know I was a sunbather in my teens and early 20's not the tanning bed type of gal so I was like how can that be? She said it can take 10 or more years for deep damage to surface and when it does it can be permanent or you may need laser or skin resurfacing to remove it...can you say expensive?!!
Ok so thats all I hope you think about your choices next time your heading to the tanning salon even if its a spray booth ( if your pregnant please STAY away from the booth!!) theres no damage done with that choice. Happy Sunless to you!
Loving what I do and keeping busy with my wonderful clients and my 4yr old daughter. I'm very blessed and grateful!!