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!
While your pregnant you may think that tanning of any kind is not safe anymore. Well you are partly right, during this most amazing time your body undergoes soooo many transformations.
Laying in the sun for obvious reasons is not the best idea, but the worst is going into the spray booths. The air is full of tanning solution in a thick mist and your breathing that in?! Please stay out of them at least while your pregnant, if you choose to go back to them after up to you.
You also may want to wait till your second trimester as your skin and hormones are in overdrive your tans may turn out a little funky.
You can get a gorgeous tan though thru sunless and thats when you have a technician spray you. I have my clients wear a disposable mask till the end, I also use my Eco-cert. Organic DHA express glow. You have less time on the skin and lots of organic ingredients to replenish your skin.
So if your doing those beautiful pregnancy pictures keep that in mind, I did quite a few this summer and was soooo fun for me. Now if I could just get the pictures from the now new busy Mama's ;)
Cheers Mommies to be!
Hard to believe that fall is already knocking on our door! Its been a great summer here in the NW and for me personally lots of exciting things professionally thats for sure.
I wanted to touch on a trend for fall that I hope women in the area embrace...A sunless tan does not always mean looking "Tan" sometime its just a little more than a dewy glow. I suggest for the fall going a little lights to compliment the tones for the season. Going all out on sunless session this time of year can look a bit obvious, so tone it down a bit with maybe a 7 or 8% instead of 9 or 10%.
So go just a tad lighter... make your teeth whiter, eyes sparkle and your skin more radiant and softer for the beautiful fall season upon us!
Loving what I do and keeping busy with my wonderful clients and my 4yr old daughter. I'm very blessed and grateful!!