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What Tanning Experts Say About Unwanted Self Tanning Streaks

Getting yourself a tan can be a big step to the much needed boost in confidence. In fact, having a tan is one of the most ideal approaches to achieving a better look. While you can try to cook yourself a tan in your local tanning salon or bathe under the sun for hours on end, using a self tanner is the most ideal way of earning the bronze tone.

bikini-1230511_1280Why is that? Self tanners aid your skin on getting a tan without the need of UV rays exposure. Studies have been conducted around tanning with UV rays and they’ve proven to be quite dangerous; going as far as to inciting cancer on the individual. While that is a grim thought, self tanners have their share of tricky applications. If it’s your first time or you’re a regular, there are still some circumstances that might cause to botch up a good tanning session. With the aid of some experts, here are some tips to guide you to making the best out of your tan:

Before

– Exfoliating before application is the key.

– You’ll have to avoid putting on some moisturizers or lotions since they will block out the self tanner from your skin. These topical hydrators provide a layer of moisture that clashes with the self tanning agent.

During

– Don’t get too active. If you get too active and cause yourself to sweat too much, chances are the self tan will run causing a lot of streaking. If it’s really humid, try to chill in a cool place or wait for the temperature to go lower. You’ll want to avoid any form of sweat for 6 hours since application.

– Never use your bare hands. No one wants to have really orange hands so make the most out of the tanning mitts.

After

– Avoid the pool as best as possible. The chlorine in the swimming pool acts as a bleaching agent so diving into it as soon as the tan sets will surely cause some discoloration in various places.

– Never forget to moisturize. No one likes to see flaky, tan skin.

With these tips to guide you, you’ll get through the streaky approach to self tanning and enjoy the bronze color without having to soak up those pesky UV rays.

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Things We Miss Out When Using a Sun Tan

Sunscreen or sun tans are a common application on our skin when we go to the beach or spend a long day under the sun. At times, we think that having some sunscreen is good enough to block out the harmful effects or even the possible discoloration of your skin due to the consistent exposure under the sun. Whatever the reason is, we’ve come to believe that sun tans are the best defense to prevent blistering sunburn.

Young attractive girl enjoys hot summer day at the beach.

Young attractive girl enjoys hot summer day at the beach.

However, we’ve actually been doing things wrong. Despite the many directions that sun tans provide in their bottles, there are specific tips to remember to make the most out of these topical applications:

– Sun tans work a good 10-20 minutes after they have been applied. This means you’ll need to get them absorbed into your skin before you dive into the waters. Additionally, since the sun tan is a liquid or viscous application, diving into the pool can wash some of it off.

– You’ll need to lather yourself in a lot of it to make it worth. If you’re the individual who wants to avoid little to any chances of tanning, you may want to drench your body in as much sun tan as possible. Studies have proven that most individuals only put a fourth of the amount of sun tan that is ideal. Another tip is to never miss out on a spot, no one wants a nasty burn after their much desired beach trip.

– Sun tan needs to be applied every two to three hours. You’d be surprised to know that much like lotion; sun tan also dries up on our skin. If you’ve been under the sun for quite some time, chances are you’re already without the protection of your sun tan.

These tips should help you out on making the most out of your sun tan.

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Spray Tan FAQ

Spray Tanning has become quite a known method of airbrush tattooing. Despite its unique approach to earning a tan, there are certain questions that still bubble up with this particular choice of tanning.

What are the benefits of a Spray Tan?

Due to it being an applied tan, your skin is not under the harsh treatment of the sun or UV rays. This also means you’re not subjecting your body to a risk of getting cancer in your journey to get a tan. With the precision of an airbrush, you’re assured that your tan is high quality despite being cheap.

How do I get started with Spray Tan?

Fake tanFirst and foremost, you’ll need a reliable airbrush kit as well as the particular shade of pigment that you want to apply on your skin. Much like tanning, it’s ideal to exfoliate your skin prior to applying the tan concoction.

Once you’ve set the air compressor with the airbrush then you’re good to go.

If you’re not the type to apply the spray tan on yourself, there are various tanning salons which offer the option of spray tan. This also makes application on your back much easier.

What kind of pigment or paint should I get?

Remember to always make use of FDA approved paints to avoid any unwanted results such as skin irritations or allergies. Choose the color of the pigment that you think is the best shade of tan on your skin.

If your skin is leaning on the sensitive type, it’s best to make use of a more

What do I need to wear?

You can opt to wear a bathing suit, undies that would be sacrificed for the tanning session or nothing. It’s best to choose which article of clothing your comfortable with to enjoy the tanning session.

Will spray tan cause it to streak?

Using the airbrush to apply your tan does not cause it to streak. Due to the consistent flow of air from the air compressor and the maneuverability of the airbrush, it’s easy to glide the tan along your body. In fact, due to the precise approach in tanning, you’re able to create a 3D tan.

Will it stain my clothes?

You can rest assured that spray tans don’t smudge your clothing. This is due to the pigment being soluble to water. Thus, if you throw your clothes in the wash, there’s not a single trace of the bronzer on your fabrics.

How long does a spray tan last?

The average spray tan can last for five days but it can stay for as long as ten days. The length of it staying on your skin greatly depends on your skin type and your lifestyle.

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What Makes Your Body Darker Than Your Face

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Having uneven skin tone can be quite a nightmare but this is heightened if your face and your body are shades apart. This can be quite a big problem as this can turn heads and it can also cause issues with which clothes to wear. This can also be a product of tanning as much of your body absorbs the sun’s rays as opposed to our face. Since our face has a much sensitive skin than our body’s, we tend to shield it a lot thus earning a much lighter tone.

Beauty woman face closeup isolated on black backgroundWhile we can stress just how bad this situation can be, it’s better if we look into the possible solutions to correct your skin tone.

  • Makeup is your friend. While we can’t magically change the color of our body or our face, makeup is a good way to help even out the skin tone. It’s best to remember using the right shade of foundation since a lighter foundation might end up highlighting your face.
  • Use a self-tanner. If you’re more on an olive color or bronze, dabbing on some self-tanners will do the trick. It gets better as you can manipulate the way how the bronze settles on your skin. This gives room to the 3D like tan that the Jenners have popularized.
  • Bronzers are a key to getting the dark hues right. If you’re not sure about trying out some self-tanning then bronzers is the next best cosmetics agent. With a dab of this powder on your skin, you can easily shift the tone. Much like a self-tanner, using a bronzer can help you achieve a more contoured appearance.
  • If you’re not keen on the makeup department, you may want to try out some bronzing balms. It’s a little different than bronzers as these concoctions work much like how BB creams do. With their thicker consistency and thick but non-greasy coverage, the bronzing balms are a good way to darken the pigmentation of your face.
  • Revamp your skin care regimen. At times, our bodies do miss out on the tender loving care which is why skin discoloration starts. It’s best to set aside some time for a full-body exfoliating session. It’s best to be keen on the neck and your chest areas as these spots tend to have the stark difference in color.

Difference in color should never get in the way of you being comfortable with yourself. With these little tidbits, you can surely achieve an even tone for any occasion.

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How to Get Tanned Fast

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Having a tan colored skin tone brings out the features of your body as well as boosts your sex-appeal. However, it’s not that easy to have a tan especially if you don’t know how to do it. There are many ways to get a tan fast and the results of it depend on how you do it and if you did it properly. Here are some ways to get that glowing bronzed body in no time.

Do it naturally 

  1. Choose a lotion or oil (whichever suits you) with low SPF for a fast tan as well as protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays.
  2. Apply the lotion or oil of choice before sunbathing.
  3. Get naked to even out the tan color throughout your skin.
  4. Choose the spot where there is direct sunlight in order to speed up the tanning process (you can do it while dipping in water as well).
  5. After getting the right color you want, moisturize your body frequently by using products that’s purposed for that. 

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  1. Choose your method. You can either choose to use fake tanners or spray tan. I suggest you avoid the sun beds as it could be very dangerous for your skin.
  2. Choose the product that suits your method. For fake tanners, you can choose from a variety of products like oils, creams and lotions found at Thermalabs. If you plan on spray tanning, better find a complete set of equipment for doing just that.
  3. Be sure to shave body hair before undergoing the process of self-tanning.
  4. Exfoliate beforehand to improve the speed of tanning and enhance results.
  5. Apply the desired product. For fake tanners, be sure to read the labels of the product before doing anything. You can even watch tutorials in the internet with the desired product. For spray tans, make sure to choose a wide area where you can spray freely. Cover the floor with newspapers to protect it from getting stained. When spraying, be sure to apply evenly throughout your body.

After tanning process is completed, moisturize your body every day to prolong the effect on your skin.

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Best Natural Tanning Oils to Enhance Your Tan

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Let’s face it, most of us wants a beautiful tan. Summer time is sunbathing time and exposing your skin to the sun is good because it is a source of vitamin D. However, overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays damages your skin. Don’t fret. With the introduction of self-tanners, you can still get that nice tan even with minimal exposure to the sun. Here are some of the best natural self-tanning oils with their equivalent SPF (Sun Protection Factor) that you can use and is readily available. 

Coconut Oil

SPF 2-8. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acid and is good for those who have sensitive skin. 

Wheat Germ Oil

SPF 20. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E which helps smoothen your skin and free from wrinkles. 

Olive Oil

SPF 2-10. Rich in vitamin E which helps your skin moisturized and feel softer. 

Avocado Oil

SPF 4-15: Avocado oil contains rich fatty acids which helps keep dry skin moisturized. 

Sesame Oil

sesame seeds in sack and bottle of oil on rustic tableSPF 4-6. Sesame oil is rich in vitamins D, E and B complex. It is an effective skin moisturizer and also makes your skin softer. 

Lavender Oil

SPF 6. Lavender oil helps keep the skin from aging. It has anti-bacterial properties which helps heal wounds specially damages skin due the harmful UV rays of the sun. 

Hazelnut Oil

SPF 15. Hazelnut oil contains rich fatty acids and vitamin E. Both helps moisturize your skin and keep it soft and smooth.

Create a mixture of these oils using coconut oil as your base (about 70-80% of the total volume). Remember, always exfoliate or do some body scrub at least 12-24hrs before applying these home-made natural tanning oils to remove dead skin cells to make them more effective. Also, most of these tanning oils are mild sun-protectants so you might want to try several mixtures first to find out which will best work for your skin type.

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Skincare Tips Before Tanning

Skincare Tips Before Tanning

 

Did you know that it is far better to have your nail polish on before a tanning session? Even if you have acrylic nails or a gel manicure before you start using spray tan on your skin, the spray tan will not affect your nails. The reason for this is because nails and toenails will be cleaned at the end of the spray tan session which prevents your nails from getting stained.Fashion Girl Portrait

Keep in mind that it will be a better experience for you to get your face or body waxed prior the tanning session. Also refrain from waxing after a spray tan or before your first shower. In addition to this, make sure that threading and waxing procedures of eyebrows and lips should be accomplished before the tanning session too. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong if you want your eyebrows plucked after your tanning session while threading can be done after your first shower after your tanning session.

When exfoliating, make sure to use non-oil based, gritty scrub or a loofah before your tanning session. The last thing that you want is to have uneven patches on your skin due to dead skin residue. Also limit your shaving after your tanning session because shaving is also a form of exfoliation though shaving after the initial shower should not pose a problem.

As a final note with regard to skin and nail care, eyelash extension also does not cause any unpleasant experiences. However, make sure that you apply them before the tanning session or apply them during the same day as the tanning session provided that they are done before the actual session.

When it comes to caring for your tanned skin, the key is to keep it moisturized. And even if you have a darker skin than usual, make sure to use sunblock when going out. Moisturizing lotion with high SPF is a good choice since it gives you sun protection and moisturizing effect at the same time.

 

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Benefits of Spray Tanning

A lot of people have already moved from getting their skin bronzed through sun bathing to visiting tanning salons and an even bigger number of people going for self –tanning products for convenience and to lessen the risk of damaging their skin through repeated exposure to harmful UV rays. But did you know that you have the opportunity to retain a healthy tanning lifestyle by opting for organic tanning solutions?

visagist making makeup for model with aerographUtilizing an organic spray tan ensures that you do not get any wrinkles, rashes, skin irritation and other skin problems in the process. Through organic spray tanning, it keeps the moisture of the skin intact while repairing damaged skin cells thanks to organic spray tan products consisting mostly of organic ingredients. It does not contain synthetic colors, parabens, alcohol, oil, perfume, odor or any form of chemicals or preservatives which can be harmful to your skin that other spray tan products have as part of their ingredients.

In addition to these facts, organic spray tan solutions do not have any odor and creates tan that lasts longer and that fade more evenly. It also conceals cellulite and blemishes which help beautify your skin. Organic tan spray products also cost the same as their non-organic counterparts on the market which makes them a more attractive option especially for those who are conscious about their skin’s health. It is only a matter of time before tanning enthusiasts switch to the much safer organic spray tan.

To get started with spray tanning, find a tanning machine with real value.  Here are some of the popular professional tanning system:

  • Eleuthera Spray Tanning Machine
  • Exuma Spray Tanning Machine
  • Mayaguana Spray Tanning Machine
  • Inagua Airbrush Machine
  • Samana Airbrush Machine

Achieve a flawless tan this season and dress up for the parties. And if you are feeling generous, you can even pick one of the tanning machines above as a gift to your tanning addict friend.