Archive for January, 2010
If you have never applied a spray tan before, you may be asking yourself, “What type of sunless tanning solution should I use?” The truth is that there is no objective answer that will work for all people, and the proper solution is contingent on your particular skin tone and characteristics. There are four skin types, and there is a different solution that is appropriate for each one:
~Type I skin is typically very fair and is characterized by sensitivity to sun and inability to tan. A solution with a DHA percentage around 7 is optimal.
~Type II has similar characteristics as Type I expect that you will be able to achieve a light tan; a stronger solution with a DHA percentage of 7-9 is recommended.
~Type III is the category that most Caucasians fit into, and these people can achieve a medium tan in the sun. A solution with a DHA percentage of around 9 is advised.
~Type IV is the darkest category and usually includes people of Hispanic, Asian and Mediterranean descent. A stronger solution of 9-11 is suggested, and you may even add extra darkening solution
Now that you’ve taken the proper preparations to ensure that your tan is applied correctly and professionally, you don’t want your airbrush tanning solution to fade away in a few days. When you go to get your spray tan, make sure that you wear loose, inexpensive clothing. Immediately following application, the solution can be somewhat sticky, and you don’t want any of it peels off onto your clothes.
Depending on the type of solution that you use, the amount of time that you should stay away from water will vary. Follow the specific instructions for your product, and be sure to avoid water, including sweating, during that period. Finally, moisturize your skin with a natural product on a daily basis. Not only will this help preserve your tan, but it will also improve the overall quality of your skin.
Last time we discussed the importance of the solution in the spray tanning equation. Another crucial element to consider is whether or not the spray tanning artist uses a barrier cream. To make a rather crude reference, it essentially acts like masking tape when painting a house—preventing the solution from affecting certain areas of your body. While this may sound like a sound idea, a seasoned artist will not require this product to do quality work.
Before going for your airbrush tanning appointment, be sure to exfoliate and moisturize your skin first. This will improve the overall quality of the tan that you receive and ensure that your color stays for a prolonged period. Next time we’ll review some further tanning preparations and methods for preserving your color.
There have been amazing innovations in recent years that have made sunless tanning more realistic looking and affordable than ever. There are several factors to consider when looking into a sunless tanning solution. From the product that you use to how it is applied, every choice will have a drastic impact on the final product.
Spray tanning allows you to pinpoint the exact skin tone and coloring that you desire. When spray tanning, the most important thing to consider is the solution that is being used. Like with most things in life, you tend to get what you pay for. More expensive tanning solutions generally give you a natural look and cleaner application.
Now that winter is upon us, I am beginning to realize that my summer tan has long been a thing of the past. Due to my Irish and Russian heritage, I tend to become somewhat translucent during the balmy winter months. This year I’ve decided to combat this unattractive trend and have begun searching for a safe and effective tanning solution.
For several reasons, I am diametrically opposed to lying in a tanning bed. Not only are there significant health risks, but it also feels like a less than masculine venture. Last week my sister suggested that I try some of her tanning lotion, and I instantly saw results. My skin has regained its healthy glow and I can even apply it in the privacy of my own home.
Spray tan tents are a must have for your mobile tanning business or to your spray tanning salon. These spray tan tents quickly and neatly pop up into shape and just as quickly fold up for travel.
Mobile tanning technicians love spray tan tents for their flexibility. Salons seeking to add on spray tanning services appreciate how quickly they can create a spray tanning space. They are equally at home in the salon or as mobile tanning salon or at an airbrush tanning party.
When spray tanning in customer’s home it is sometimes convenient to use a spray tanning tent. Using a spray tanning tent keeps the mess of performing a spray tan self contained. Perfect for people who provide mobile spray tanning services.
Spray tanning tents today are normally durable and waterproof and fold away into an extremely lightweight and mobile bag. You can find a tanning tent at sites like Artesian Tan.com a sunless tanning supply for around $79.00.
The effects of tanning beds have long since been under debate, and the questions only increase with the growing number of beds emerging throughout the world: Are they safe? Do they increase the body’s production of vitamin D? Can overuse be linked to some forms of cancer?
People will disagree over some of these questions, but the bottom line is that overexposure to ultraviolet radiation – the type that tanning beds give off – is inherently harmful. They can damage skin cells and alter DNA structure, which can cause cancer and melanoma. The FDA and World Health Organization have denounced the use of tanning beds, citing cosmetic reasons as the basis for their claims. That being said, there is a safe way to maintain a healthy glow throughout the year: sunless tanning lotion. The lotion provides the same color and consistency of a tanning bed without exposing you to the detrimental radiation.