Bridal guide Spray Tanning tip #1 planning
Your wedding is going to be one of the most memorable moments of your life and the last thing you want is extra stress of having a bad spray tan. I decided to write this blog post to help all the brides out there who are new to spray tanning. I hope it will provide some helpful tips to ensuring you have a beautiful glow on your wedding day!
First thing first, as a bride you should always give your self plenty of time for trial and error. It is extremely important, especially in regards to spray tanning. I always suggest brides giving themselves 2 months if they have never spray tanned before. This allows enough time to find that perfect color and if needed the perfect spray tan technician.
Another decision that you need to make, as if there isn’t enough things you need to make a decision about, is the question do you want your bridal party to be tan as well. I personally believe that everyone looks better with a natural looking tan, especially on special occasions where photos are going to be a life long keep sake. If you decide to make this executive order, than it is important that you discuss this with your bridal party. If you are new to spray tanning, your bridal party might know of a great place to get a spray tan.
I personally think it is a great idea for bridal parties to all spray tan at the same place. Most salons offer great specials with groups for special occasions and can be another great memory you can create with your bridal party. This is a great way to save money as well as have some more fun with your friends and family!
Some of the best spray tans can be ruined before you leave your appointment. This can happen simply by just putting your clothes back on or even by something natural as sweating. The last thing someone wants after getting a spray tan is to have unwanted discoloration marks or tan lines. This can happen by not wearing loose enough fitting clothes or the wrong type of fabric. It can also happen just by your body sweating. Either way, you should be able to have a perfect spray tan every time.
The application of drying powder can put all these fears aside. Drying powder is a talc-free powder that helps prevent the spray tan from getting a negative effect. The most common areas that the drying powder should be applied to involves the armpits, underneath the breasts, behind the knees and in the creases of the arms. The application of drying powder after your spray tan, also stops any sticky feeling that can occur.
Spray Tan Tip #2
We have all seen and heard horror stories of a bad spray tan. What many don’t know, is that these horror stories could have been prevented with proper knowledge of spray tanning and the products used during a spray tan. One of the best products that should always be used during a spray tan session is the application of barrier cream.
The last thing anyone wants is to have discoloration of the skin including dark patches on the body. Exfoliating can help prevent these trouble areas from having dark coloration from the spray tan solution. Sometimes Peoples’ skin can be really dry even after exfoliating. Sometimes these dry patches of skin still need protection to prevent an over absorbance of the spray tan solution. Barrier cream is the preferred method to prevent over absorption of spray tan solution.
Barrier cream is a life saver in the spray tanning industry. It works wonders by preventing the spray tanning solution from being excessively absorbed into the skin. The common places on the body that barrier cream should be applied to the palm of the hands, cuticles, feet, elbows, and knees. These parts of the body tend to absorbed the spray tanning solution drastically more than other parts of the body. When barrier cream is not used properly, the skin can show negative signs of a spray tan. The increased absorbency of the spray tanning solution can appear darker than the rest of the body including orange coloring.
For best results, the spray tanning technician should always apply the barrier cream for each client. The spray tan technician will know the correct amount based on your skin consultation. You should never have to worry about how much or how little barrier cream should be applied, let the professionals make that decision!
Spray tanning solution such as ST. TROPEZ and Norvell allows people to get a great natural looking tan, without the negative affects of outdoor tanning thanks to one key ingredient DHA (dihydroxyacetone).
What is DHA? DHA is a colorless derivative from glycerin and when it comes into contact with skin the amino acids on the skin surface create a reaction that produces a brown color. DHA is non-toxic and does not absorb into the bloodstream once applied to the skin.
Different solutions have various percentage amounts of DHA. The higher amounts of DHA in the spray tanning solution will create a darker looking tan. Most professional spray tanning solutions contain anywhere from 7.5-12% DHA.
I would not recommend using spray tanning solution that is higher than 10% on pale clients. If a client has too high of a percentage solution applied it is very unlikely that they will have a natural looking spray tan, usually ending with orange results.
Spray tanning solution that has a higher DHA percentage should only be applied to people who have a nice base color or olive complexion. These clients will be able to achieve the darkest most natural looking sunless tan. Any spray tanning solution containing a DHA percentage higher than 12% is only recommended for fitness competition spray tanning.
It is always important to inform your spray tan technician of what you want your desired results to be as well as what your natural skin tone is without sunless products. This will ensure that you always get the color you want!
SPRAY TANNING TIPS #1 EXFOLIATING
Everyone wants to get the best spray tan out there, I believe there are just a few important spray tanning tips that will always help you achieve the perfect tan! I have created this spray tanning tips blog to help share all my knowledge and any fun facts that will help you get the best spray tan every time! Here is one of my favorite spray tanning tips #1 Exfoliating. Every spray tan technician will always say exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. This is the very first thing that you want to do before your appointment!
I cannot stress how important this step is in order to getting the best spray tan results. Exfoliating your skin provides numerous amounts of benefits. The first benefit of exfoliating is it will get you the best spray tanning results. Some of the other great benefits include unclogging your skins' pores as well as cleaning it.
Another great benefit of exfoliating the skin especially when done prior to shaving helps create a closer shave and prevents ingrown hairs. Exfoliating helps create the best spray by helping remove all the dead skin cells of your body. When the skin is properly prepped and exfoliated it creates a wonderfully smooth and even skin surface that allows the spray tanning solution to be have an even application.
The removal of dry patches on skin is another great benefit of exfoliating. When there are dry patches of skin this can cause some unwanted issues when getting a spray tan. Dry patches can create an uneven application process which can cause the spray tanning solution to be more concentrated in those areas. Removing these dry patches of your skin with proper exfoliation will prevent excess solution being absorbed in these areas.
When exfoliating is done correctly before your appointment it allows the spray tanning solution to be applied evenly. This helps create the perfect spray tan! It is always important to inform your spray tan technician of any dry patches of skin. The spray tan technician can always help apply barrier cream to these trouble places. It will help prevent excess solution build-up, preventing dark patches.
One of the best products that I recommend all my clients and that I personally use is ST. TROPEZ tan enhancing polish. The great benefits of ST. TROPEZ'S tan enhancing polish is that it provides great exfoliation, as well as a pH cleansing the provides your skin as the perfect blank canvas before you get your spray tan! Make sure to ask your spray tan technician about new products or extra tips. All of Instant Beauty Spa staff is highly trained and informed on all the latest techniques and products. They will be more than happy to help with any questions or concerns!