In this episode, I’m going to cover: how tanning works, what's at stake with tanning & facts to back them up, some myths we might believe, and provide recommendations for protection & alternatives.
Indoor tanning gives you a 75% risk of developing life-threatening melanoma from just ONE indoor tanning session before the age of 35!
I’m 35 and unfortunately see the effects of sun damage…YES…I have dark spots & fine lines! I’m trying to fix, prevent & maintain and I’d love for you to join me on my journey!
As a spray tan artist & business owner… I’m making it my mission to Empower, Educate & Enhance the beauty & health in all women!
I hope you enjoy this blog post and learn about some products and techniques that can help keep your face tanned longer!
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Why Does Your Tan Fade Quicker On Your Face?
Our tan fades quicker on our face because of many reasons. The skin on our face is thinner than the rest of our body and is exposed to our environment and typically endures more "care". Freaking washing, exfoliating, use of anti-aging creams, astringents, make-up, and other harsh products tend to break down the tan much quicker. Dry skin also plays a role in a faster fade.
These ingredients increase cell turnover which will fade your spray tan quicker than the rest of your body. It may also make it look blotchy due to side effects of use (irritation, redness, dryness, etc.).
My recommendation, is to stop using products with these ingredients about 3 days prior to your spray tan as well as for the duration of your spray tan.
Keep Skin Care Simple
I've recently been under the care of a dermatologist for "maturing skin & melasma" and she recommended a simple skin care regime that consisted of only three steps/products:
Gentle Face Cleanser
I personally use the store brand of Cerve. Avoid soaps with alcohol and mineral oils.
Vitamin C Serum
My dermatologist recommended SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic but I opted for a more affordable option of Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Vitamin-C Day Serum. Vitamin C is safe to use on sunless tanned skin and helps with fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and uneven texture, loss of firmness and elasticity.
My dermatologist recommended EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40. It is gentle and suitable for sensitive skin will not ruin your spray tan. It protects against UVA/UVB, has mineral-based zinc oxide, doesn't clog pores, is fragrance-fee, and oil-free.
Tanning Solution Ingredients
The active ingredient in all sunless solutions is DHA which naturally dries your skin out. Sunless formulas have come a long way from where they used to be and many have benefiting ingredients that help improve your skin's appearance.
The solutions that I use for my clients have:
Keep Me SunKissed!
To ensure your face stays tan for the duration of your spray tan, I recommend using SunnaTans' Keep Me Sunkissed Face Tan Water, specially formulated for your facial skin with nourishing, anti-aging ingredients like hyaluronic acid, witch hazel water, red maple extract, and the natural scent of vanilla fruit water. It will leave your skin hydrated, even, toned and glowing without any sticky finish.
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I hope this episode has added value to you.
Hopefully, I shared some information that you might not have known and have encouraged you simplify your facial skin-care regime to protect, prevent and maintain your skin's health while keeping a beautiful glowing complexion with the help of a spray tan or other sunless products!
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