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Preparing For Those Summer Elements

As the temperatures begin to rise I am sure you’ll be spending more time outside, which means you will also be needing to protect that beautiful skin of yours. It is okay to have fun in the sun, but you also owe it to yourself to treat your skin graciously.

So what do you need to protect your skin from the outside elements? Sunscreen is not just for a day at the water-park, lake or beach. If you plan on being outside longer than 15-30 minutes, you should be applying sunscreen. Sun damage can happen anytime your skin is exposed to the outside. The sun can also do more harm than an uncomfortable sunburn. The longterm effects of sun damage can cause brown spots, skin cancer, early wrinkling and the list goes on. This means every part of your body that is exposed to the elements needs to be coated. Your body, face and even your lips. A good rule of thumb is to apply sunscreen every one to two hours. If you are planning on being in the water or sweating, your probably want to be safe and reapply every hour. When selecting your sunscreen you should be buying a sunscreen that offers protection from UVA and UVB rays, with a minimum protection of SPF 30. You are going to receive the most sun between 10:00am and 4:00pm. I personally know the sun cannot be avoided at all times, but during peak hours there are ways to limit your sun exposure. Place yourself in a shady area as much as possible, or wear a rashguard and hat when in the sun for prolonged period. This will protect you from wind exposure as well. And finally, after a long day of sand, chlorine, salt, wind, sunscreen and insect repellant it is best to use a gentle cleaner with a exfoliant to clean away the days pollutants.

All in all, sunlight is not bad for us. Not only does it offer our daily does of vitamin D, it harbors many other benefits to our health. However, we just need to be conscious of its full power.

Spray tanning in hot humid weather

Hey you all, hope you are enjoying your summer vacation, staying safe from the sun and looking radiant!

As the weather is becoming hot and humid each passing day of summer, we are receiving quite a few emails about what airbrush technicians can do to make their clients feel comfortable after spray tanning and achieving a gorgeous even tan.

Few tips:

Make sure you work in well air condition room and if needed keep fan circulating air as well.

When clients walk in, look at their skin. Use a pre-tan prep spray  to ensure that the oils and stickiness from the perspiration is being wiped off resulting in a  smooth clean skin surface ready for spray tan.

If clients says they shower before arriving for a appointment  you should still prep them with pre-tan spray and make them understand why it is necessary – because if skin is left sticky or wet and sweaty the solution would not adhere to the skin effectively.

Once you finish spraying your client make sure that the fan is facing them and give them time to completely dry. Once they feel dry I would recommend  a light dusting of smooth talc free powder to neck, arm creases, under breast and the back of knees. Any place you see a skin overlapping it is a good to lightly dust some powder to keep solution from rubbing off. If you find a bronzing powder it is even better. Ask your solution supplier who can help with that.

Ask client to get dressed in loose fitting clothing and give them time to sit and relax for at least 20 to 30 minutes after they get dressed.  Offer magazines or soft drinks before they walk out of the door as this will give enough time for solution to set in and client will have no more tacky or sticky feeling that they will want to wash off as soon as they get home due to humidity.

I hope that this helps to make your client feel wonderful and they will appreciate your attention to customer service in their hearts.

Keep smiling and enjoying sunless tanning, a good combination for a radiant look!