Safely Tan with or without Sun

I’ve grown to not be to fond of the sun the older I get, but we all know the “sun-kissed” look has always been a favorite. (Just look at Jersey Shore’s Snooki…Not.)

Tanning Tips
If you are an outdoor person and have leisure time to spare, you could soak in the summer sun to get a perfect tan. Afterall, it is the natural way to achieve that bronze glow, easy to get, economical and fun too. Otherwise you could choose indoor devices to get a ‘sunless’ tan, through a tanning bed, tanning spray or cream to tone down your skin to a beautiful, brownish shade. There are many instant and temporary tan products introduced in the market to cater to customers who prefer a quick and short-term solution.

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Here are some of the ways in which you can get an even:

While tanning outdoors it is important, apply sunscreen twenty minutes before you leave. If you are entering the water, you need to apply another layer even though your lotion maybe waterproof, as water accelerates the tanning process.

Do not excessively tan yourself or use products like baby oil, which in fact burn your skin instead of tanning it. A daily dose of the relevant amount of the sun will help in getting a perfect, even, and healthy sun-kissed look.

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If you are using indoor devices such as horizontal tanning beds, vertical chambers or spray booths, choose ones with lowest ultra-violet (UV) radiation and more number of bulbs. This will help getting a darker tan faster therefore reducing the exposure.

To get an even tan you need to rotate at regular intervals in all angles to get the shade of the tan evenly. You begin with one position (whether it is lying down or standing) and after five minutes turn around either on your stomach or if you are standing to your back. After another five minutes, turn to the left and right in equal intervals. This rotational process is required to avoid getting a ‘zebra’ look.

bronzed tanIt is important to ensure that your skin in sufficiently moisturized with cream rich in Vitamin C or E in order to replenish natural oils in the skin which are lost during exposure to UV rays.

If you are trying to get a tan at home with a professional tanning spray, ensure it is only two or three shades darker that your natural skin tone in order to make it look more natural. Hold the can at least ten inches away from the body and apply in controlled and even strokes on every part of the body, pausing at the end of each stroke. This will ensure a relatively perfect tan.

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It is important to know that over exposure whether naturally in the sun or in ‘sunless’ tanning indoors is harmful to the skin. You will not be able to sport a tan, as you will have to wait until the sunburn heals and your skin is ready for exposure again. Get a bronze look not a burnt look.

If you’re looking for a professional spray tan and you’re  in the Stone Oak, Timberwood Park, Bulverde, Schertz, Selma, Live Oak, and San Antonio, Texas area. Contact my friend Judi Mata: Phone: 210-838-5972 Email: summerglowspraytans@gmail.com. Summer Glow Spray Tans offers the best mobile spray tanning services any season of the year. They cater to the client & their needs by being a mobile business and accommodating busy schedules by providing their services in the location of your choice. Summer Glow Spray Tans provide a flawless full body tan without the harmful UV rays or wasted leisure time required to achieve a tan. Summer Glow Spray Tans delivers a customized solution applied by a trained professional for a seamless tan. You will have a significant color from just one session.

Benefits of Summer Glow Tanning: UV ray free, never orange, no streaks, all natural & long lasting, no harmful chemicals, all organic, paraben free, & professionally trained.

Perfect for: Bridal & Bachelorette Parties, Girls Night Out, Team & Fitness Competitions, Prom & Homecoming Dances, Fashion Shows, Birthday Parties, Year Round Tanning, Busy Professionals, Tanning Parties, & Skin Cancer Patients, & those that have received chemical peels.

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Be safe bronzing those bodies Beauties!

 

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How to Moisturize Your Skin

When applying any moisturizer to face or body it’s mandatory to apply it to “damp” skin. The reason is that any good moisturizer is made to hold and trap moisture inside the skin and for as long as possible. The best way to do this is to make sure the area is damp with water, not wet but simply damp. Apply moisturizer over the dampened skin and let it sit for at least a minute then apply a bit more and massage in.

Also, one must without question apply a sunscreen SPF 15 or above to all exposed areas, especially face. I suggest doing this 2-3 minutes after having applied your regular skin cream or moisturizer to allow it to settle and penetrate. Once your face looks and feels well hydrated and smooth, you may go ahead with your sunscreen! Use sunscreen all year round, from sunset to sundown, on cloudy days as well as sunny, and never forget it.

You could also spritz your face throughout day with your choice of a floral water spritz, carry a travel size with you in your purse.  A simple spritz here and there throughout the day will give your skin an added pickup!

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<3April M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my Other Blog at: wonderfullywisewomen.me

Normal to Oily Skin Routine

Have normal to oily skin? Can’t seem to find a skin care regimen that fits your combination skin type? Look no further…I am about to introduce you to these great products that deep cleanse, balance oil production, keep your skin looking hydrated, are less expensive than big cosmetic chains, and have great ingredients.

Every skin care regimen starts off with cleansing. I usually like to cleanse twice. Cleansing twice removes dirt and oils, and if you are a makeup wearer, it removes all traces of that as well. Pure Cleansing Gel Deep cleanses and clarifies pores. An enzyme from papaya called papain frees pores of oil, dead cells, makeup, and pollution, clearing the way for refined, healthier-looking skin. Pure Cleansing Gel is soap-free, foaming formula balances oil without over drying, leaving skin fresh, clean, and energized. And the best part…its only $13.40 for a 5 fl. oz.bottle.

Toners are very important in your skin care routine. It not only balances the pH in your skin, it also balances the oil production in your skin and keeps your pores cleaner. PH Balance Mattefying Toner features strawberry extract which is rich in polyphenols, potent antioxidants known for calming the skin, helps to produce a smoother, more refined complexion. Pores seem tighter and diminished in appearance. This bi-phase toner suspends oil-absorbing mineral powder to give an instant matte finish and control shine. It’s also 5 fl. oz. and $12.10

Sunscreen is so important! Even if you are just back and forth to your car from the office, daily exposure to sun rays cause premature aging. Moisture Restore Day Protective Mattefying Lotion SPF 15 is high-performance lotion that hydrates, protects, and promotes vibrant, healthy-looking skin all day, every day. Added UVA/UVB protection helps fight against premature aging caused by the sun. Perfect for combo to oily skin types, this 3 in one product that’s a moisturizer, mattefying hydrator, and SPF protectant is only $29.10.

Don’t want to feel all goopy at night; NaPCA Moisture Mist has become my favorite night time (sometimes daytime) moisturizer. It’s oil-free, moisturizing, and in an easy to use spray. Each spray is a cool breeze of intense conditioning. You can conveniently carry it with you wherever you go! It can be used on all skin types, even sensitive skin since its 100% Fragrance Free. Forget expensive hylauronic serums, this mist is not only non-clogging and hydrating to your skin, but it also makes an impressive static-fighter for your hair. Can’t go wrong with 8.4 oz. at $9.80!

Smooth your skin’s surface by releasing dead cell buildup and pore-blocking impurities by using the Exfoliant Scrub 1-2x weekly. This is perfect for those that have issues with blackheads or dry patches on their skin. Keep that tone and texture flawless! This product will last you more than a month. You will definitely not find a scrub that will not scratch up your skin’s surface for $12.80!

Enhance your skin care routine with a Clay Pack Deep Cleansing Masque once a week. This mask draws out excess oil and pore-clogging impurities, leaving skin smooth and soft. It also deep cleanses the skin and creates a clearer complexion leaving your skin refreshed and thoroughly cleansed. This mask is only $12.80. To give your skin a mini spa treatment and enhance the Clay Pack’s ability to draw oils and impurities from the pores, try steaming your face before applying this product. The warm steam helps open pores, maximizing the deep cleansing benefits of Clay Pack.

For more info on these products and preferred customer prices, I will be more than happy to help you! ~April

The Lil Spa Room

Phone: 210.896.4445
Address: 123 Southbridge 
(Inside Visions for Hair Salon)
San Antonio, TX 78216