How to have a natural glow to your skin in the winter months…
“I am as much of an obsessive sunless tanner as there is, however…even I start to go a bit lighter in the winter time”. – Sequoia Leopold
The whole idea behind a good flawless spray tan is so that it isn’t totally noticeable. What is more noticeable than looking crazy dark in the wintertime in the Northwest.
This is what I recommend…I suggest going in for a professional spray tan 1-2 times per month and then keeping it up at home.
What you will need to do at home…find a spray and a lotion that you love and combine the two. The spray will help with getting the areas where the lotion misses and add a little extra color, because sprays have a slightly higher level of DHA. The lotion will help keep the tan going longer and will hydrate your skin as you apply it. They are ideal for the legs and arms and décolleté. The stomach, back, hands, feet, and face are better bronzed with the spray.
When bronzing the hands and feet, it is highly recommended to use the same process that we do at the studio. Protect your nails with Vaseline or lotion, then wipe down your palms and bottoms of your feet…then lastly add a little dab of hand lotion to even it out and make sure it blends proper.
You will want to use the spray at night, drying yourself a bit before getting dressed with either a fan or a hairdryer. Then put on loose fitting clothes in a darker color, because the spray does still have a touch of bronzer color in it that can transfer to your clothes until you shower.
Use the lotion during the day to enhance tan and hydrate your skin. The lotion is almost completely clear, but I would still think twice about wearing white immediately after applying the lotion.
One more tip that only applies in the winter, you might want to put on a light layer of body moisturizer a few hours before coming in for your sunless airbrush tan. Your skin tends to be quit dry in the winter especially around your elbows knees and feet…and a little lotion can help. We also highly recommend the PH Balance Prep Spray prior to your sunless tan. This will ensure that you skin is even and smooth and the tan will go on much more naturally.