How to Achieve a Perfect Winter Glow

Spray Tanning 101:
Spray tanningis one of those tricky beauty routines that can either end up in complete triumph or absolute disaster.
A good spray tan can leave you looking instantly
five pounds slimmer.
    
                But….
A Bad spray tan= OOMPA LOOMPA.
I’ve been getting spray tans on and off since high school,
as my mama deb was always one of those
“Tanning Beds Are Toxic” moms.
Sooo, why my friends were getting their fake baking on,
I was making frequent (way too frequent)trips to
 Mr. Versa Spa.
Since then, I would like to say I have pretty much
 mastered the art of the spray tan.
So, here are a few of the tricks/lessons I’ve learned:
1.   Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

This was my biggest mistake in HS for sure.
I would make a trip to mr. versa spa twice a week (ah I know) and literally just layer on that junk without
exfoliating off the old gunk. Not good.

So trust, get a sugar scrub and exfoliate pre spray.
2.   Take off all your makeup and Jewelry
This seems like kind of a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised.
I’ve worn my makeup while getting a spray,
thinking that it would seep right through. Nope.
I wound up with a very tan neck and a very un-tan face.
No bueno.
P.S- A clarisonic brush is your new bff for pre-tan face prep.
3.   Ask for the clear coating.

It develops over-time rather than immediately.
It ends up a lot less splotchy, promise!
I used to get the Medium Clear, but lately I’ve been getting Light Clear and I think it looks way more natural on my skin, while still giving me that glow.

Side note: If it’s your first time, go LIGHTER rather than darker.
The clear coating develops over time, so you can wait to shower for up to 24 hours and it will keep getting slightly darker.
I usually get one around 6pm so that I can leave it on my face for about 4 hours before washing it off. That’s about the perfect amount of time to let it develop on your
face without it getting too dark.
I then go to bed with it still on the rest of my body
 and shower it off in the morning.


4.   Put your hair in a super tight bun

Gather your hair at the tippy top of your head and make sure you put the cap as far back as you can without exposing your hair. However, it’s better to let some of your hair exposed rather than covering up some of your forehead. You don’t wanna end up with a half white,
 half tan forehead.
5. Barrier Cream= Friend not Foe
Use it on the inside of your palms
and bottoms of your feet religiously.
Orange hands are the first give-away that your
bronzed glow is nothing but a fakey fake.
++ Wash your hands immediately after Spray++
6. Pat your neck with a towel
After you get out, pat your neck dry…even if you think it already is. The neck is the first to get smeary.
Give away #2 that you didn’t actually just
return home from the beach.

Once you master the art of the Spray Tan, it becomes super simple and doesn’t take nearly as much time as going in the beds multiple times per week.

Plus… say buh-bye to leathery skin, wrinkles, and brown spots when you’re older.

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t wanna be
 the hot momwhen their older?

Abby D.

       
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How to Achieve a Perfect Winter Glow

Spray Tanning 101:
Spray
tanning
is one of those tricky beauty routines that can either end up in complete
triumph
or absolute disaster.
A good spray tan can
leave you looking instantly
five pounds slimmer.
    
                But….
A Bad spray tan= OOMPA LOOMPA.
I’ve been getting
spray tans on and off since high school,
as my mama deb was always one of those
“Tanning Beds Are Toxic” moms.
Sooo, why my friends
were getting their fake baking on,
I was making frequent (way too frequent)
trips to
 Mr. Versa Spa.
Since then, I would
like to say I have pretty much
 mastered the art of the spray tan.
So, here are a few of the tricks/lessons I’ve learned:
1.  
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

This was my biggest mistake in HS for sure.
I would make a trip to mr. versa spa twice
a week
(ah I know) and literally just layer on that junk without
exfoliating off the old gunk. Not good.

So trust, get a sugar scrub and exfoliate pre spray.
2.  
Take off all your
makeup and Jewelry
This seems like kind
of a no-brainer, but you’d be
surprised.
I’ve worn my makeup while getting a spray,
thinking that it would seep right through. Nope.
I wound up with a very tan neck and
a very un-tan face.
No bueno.
P.S- A clarisonic brush is your new bff for pre-tan face prep.
3.  
Ask for the clear coating.

It develops over-time rather than immediately.
It ends up a lot less splotchy, promise!
I used to get the Medium Clear, but lately
I’ve been getting Light Clear and I think it looks way more natural on
my skin, while still giving me that glow.

Side note: If it’s your first time,
go LIGHTER rather than darker.
The clear coating develops over time, so you can wait to shower for up to 24
hours and it will keep getting slightly darker.
I usually get one
around 6pm so that I can leave it on my face for about 4 hours before washing
it off. That’s about the perfect amount of time to let it develop on your
face without it getting too dark.
I then go to bed
with it still on the rest of my body
 and shower it off in the morning.



4.  
Put your hair in a super tight bun

Gather your hair at the tippy top of your head and make sure you put the cap as
far back as you can without exposing your hair. However, it’s better to
let some of your hair exposed rather than covering up some of your forehead.
You don’t wanna end up with a half white,
 half tan forehead.
5. Barrier Cream=
Friend not Foe
Use it on the inside
of your palms
and bottoms of your feet religiously.
Orange hands are the first give-away that your
bronzed glow is nothing but a fakey fake.
++ Wash your hands
immediately after Spray++
6. Pat your neck
with a towel

After you get out, pat your neck dry…even if you think it already is. The neck
is the first to get smeary.
Give away #2 that you didn’t actually just
return home from the beach.


Once you master the
art of the Spray Tan, it becomes super simple and doesn’t take nearly as much
time as going in the beds multiple times per week.


Plus… say buh-bye
to leathery skin, wrinkles,
and brown spots when you’re older.

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t wanna be
 the hot mom
when their older?

Abby D.

       
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