Heavens to betsey! Summer has finally arrived, one of my favorite parts about the summer is tanning and the beach! But it’s important to practice safe sun! There are many misconceptions about self tanning, especially spray tanning. The days of looking like an oompa loompa are over- unless you didn’t follow the directions or your 10 year old sister helped you out . Instead of hitting the tanning bed (which causes wrinkles, dry skin and damage long term) try spray tanning before your wedding day, girls night out, prom or just because- guys, this includes you too:)
Contact our girls Alexa or Anna , owners of Luminosity tanning ( they offer teeth whitening too) , for an appointment. Luminosity offers custom airbrush tanning ( a Technician uses an airbrush machine and customizes your tan by color) or booth spray tanning( easy peezy quick 6 seconds of your life) both methods are safe and last for a week. Custom airbrush is Ang’s favorite!
I got the chance to interview Anna Kelly, co-owner of Luminosity.
Below is a quick Q & A that may just have the answer to all your questions.
Q: What do I wear for my tan?
A: For the clothing before and after your tan, wear loose, dark fitting clothing with loose footwear such as flip flops.
Q: What are some products for sunless tanning and what is the preparation/aftercare?
A: Prep and aftercare are crucial to the life of your sunless tan.
PREPERATION: Before your tan you should, up to 24 hours in advance, shower, shave and fully exfoliate your skin. This will remove all dry flaky skin and leave healthy skin cells to absorb the tan. Clean, dry skin, without any makeup, moisturizers or deodorant is best.
AFTERCARE:After your sunless tanning session you should not get wet, shower or sweat for a minimum of 6-8 hours. This includes showers, pools, sweating, rain, mani/pedis etc. After your first shower, start moisturizing!
Keep the skin hydrated at all times. Avoid body cleanser or moisturizer with any exfoliates, a high alcohol and fragrance content, or oils as these strip your sunless tan faster. Do not use loofahs or rough wash clothes and make sure you gently pat dry with your towel after bathing. Any soap or lotion labeled “paraben free” is best for prolonging your tan.
Q: When is it OK to tan before the big wedding, prom, formal, etc?
A: We recommend doing your airbrush tan 1 or 2 days before your event. The color will last 5-8 days on average. We also always suggest a trial to be done weeks before your event so you can try out the tan. This way you will know if you want to go darker, lighter etc. for the actual event.
Q: Is it good to tan for your wedding or be all natural?
A: We suggest a light, natural airbrush tan for all of our brides. It’s amazing what a little color can do! Nobody wants to look fake tan in their wedding pictures, but a healthy glow is a must.
Q: Do you condone self-tanning?
A: We absolutely support sunless tanning! It’s our mission to provide a SAFE and HEALTHY way to get the natural sun kissed glow while avoiding harmful UV rays. These harmful rays come from the sun and UV tanning beds.
Q: What are the side effects?
A: There are no adverse side effects with sunless tanning, we even carry organic solution. We do provide all of the safety options you may use to make your tan safe, and successful.
If you should have any more questions, or are interested in sunless tanning, below is information on how to contact Luminosity! Tell them your favorite wedding planner sent ya!