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Beauty by Taylor only uses Sunless Tanning Solution that is:
Doctor formulated. Natural-looking and long-lasting. Even fading. Oil-free. Fragrance-free. Alcohol-free. Erythrulose-free. Only made with FDA approved Ingredients. All natural. Composed of the highest quality, premium grade DHA. Water-based. Fast-drying. Vegan. Not tested on Animals. Free of harsh dyes and chemicals. Nut-free and allergen-free. Non-comedogenic Always fresh and come with a 6-month shelf-life guarantee. Hypoallergenic. Formulated with long-term health in mind.
Winter Glow Solution - $25
Winter Glow is ideal for the client that is seeking their natural summertime glow in the middle of winter or for the "non-tanner" client who would never think of going in the sun or visiting tanning beds. Winter Glow taps into the lucrative base of clients who want to look good but don't want friends to see them as looking too dark, obvious or trying too hard.
Traditional Solution - $25
A super brown solution formulated to create a perfectly gorgeous, natural looking tan. The traditional solution must be left on the skin for 12 before washing off.
Express Solution - $35
The world’s first “30-minute wash off” sunless spray tan!
Hypoallergenic, oil-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free. The fastest drying, non-sticky, and most unlikely to cause allergic reactions of any brand in the world.
With most sunless tanning solutions, you need to leave the solution on the skin for 8 hours after getting sprayed before showering, swimming, or exercising (and thus perspiring). The express solution is the world’s first “30-minute wash off” sunless spray tan. You leave on the express solution on for only 60 minutes for a beautiful light tan, 90 minutes for a rich warm tan, or 180 minutes for a glorious deep tan. This does not mean the tan develops in just 30 minutes—the development still takes 5-8 hours—but you only need to leave the solution in contact with your skin before showering for as little as 30 minutes.
Before your Spray Tanning Session ensure skin is exfoliated. No make-up, lotion, creams, oils, deodorant; this will cause an uneven application. Please wear loose dark clothing and flip-flops.
Before Your Spray Tan
Even when you’re not spray tanning, exfoliation is a good idea, but it’s an even better idea when you are spray tanning. Exfoliating cleans your pores, removes unwanted residues from soaps, shampoos, fragrances (and who knows what else you touched today), and best of all it also restarts your skin cycle by removing all the older skin, bringing you to a clean slate. This is perfect for spray tanning because the fresher your skin is the longer you have before your tan starts fading and because exfoliating removes those residues, which can actually create a barrier between you and your tan. By exfoliating properly you can extend the life of your tan by up to three days!
PH Balancing Sprays, Prep sprays, Barrier creams
Simply put: avoid PH Balancing Sprays, avoid Prep sprays, and don’t use Barrier creams. Anything that is sprayed or applied to your skin prior to your spray tan service is going to negatively impact your tan by creating a barrier between you and the solution. This barrier means that the tanning solution is not adhering as effectively as it could, so you aren’t getting the best tan results possible, resulting in a faster fading tan and in some cases a blotchy or patchy tan where the DHA couldn’t get through at all due to the barrier.
What about the benefits of using them? (This is usually where readers get mad!) Unfortunately, it’s been proven that PH Balancing Sprays and other prep products offer no discernable benefit to a spray tan. The sad fact is that those products are just another way for the companies that produce them to make money. In actuality, because they create a barrier between you and your tanning solution, these products can make your tan results worse instead of better! Mad yet? Yeah, I thought you might be!
It is okay to shave the morning of your spray tan, but only if the service is still a few hours away, and only if you have time to exfoliate your skin afterward. The reason these requirements are in place is that shaving opens up the pores in your skin and the shaving cream leaves a residue on your skin, both of which can negatively impact a tan’s life expectancy and performance. If you absolutely must shave right before your tan, do so with lukewarm water, a brand new razor, and an oil-free shaving cream; the results won’t be perfect, but they’ll be better than the alternative!
For pretty obvious reasons, skin peeling from sun burns can wreak havoc on a spray tan. In fact, the results are often so unpredictable that many spray tan professionals will refuse to spray you if you’ve been recently burned! The reason for this is simple: a sunburn causes your skin to slough off in big patches, resulting in a horribly uneven tan that can virtually disappear overnight as you peel. The best advice? Wait until after your skin has recovered before getting your next spray tan–and of course: don’t get burned!!
After Your Spray Tan
Solution with Alcohol
Solutions are often blended with alcohol to act as a drying agent for your spray tan. The idea is that the alcohol will make the stickiness and tackiness of an oil-based spray tan dissipate faster. Unfortunately, this comes at a price. Just as the alcohol is drying out your tan, it is also drying out your skin. Drier skin is proven to have a much higher turnover rate than moisturized skin, so alcohol will actually be causing your tan to fade faster and unevenly. There are ways around this, like moisturizing far more frequently than you normally would, but the easiest we’ve found is to simply offer products that do not contain alcohol. Having an alcohol-free solution means that your skin won’t be turning over faster, extending the life of your tan!
Tight clothing after the service
Everyone loves fitting into their skinny jeans, but when it comes to spray tanning that’s a big “No No”. As you’ve probably noticed before, a spray tan rubs off on clothing. You may think that this is just the bronzers rubbing off, but with oil-based solutions, this is also a strong indication that you are losing DHA as well! The less DHA you have on your skin, the lighter your tan is going to develop and the sooner you’re going to be booking another appointment with your local spray tan studio. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t still be fashionable! Wearing a loose-fitting dress is always an option, and you can still rock a skirt–just don’t cinch that belt or tightly lace up those boots until after the DHA has had a chance to develop and you’ll be fine!
Rinsing off too early
The most catastrophic thing you can do to a tan is washing it off too early before the DHA has had a chance to work its magic. This will result in you completely losing your tan (or at least most of it), and possibly your voice from screaming at yourself. Now, before you say anything you’ll regret, just remember: most “traditional” spray tan solutions require a full 8-12 hours to develop. There are rapid tan solutions out there, which means you can leave the solution on for as little as 30 minutes in some cases, but it’s important to understand that you’ll still lose your bronzer color when you first rinse off with a rapid tan. Don’t freak out though: the tan from a rapid solution will darken over time (that same 8-12 hours), and you’ll be tan again soon!
Using products that harm/negatively affect a spray tan
Maintaining your skin’s health with different beauty products is always a good idea, but when it comes to your spray tan there are a surprising number of products that can actually harm your tan! There are too many to go into in this article, but a good rule of thumb is to purchase beauty products that have been specifically tested for use with spray tanning, such as those skincare lines sold by spray tan solution manufacturer’s; failing that, I recommend finding simple soaps, shampoos, and scrubs that have the fewest ingredients possible: the fewer the ingredients, the less likely it is to react negatively with your tan!
Shame on you! There, now that that’s out of my system: if you aren’t moisturizing on the days following your spray tan appointment then you are setting yourself up for failure. Moisturizing ensures that your skin stays healthy, which means that your skin will turn over slower. See where I’m going here? The more you moisturize, the longer your tan will last. If that’s not enough, moisturizing also will help keep your dry areas (like elbows or knees) from fading faster than the rest of your body. All in all, there really is no good reason to not moisturize after your spray tan!
Ocean water/Chlorine/Excessive sweating
I’m pretty well a fish when it comes to pools and swimming in the ocean, but I’ll also be the first to tell you that the chlorine and salt really does a number on my skin. Likewise, working out dumps tons of salt onto your skin and can wreak havoc on a spray tan. The best way to combat this is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! After you work out, after you go for a swim, or any other activity that gets salt, dirt, or grime on your body: rinse the chlorine or salt, or whatever it is that you got into, off of your body and then make sure to apply your favorite moisturizer so that your tan doesn’t suffer from your active lifestyle!