Why spray tan in winter?

No matter what your natural skin tone is, we always feel better with a tan. With autumn and then the dreaded winter fast approaching, women all over are swapping their shorts and summer wear for cosy jumpers and slippers and have left their razors to rust until the legs come out again next year.
Here are two reasons why you should get a spray tan in winter:
Skincare
Apparently dermatologists see more patients for acne and anti-ageing treatments between October and December than any other time of the year. During summer we take for granted the sun’s rays drying up spots so it’s easy to forget about exfoliating. By the end of the summer all those dead skin cells from your natural tan have clogged your pores and your skin starts to seriously complain. Spray tanning doesn’t age the skin or cause cancer, but can dry it a little, clearing up any breakouts. This isn’t actually a bad thing. As long as you drink plenty of water and moisturise daily, you will be able to tan year round and have beautiful clear skin too.
Wellbeing
This is THE biggest reason why I have spray tans in winter. Seasonal changes can make you feel really low but when you look good you feel good, that’s a fact!
By having a year round healthy glow you’ll feel happier and your skin will be clearer. It’s a win win!

Spray tanning advice for men

Have you noticed the increase in tanned, healthy looking men on the street, gym, office…? I can tell you now that a huge number of those men are fake (well their tans are). Mens spray tanning is becoming increasingly more popular and they don’t just do it because their better halves have told them to.

Men spray tan for exactly the same reasons as us ladies, it make them look healthier and feel more confident. It defines muscles and brightens the complexion and doesn’t damage the skin like the sun or sun beds do.

You will be advised of the best shade for your skin type after you’ve filled out a short consultation form.

Correct preparation is essential for best results so here’s how:

  1. Exfoliate your skin the day before your spray tan paying attention to dryer areas such as elbows, knees and ankles. You can buy exfoliating gloves from most pharmacies and supermarkets.
  2. Apply a non oil based moisturiser after you’ve exfoliated.
  3. DO NOT moisturise on the day of you spray tan and ensure you’ve wiped off any deodorant or aftershave before your appointment. If you need to shower, ensure you do it at least an hour before.
  4. Wear dark, loose clothes to your appointment.
  5. After 6-10 hours of developing, voila, your amazing man tan!

Why have a spray tan?

I don’t know about you but I was an absolutely fanatical sun worshipper, not only for the feel of the heat on my skin but also to get a beautifully bronzed body, I just feel so much more confident when I’m brown. The only drawback to my sun obsession is the long term effects of premature ageing and skin cancer which is why I’ve made a few sensible changes to my tanning regime.

Spray tanning is now my go to treatment for whenever I need to get my legs out or am going on holiday. Not only is it safe but it’s more or less instant and, get a good product and therapist, and no one will know it’s not real.

I still love laying in the sun but only for relaxation purposes now and wear a very high factor sun screen, all my tanning is now done out of a bottle and I love it!

Why choose an Exposed spray tan?

I have used Exposed spray tan solutions for around three years, from it’s first launch in fact, and it is by far the best solution I have ever used. Exposed is virtually odourless, does not transfer to bedding (unless you have a particularly sweaty night), and has a light guide colour which develops gradually. This means you can go out and about whilst developing and don’t have the ‘covered in mud’ look. The colour is very natural, comes in shades light to extra dark, and has no orange tint.

 

What is an Exposed spray tan?

In my eight years of spray tanning I have used most of the well known brands and a few lesser known ones. Everyone thinks the big names are the best because everyone has heard of them but this is far from the truth. They have large marketing budgets to get their name out there but in my experience the products do not live up to expectations.

I have used Exposed spray tan solutions for around three years, from it’s first launch in fact, and it is by far the best solution I have ever used. Exposed is virtually odourless, does not transfer to bedding (unless you have a particularly sweaty night), and has a light guide colour which develops gradually. This means you can go out and about whilst developing and don’t have the ‘covered in mud’ look. The colour is very natural, comes in shades light to extra dark, and has no orange tint.

When is the best time to get a mobile spray tan?

If you have an event to go to I’d advise getting your spray tan done a couple of days beforehand to allow it to settle nicely into the skin, although having one done the day before or even on the day if it’s an express solution is equally fine.

A spray tan takes 6-10 hours to develop so if you don’t want to sleep with it while it’s developing I’d advise getting it done earlier in the day so you can shower before bed. Going to bed while it’s still developing though isn’t a problem and won’t affect the outcome. Some brands transfer onto sheets but will wash out.

Why people use mobile spray tanning services

Spray tanning in your home may cost a fraction more than going to a salon but it has many advantages.

Not only do you not have to find and pay for parking, but if you’re anything like me, stepping outside the front door with no make up on and wearing your braless ‘comfy’ clothes fills you with horror. This is where mobile spray tanning is worth it’s weight in gold. When the treatment is over you can stick your dressing gown on or whatever you like and just relax knowing that Joe Public will not be catching a glimpse of you until you’ve developed into a gorgeous bronzed beauty!

Spray tanning, a great gift for Easter or Mother’s Day

With both Easter and Mother’s Day approaching why not buy your loved ones a spray tan? Not only will it not make them gain weight and break out in spots but it’s possibly something they wouldn’t think of buying themselves. Book one as a surprise or buy a gift voucher and help them feel fabulous!

Introduction to spray tanning

With the risks of tanning in the sun and on sunbeds being apparent, spray tanning is a safe and very effective way of getting a natural looking tan.

The key ingredient in spray tan solutions is dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, which derives from sugar beet. Solutions come in various shades from light to very dark and once applied to the skin, develop over a 6-10 hour period. They don’t protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays so sun cream should still always be applied.

To get the best out of the treatment it is advisable to do some research and good skin preparation beforehand. Check the therapist’s credentials, ask how long they’ve been doing spray tanning and don’t be afraid to ask if they are qualified and insured (stay well clear if not). A professional will also tell you how to prepare for the spray tan and how to maintain it afterwards.

If you find the right professional your tan will look natural and totally amazing, if you don’t then you could end up orange, blotchy and very fake looking. BEWARE – from talking to my customers I’ve concluded that there are plenty of bad spray tan therapists out there (quite worrying really).

Benefits of spray tanning in winter

Most winter days are bleak and miserable so getting a spray tan is the perfect way to feed your need for sun-kissed skin. Forget dark tans and opt for a healthy golden glow.

Your skin can suffer in the harsh winter elements but having spray tans throughout helps to motivate you to keep your skin healthy as you need to exfoliate away any dead skin cells before each treatment and moisturise throughout.

Getting a spray tan during the winter not only makes you look great but makes you feel great too. Why not love the way you look all year round?