‘Tis the season tanaholics long for—the time to show off their bronze goddess supremacy. Snooki and JWoww are not alone when it comes to the abuse of bronzers, self tanners, and spray tans. But orange streaks and sparkly cheeks are not a forgone conclusion for gals in search of some safe summer color without nuking their skin.
There are some tricks to knowing how and also how much bronzer to apply without crossing the fab to fake line. Choose a shade that is not too dark for you—about one shade deeper than your natural skin tone—and go lightly. Avoid coming to a complete stop at your jawline and leaving a visible line of demarcation. Apply bronzer where you would naturally tan (fore
Fake tans have come a long way since the 1970s creams that left skin streaked, orange and unhealthy looking – like you overdosed on Vitamin A or ate a bowl of carrots. Does anyone remember QT? As if the funky smell wasn’t bad enough, it was next to impossible to get the greasy lotion on without lines, streaks, and nasty stripes.
There are so many great options in terms of products, shades, applications, that women can get a gorgeous bronzed look with ease. For diehard fake tan fans, spas and salons offer the option of mist-on tanning or spray tans. It is the lazy girl’s way to get a gorgeous, streak-free tan. Technicians will assist you in a booth that sprays a very fine mist of s
Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?
A survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, “Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?”, polled over 7,000 adults nationwide in 26 cities to determine their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward tanning, sun protection and skin cancer detection.
Congratulations to the biggest winners – Hartford, Salt Lake City and Denver – which ranked No. 1, 2 and 3. Yet Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh fell to the bottom of the sun-smart spectrum with rankings of 24, 25 and 26, respectively.
Early detection is key to skin cancer survival. When they examined skin cancer detection behaviors, 59% nationally had never been s
SHOULD I BUY A SELF TANNER WITH AN SPF?
I am not really an advocate of sunscreens with self tanner ingredients . For proper use of sunscreens you need to re-apply every 2 hours . SPF 6o will not save your skin unless you apply diligently! So if you are using sunscreen properly and re-apply as directed how are you going to control the depth of “color” you get from your self- tanner? Use self-tanner as desired separate from your SPF. Then you can get the proper product for face aka your skin concern and one that is more moisturizing for your body.
Apply evenings before you go to sleep. Make sure you let dry and don’t ruin new designer sheets . Apply SPF daily UNDER your make-up