Here’s a reminder I always tell my clients when they use self tanner or get a spray tan.
Two things…Exfoliate your skin first!
I also follow this up with a sheet mask on my face and décolleté.
I am crazy about an exfoliate brand from Japan available in the US. It is called Cure Natural Aqua Gel. It is a clear gel that you apply on clean skin.
This is a must for self tanner to look good. It also is a good idea for any makeup you wear to glide on like silk!
After you apply you let it dry and leave on at least 3 minutes.
And gently roll off/ sloughing and saying bye to those dead skin cells. Rinse well.
I also love to use this product on a photo shoot and on a bride or bridal party working on location.
It is so easy to use. No harsh granuals and can even be used under the eye area.
I have very sensitive skin but this product gives me only fabulous non irritating results. Natural! Check them out on Instagram. That’s how I discovered them.
You must up that shade of foundation or even tinted moisturizer hue OR your neck and chest will not match nor be even in tone.
I see so many girls miss the mark on this and the look isn’t very pretty! You’ll have a lighter neck and tan face and body. Sometimes you might need to buy another darker foundation as well.
As we roll into the summer think about keeping a safe tan and not bake like a dozen cookies 🍪 in the oven. They smell and taste great … can burn too. And as for a tan the end result you may develop more than a tan. As a skin cancer survivor. I know.
As the country gets out, masks are coming off, a bit of our life is coming back more! We are wanting to get geared up for the holiday weekend and summer season to come. I already see here in steamy and hot Florida, we went from a few weeks of spring to actual full blown SUMMER temperatures. It isn’t easy looking and feeling fresh and pretty when you are sweating.
But the time is definitely right to go beyond face covers and face masks to a little bit of bronzer, gloss and lipstick.
I LOVE the sun 🌞 But I don’t BAKE in the sun. It isn’t worth it. I did it I know.
Here are a few of my basics on bronzers:
A little bronzer goes a long away and a little bit of makeup can make a big difference. Bronzer is the quickest, easiest way to give your face and skin a golden glow. SAFELY!
Cream Bronzers: Cream bronzers and products give a luminescense that you won’t get from a powder. They are wonderful for all skin types but normal to dry skin really loves it. Apply and blend it on cheekbones,temples and even add a dash on the eyelid or brow bone.
Powder Bronzers: Powder bronzers create a matte finish on the skin unless of course it is one with a touch of shimmer to it. If you find a shiny face is your faces usual mode. Choose matte over shimmer bronzers. Lightly blend with brush or fingers on the temples,cheeks and bridge of nose.
Gel or Bronze Oil Drops: These are somewhat newer and are the sheerest of formulas.They feel light and leave the skin dewy.Apply a small amount all over the face and neck for a subtle glow.
Please note: Some bronzers may be used on eyelids or on lips. Look for ones that are called multi-tasking sticks.
A word of beauty wisdom here!
You still need to use a sunscreen UNDER these products.
Wearing Bronzer does not protect you from a sunburn. It simply gives you a bronze golden glow.
It is skin cancer awareness month and it is time to remind ourselves to pick up a new tube of your fave sunscreen.
No, last years Sunscreen 🧴 tube won’t work. Old, once opened or if stored in a bright, warm or hot place it has lost its potency to protect. The formulas not the same. You need to start fresh!
People in Florida have begun to go to the beach 🏖 again and signs They have been there are are showing. I see red lobster 🦞 faces, peeling faces, dry inflamed skin. It isn’t very pretty as they race to chase the sun and a bit of color. I realize people are restless. A pandemic isn’t much fun is it?
But SKIN CANCER is probably worse. Especially if it is Melanoma. Skin cancer can be fatal. Protect that baby and your children and your own skin! DAILY not just during skin cancer awareness month. While you are at it call your dermatologist and book your annual exam. Mine is booked later this month.
If you own a spa, salon or beauty business and you’re back open again or have an online shop. Consider retailing sun 🌞 protection. Sunscreen & Bronzer are a winning combination!
I often hear women ask… What is your beauty secret for looking younger? Or I want to look younger fast! What can I do?
I think you know the answer. Skin cancer is a sneaky disease. Arm yourself! Please wear SUNSCREEN and throw on some shade too! 😎
You CAN enjoy the sunshine. You just need to do it wisely.