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Healthy Summer Skin
Posted on Apr 12th, 2010 by Receptionist Carol | 1 Comments
Ah...Summer is around the corner and we all want to look like golden goddesses, so the question becomes: To tan or not to tan? NOT to, of course! Sun-tan, that is. With so many alternatives available, why do the damage? Gone are the days when your only option was to self-apply orange goop to your skin, or stand in a machine operated box to get the same results. The latest and greatest alternative to the natural (and dangerous) tan is airbrush tanning. Salon Cherie uses SunFX, a fabulous answer to all of those orange, streaky products that have given "spray" tan and self tanning a bad name. Airbrush tans allow the professional to apply the product where the sun would naturally darken your skin. We all want our legs to look good, right? But that darker looking tan doesn't work so well on fair faces. This is why airbrush tans work so much better than spray machines. Your face will have a nice, sun-kissed glow without being too extreme.
SunFX offers many options for color too. There are different levels, depending on your natural skin tone and color, and different types of color too. One of the favorites at Salon Cherie is the Carribean Chocolate, a rich dark golden color. Whatever your taste, we can create gorgeous summer skin that lasts up to 10 days and won't hurt your skin!
A note for clients: The tan takes at least 6 hours to develop, but SunFX has a bronzer that instantly gives a healthy glow! This will last until you shower while the actual color starts to show up. Always wear loose, comfy clothing so that your bronzer doesn't rub off! Color washes out of clothes easily, but you don't want to be sitting in tight clothing while that awesome color is setting in!
Visit us at Salon Cherie in Austin, and we'll take $15 off your first SunFX airbrush tan!
Here are some other suggestions from our Esthetician Lauren to keep skin looking and feeling healthy during the summer (and year round):
- Sunscreen is essential! Use at least a teaspoon of Sunscreen on your face, and a minimum of 2 oz. over the rest of your body. Reapply regularly! Bioelements’ Sun-Diffusing Protector is a great sunscreen and is also a fantastic moisturizer.
- Keep yourself hydrated! Dry skin comes from the depletion of water in skin cells. Always drink extra water when you’re out in the sun. It seems obvious, but it’s easy to forget when you’re in the water!
- You might also want to consider an exfoliating, restorative natural treatment like an Herbology Retexturizing Body Treatment to help exfoliate and renew skin after a long hot summer.