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WHAT'S THE HYPE ON VIOLET, RED, GREEN BASED SOLUTIONS?

Posted on 17 July, 2015 at 4:15 Comments comments (1)

Unfortunately the honest answer is NOTHING! It is a BIG marketing ploy, used by spray tan companies to scare you into purchasing their solutions!

The idea behind the choosing of a green based product is that on the colour wheel Green is at the opposite end of the spectrum therefore it should counteract throwing Orange tones. But all those different colour bases in the spray solutions are made from the colours that make up the instant colour guide Bronzer, that you see when you first get a spray tan. These bronzers are all washed off when you have your first shower and has NO bearing on the final colour of your spray tan at all! Applying products that are green or red, or the latest one Violet based does not mean that you can spray on as many coats as you like and you will not send them Orange.

There are two reasons why people turn orange after being sprayed:

1. Solution with a low quality and low grade DHA.

2. Applying too much solution onto the body.

So are we all being led to believe the wrong thing? YES, AND DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!

 

What Is DHA?

You might have heard the term DHA before in regards to sunless tanners but do you know what it is? DHA is in fact the key active ingredient in all current spray tan solution products. This is short for docosahexanoic acid and is an important sunless tanning agent. You may have also heard of the DHA that comes in fish oil, known as dihydroxyacetone (high in omega 3 fatty acids.) The DHA in sunless tanners is not food grade but it is also not harmful for your skin in any way currently known. DHA is actually one of the few FDA approved colorant cosmetics, so you can be sure that you’re safe using products containing it. This is in fact a colourless product. Products that contain higher amounts of bronzers will stain the outer layer of the epidermis. This means that the bronzer can detertime how dark a tan can come out.

We suggest that you apply single coat applications on people you are spray tanning to ensure you will not have any over development.

 

DHA and Tanning. Are There Any Risks Involved?

It is recommended that inhaling products containing DHA is avoided and that spraying the DHA containing product on and around mucus membranes is avoided. However, would you really want to inhale or spray any sort of cosmetic products into your mucus membranes? As long as the products are used as the package instructions advise, there should be just about zero safety risks to worry over when getting your tan.

DHA Was Once Used In Many Supplements. Although the results are no longer supported, back in the 1990′s many sports supplements contained DHA as it was believed that consuming it actually improved performance, leanness, and stamina for athletes. Nowadays, non food grade DHA is used primarily for tanning products only.

DHA Is Nothing To Fear. It has been established that DHA is basically a non-toxic compound. The natural form – DHAP is actually found throughout the body and is a type of amino acid. Although inhalation should be avoided, clients can expect just about zero risks to having a DHA containing tanning solution applied to their skin. To prevent inhalation simple precautions can be taken, such as avoiding spraying the nose or mouth areas. Face masks can be worn by those applying the tanner for an additional layer or protection from inhalation. As long as employees know how to use the spray gun and equipment, it will be quite easy to avoid getting tanning solution in the mucus membranes.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN IS DONE!

Posted on 15 July, 2015 at 5:45 Comments comments (0)

If it is raining the day of your appointment, it is recommended that you bring an umbrella and/or wear protective clothing - such as long pants, long-sleeved shirts and a sweatshirt.

 

If you take your bra off when you're getting sprayed, it is not recommend that you put it back on immediately after. If you need to put a bra on after your spray tan do not use sports bras. You could put your bra on the loosest strap with the bra straps tucked in.

 

The instant colour seen is the cosmetic bronzer. The tan itself is clear and will develop over time. The bronzer will be seen washing of in the shower. This is normal and the nice natural tan will be left.

You will feel a little sticky and the spray tan does have a slight odor to it – this is normal. You will feel sticky until your first shower.

 

Try not to touch your skin to see if you are sticky. The solution does feel sticky while it is in the developing phase before your first shower and this is normal. If you touch your skin and do not wash the insides of your hands, your palms may end up becoming stained because palms are not supposed to come in contact with the spray tan solution.

 

If you do accidentally touch your skin, wash the insides of your hands as directed by your Beauty Therapist! When needed, wash only the insides of your hands while the spray tan is developing. The most effective way to do this is with hand sanitizer or an antibacterial wipe. If you do not have these available, you can use a paper towel or towel with soap.

The bronzer may get on the inside of your clothes or on your sheets. It should not stain, however we cannot guarantee this. Wear dark colored clothing, long sleeves and long pants to bed. You could also cover your hands with socks while you sleep. This will prevent the spray tan from transferring to your hands while you're sleeping and making them extra dark! If you are coming later in the day/night and you can put on the clothes that you are wearing to bed, this is useful!

 

The tan is not going to just disappear, you are going to notice it fading. You can start exfoliating when you notice it is starting to fade and/or in preparation for your next tan. Your face will fade faster as you wash it more frequently.

 

DURING THE SPRAY TAN SERVICE! ESPECIALLY FOR BEGINNERS!

Posted on 15 July, 2015 at 5:45 Comments comments (0)

If you've never been naked in front of a stranger before so they can spray your entire body with a cold brown liquid, don't worry - it's not as horrendous as you'd think. There are a few things that are very handy to know, so read on to be enlightened before you go glow...

- While the therapist waits for you outside the room, get completely undressed, remove all jewellery and get to grips with the accessories provided. No matter how silly you feel - put on disposable pants, sticky feet, and a hair net.

- When you're in the tanning 'tent' (a one-person pod with an open front), and the therapist starts by applying the formula, dispersed through a spray gun, you'll instantly notice, it's frikkin' cold, but…what can you do? That’s the price of beauty!

- Although every therapist tans differently, they'll usually work their way down the body, doing the front first and then your back. Then they might ask you to lean your bum out. Don't stress – it's just so there are no white patches in any 'creases'! You'll be asked to claw your hands to get between knuckle creases, too.Follow instructions on how to stand. It might be a case of ‘left arm up, right arm forwards while you bend your knees’ at some points, but while you may feel silly it's easy to follow.

- All therapists seem to have an individual 'secret' technique. Some might buff the skin with a mitt around the wrists and ankles for perfection when they're done, or others may dry you down with an air hose to ensure you're fully dry.

- When you're dry you can get dressed. You should ideally bring thongs, loose, dark clothing and nothing that may rub the tan off.

- Most formulas nowadays aren't too funky-looking before the wash-off, however the guide colour of your tan will probably appear darker than the finished result. Don't freak out! When you go about your day you should pass for looking like you've upped the ante on the bronzer.

- If you don’t like the smell of the fake tan and you want to disguise it, apply perfume to your clothes, not your skin!

- Ecpecially if it's your first time it's probably best not to make big plans for the rest of the day – chances are you'll look totally fine but you may want to go home and hide. It depends on the brand used/your natural skin tone/how your skin 'takes' to a tan.

- You can shower after 6-12 hours, or less if you have a tan with an 'express' formula that brands like St. Tropez offer.

- If you're planning on washing it off the next morning it doesn't matter if it's more than 8 hours later, just be prepared for a bit of a mess if you have white bed sheets. Or pile on the towels!

 

PREPARATION FOR YOUR SPRAY TAN!

Posted on 15 July, 2015 at 5:40 Comments comments (0)

It is better if you have nail polish on before your tan, even if it is just a clear coat. It prevents your nails from staining. If you have acrylic nails or a gel manicure on before your spray tan appointment, the spray tan will not ruin your nails.

 

It is recommended that you have any facial or body waxing done prior to your spray tan. Do not get waxed after your spray tan and before your initial shower.

 

Threading and waxing of eyebrows and lips should be done prior to your tan. It is okay to have your eyebrows plucked the same day after your tan. Threading can be done after your initial shower.

 

Please, exfoliate with a non-oil based, gritty scrub or exfoliant prior to your tan. You want to remove all dead skin so your tan looks as even as possible.

 

Eyelash extensions are okay to have on and do not affect your spray tan. Because of the way eyelash extensions are applied, it is recommended that they be applied before your spray tan appointment. They can be applied the same day, as long as it is before your spray tan! This is because of the gel pads/tape that is used in the application process.

 

You cannot have any lotion, makeup, sunscreen, deodorant, perfume, or oil on your skin at the time of your appointment - even if it has been applied earlier in the day.We have makeup wipes in the salon if you need to remove makeup prior to your appointment. The makeup wipes at our salon can also be used to remove any lotion you have on at the time of your appointment, but for the best results it is better to remove the lotion in the shower or do not apply any lotion after you get out of the shower before your appointment.

 

PRODUCTS USED FOR SPRAY TAN AT ROSE OF BULGARIA BEAUTY THERAPY

Posted on 15 July, 2015 at 5:25 Comments comments (0)


The spray tan lovers know wery well, that having a tan helps you to look healthy, and makes you feel fantastic. At Rose Of Bulgaria Beauty Therapy we aim to give you a perfect, long lasting and natural tan, but also a lovely pampering treat, to make you feel as good as you look! That’s why we chose to work with St. Tropez  and Moroccan Tan™ solutions.

WHY ST. TROPEZ?

A St. Tropez spray tan solution is the perfect choice to build a tan, that is right for you, and it is widely used by professionals, because the product delivers a beautiful even tan, which lasts up to 8 -12 days. St Tropez’s solutions are formulated to work with the natural tone of your skin to create the best results. Your tan will have a beautiful glow, and you will not look like an orange. It looks amazingly natural on both very fair skin and deeper skin tones, and it doesn’t rub off on clothing after you shower.

The ingredients - paraben-free, non-toxic, not tested on animals, dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, naturally derived, formulated with aloe vera and raspberry extract to keep skin hydrated as it fades.

How does St. Tropez work?

St. Tropez formulations contain a unique combination of two completely safe active ingredients that work together to give a gorgeous natural looking colour that, fades naturally. The first, dihydroxyacetone (or DHA for short) is a colourless sugar that interacts with the amino acids in the surface layer of the skin to produce a temporary colour change – your tan. This ingredient is combined with Erythrulose, a natural moisturising ingredient, derived from raspberries, that works in the same way as DHA, but it develops more slowly, giving you a smoother colour, that lasts longer and fades more evenly. The tan will work off your individual skin tone and body chemistry, giving you your own unique glow that is never orange, never streaky, always natural-looking and unique to you. The St. Tropez formulas are designed to only go as dark as you could naturally get from the sun, and any orange tinge is counteracted by a green pigment.

Here are some of the features of the products, that might catch your attention:

Even sensitive skins can achieve the same natural looking golden tan as you’d expect from the Classic range. Clinically proven and specially formulated to be gentle on skin, hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, St.Tropez’s Sensitive Bronzing mist is specially designed to be gentle on sensitive skin with naturally derived tanning ingredients. This mist also has additional moisturisers and a delicate fragrance.

St.Tropez’s Express Bronzing mist is the most revolutionary tan yet. It lets you select how dark you want to go by choosing when you shower. The formulation contains fast-acting ingredients that absorb quickly into the skin while intelligent shade technology allows you to select your depth of colour. For a light, sunkissed glow – shower after 1 hour. For a golden tan – leave on for 2 hours. For a deep, dark bronze result – wait 3 hours or more.

After showering your skin is left smoothe and silky. You will have a light colour and the self tan active ingredients will continue to work, developing and deepening into your chosen tan.

WHY MOROCCAN TAN™?

At Rose Of Bulgaria Beauty Therapy we also offer Moroccan Tan™ (Moroccan Dusk 4 hour 11% DHA).

The Moroccan Tan™ Exotic Collection combines advanced colour blending technology and organic DermalLockTM properties to neutralise unwanted colour tones, present in our natural skin. The non-sticky, non-oily formula absorbs
and works rapidly to produce a radiant and vibrant exotic tan. The solution is with enhanced violet bronzers with added moisture and firming technology for a longer lasting tan. Infused with luxurious Argan and Rosehip Oils and enriched with Vitamins to create radiant, silky hydrated skin.

It is perfect for all skin types! However particularly compliments clients with a brown or olive undertone to their skin (Mediterranean etc.)

Key Features:

• Violet Base,

• Fast drying, Non Oily & Non Sticky Formula,

• 4 Hour Formula. Can be left on for up to 8 hours for darker results, or just 2 hours if you don’t want to be too dark!,

• Sulphate, and Parabens free,

• Loaded with goodies Argan Oil, Aloe Vera,

• Rosehip Oil - Bursting with essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants

• Dermal lock captures the key ingredients in the skin,

• FT100° Firming & Toning Technology - A blend of Caffeine, Vitamins & O2 to achieve firmer skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines,

• Triple moisture lock; Moroccan Tans Trademarked blend of Pure Argan Oil, Vitamin E & Aloe Vera provides intense hydration for the skin, ensuring a longer lasting tan and kissing those patchy short lived tans goodbye!,

• Sweet Honey Fragrance.

 


 

 

 

USEFUL TIPS FOR COSMETIC TAN LOVERS

Posted on 14 July, 2015 at 14:00 Comments comments (0)

How to Choose Spray Tan Colours for Every Occasion. Picking out the right spray tan products is not always as easy as finding a formula that fits your skin tone. Seasonal changes, special events and beach getaways can shake up your ordinary tanning routine. Generally, you want to stick to base colours that look the most natural on your skin tone. Go a shade lighter in winter and a shade darker in summer. If you are a beginner and want to try a spray tan at a salon, ask your technician for help. Most salons have detailed colour guides that can help you make the right decision.When in doubt, go with a lighter formula. It is much easier to build lighter colour up than strip down a darker tan, especially if you have naturally pale skin. Remember that there are many tan-enhancing accessories you can use to darken your base tan, so there is no need to take risks to get the results you want. For those special occasions when you need a deeper tan, go no more than one or two shades darker. The darkest tanning solutions are specifically designed for people with naturally darker skin, so they can come out patchy and orange on lighter skin tones. If you still want to go darker after your spray tan develops, enhance it with bronzers and gradual tanning lotions.

Preventing a Blotchy Spray Tan. Prepare your skin to make sure you don’t get white spots. Exfoliate your skin the day before your spray-tan session to get rid of dead skin cells and help the spray tan stick evenly. Do not use makeup, lotion or deodorant the day of your spray tan, as these items can form a barrier between the solution and your skin and may result in uneven color. After the treatment, try to keep your skin dry for 8 - 12 hours, or less if you have a tan with an 'express' formula. Avoid showering, sweating or swimming. Once it’s time to shower, use a gentle soap (soap free products) and water, but skip the loofah or washcloth, which are too abrasive and may take away some of the color. The more tanning solution you have had applied to the skin, the more moisturiser you need to apply to encourage the tan to wear off more evenly.

Lemon Juice and Baking Soda. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl, then mix in a couple of tablespoons of baking soda. The mixture should be a thick paste. Hop in the shower and scrub the mixture onto the areas of your skin that are blotchy, until they become blended.

Tinted Bronzer. This probably is not an option if there are big areas on your body that are white, but for a few minor spots, tinted bronzer will do the trick. Pick a bronzer that matches closely with your tanned skin color. Rub it onto the white spots and the surrounding areas so it blends in with your skin. You’ll likely have to apply the bronzing cream every day until your spray tan begins to fade.

Try a Do-Over. Sometimes the only way to really fix white spots after a spray tan is to hop right back into the tanning booth for a do-over. A second coat of tanner will fill in the white spots and make the tan even. Don’t worry about the white spots being lighter than the rest of your skin. Once the spots are filled in with color, the difference will be barely noticeable, if at all. Allow at least 24-48 hours in-between being sprayed a second time to avoid any possible orange undertones.

 

POST TREATMENT CARE FOR YOUR SPRAY TAN

Posted on 14 July, 2015 at 13:50 Comments comments (1)

- Do not shower, swim, exercise, use sauna, moisturize, or get wet for the first 6-12 hours, or less if you have a tan with an 'express' formula after your treatment.

- Wear dark, loose fitting clothes until after washing the bronzer off. If the clothes rub it can remove sections of tan. If clothes are too tight it can result in buildup of heat and cause the tan to develop too much.

- When drying after a shower, do not rub, pat dry instead.

- Moisturize after every shower to keep skin hydrated, so the tan wears evenly.

- Use a soap free body wash, as soap can reduce the life of the tan.

- Do not wax while the tan is on (this could be done a day before).

- Limit the amount you shave after your spray tan, as shaving is a form of exfoliation. However, shaving after your initial shower is okay.

- When shaving, ensure that the area is very wet and soapy to avoid removing too much dead skin cells from the skins surface.

-Do not exfoliate until wanting to remove the remainder of the tan.

- Always wear sunscreen when out in the sun. Mix non-scented moisturizer with your sunscreen and put both on at the same time each time you would normally apply your sunscreen - especially after prolonged exposure to the sun, being in the ocean or being in the pool. This will help extend the life of your spray tan.