I’m Pregnant! Can I still spray tan?

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It’s starting to get colder outside, and your baby bump isn’t likely going to be seeing much sun (and even if it was you should be wearing SPF.) So the big question is can you spray tan while pregnant? This is a question often asked, and it is very important to have a thorough understanding of precautionary measures, and possible contraindications for the safety of the expecting mother. With proper approval, expecting mothers should have no problem spray tanning.

A doctor knows best:  ALWAYS consult their doctor prior to scheduling their spray tan. Technicians can supply you with an ingredient list of the product which will be utilized in the service, this way the doctor can fully understand the product being applied.

 

Take into consideration, pregnancy can cause many hormonal imbalances which may affect the spray tan. Be sure you are aware this could cause spray tan unevenness, light development, or no development. It is best to avoid rapid solutions while pregnant because of this reason, as the client may not see optimal results. To avoid, a trial spray may be beneficial especially for events.

Follow safety regulations

FDA currently approves and regulates DHA for external use only and does not approve for internal consumption. To comply with FDA regulations, Brushed Artistry offers mucus membrane protection in the form of nose filters, eye protection, disposable panties and bras, and an extraction system.

 

Are you breastfeeding? DHA and cosmetic bronzer is transferable during development.  Avoid breastfeeding during the development period. Ideally, it is best to wear a bra or bikini top during the sunless service, this way the nipple is not exposed allowing for the infant to ingest.
Call or text us today (321)276-0863 – Book your appointment online at www.brushedartistry.com

10 Things nobody tells you about Spray Tanning!

I don’t think we should have to be telling you that you need to wear sunscreen EVERY SINGLE DAY. ANY darkening of the skin indicates some sun damage has occurred, so it’s smart to make a habit of slathering on the SPF—which makes spray tans an appealing alternative. But how much do you really know about the sunless stuff? We want to spill the secrets you need to know to get a believable bronze—and make it last.

1. Sugar scrubs are BAD NEWS

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That’s right everyone, those sugar scrubs you love so much are BAD NEWS bears. You’ll definitely want to exfoliate pre-spray tan to get even glow; sloughing off old skin cells creates an even base for the tan to adhere to. But if you don’t choose the right scrub, it may cause your tan to streak. The oils in popular sugar scrubs coat the skin and cause the tan to run right off. Instead, use an exfoliating mitt and skip applying lotion afterward; spray tan formulas stick best to dry skin.

2. Go Alcohol-Free!

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…on the ingredient list, that is. Alcohol is a common ingredient in many spray tans; the liquid acts as a thinning agent, allowing the tan to flow into the fine mist necessary for the application. Alcohol is actually really damaging to your spray tan, causing a crackling effect of the color and making your skin look crazy-dry. While it’s hard to find a spray tan that’s totally alcohol-free, be sure to check the ingredient list and verify that alcohol’s not the first or second thing mentioned. ALL BRUSHED ARTISTRY SPRAY TANS ARE ALCOHOL-FREE, so stick with us to avoid this issue!

Remember to avoid Alcohol in your aftercare products, and soaps as well.

3. Well Ventilated Salons and Mobile Set Ups are SAFEST

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Since inhaling spray tan product can pose safety concerns, you’ll want to pick your salon and/or mobile spray tan artist strategically. Choose an airy salon with equipment that has a ventilation fan designed to suck away any overspray immediately. Pay attention to the room you’ll be in too (or tent): If there’s spray tan formula on the walls and things just look generally dirty, that’s a sign that the salon or equipment is poorly maintained—and poorly ventilated. Make sure to ask your technician for an LVLP machine (that stands for low volume, low pressure, and it means you’re less likely to get overspray that you could inhale). We are proud to offer this equipment, and tanning environment for all of your spray tan needs.

4. A Spray Tan is NOT a base Tan 

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The concept of getting a “base tan” to prevent sunburn is bogus, to begin with—but you should definitely know that a spray tan has no effect on your body’s melanin, which is what causes your skin to tan naturally. Just because you look tan doesn’t mean you’re not going to burn. Use a lightweight sunscreen to protect your skin and your faux-glow. We recommend using IMAGE Sunscreen since it is safe for your spray tan and does not contain any alcohol or harmful ingredients.

5. STOP Piling on the Body Butter

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Some salons may recommend keeping the skin highly moisturized to prolong the length of your spray tan, but that’s not the best advice since the moisture in heavy lotions and body butter will work away at your glow, causing it to fade faster. Use a lightweight lotion instead and only moisturizing when absolutely necessary. We love our After Glow Moisturizer since you apply it in the shower, creating a different moisturizing effect on the skin.

6. You CANNOT maintain a Spray Tan

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It would be great if you could keep up your spray tan the way you do your eyebrows or roots, but unfortunately, faux tans don’t work that way. If you spray a new tan on top of an old tan, it will look patchy—darker in areas where the old tan remains, and lighter in areas where it’s already worn off. Enjoy your tan for about one and a half weeks, then removing it and starting fresh. Speaking of which…

7. THERE IS A FIX FOR A BAD TAN and a way to get old ones off so you can start off FRESH!

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If the worst happens and you look more like an Oompa Loompa than a bronzed goddess, don’t worry: At-home removal is super-easy. Water breaks down the ingredients in your spray tan and loosens it from the skin, so run a warm bath with a little shower gel mixed in, along with lemon juice and 4-5 tablets of Polident (YES the Denture Cleaner.) Soak in it for at least a half an hour, then exfoliate with a loofah or mitt. The tan will rinse away with the water, leaving you with a clean slate.

8. Cell Turnover affects the life of your tan

Everybody’s tan lasts a slightly different length of time, and it usually has nothing to do with the product. The speed at which your cells turn over has a huge effect on how long your tan will last; the younger you are, the faster your cells turn over, which causes your tan to fade more quickly. The bad news: There’s nothing you can do about the speed at which your cells regenerate. The good news: Keeping the amount of moisture your skin is exposed to a minimum can help prolong the life of your tan.

9. Chlorine and Hot Tubs are NOT your friends when you have a Spray Tan

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While taking a quick dip in the pool won’t ruin your tan, spending hours on-end in chlorinated water will. Chlorine, which is a kind of bleach, will take the tan right off your skin. As such, Brushed Artistry recommends limiting your swim time after you’ve gotten a spray tan and patting dry right when you get out of the water. Hot Tubs are even worse because they contain Chlorine AND hot water causing your tan to fade faster than ever.

10. Shave at least 24 hours before, waxing is 48 hours before!

It may seem like common sense to shave before a spray tan, but shaving immediately prior to your appointment can cause the product to irritate your skin. Shaving is a mild exfoliant that exposes new skin cells, which are extra sensitive. DHA (the pigment in spray tan) reacts with those sensitive cells and can cause some serious redness and discomfort. There should be a 24-hour window between shaving and your appointment, and a 48-hour window between waxing.

If you ever have any questions please feel free to Call or text us (321)276-0863 – Book your appointment online at www.brushedartistry.com

Brushed Artistry offers mobile, and in studio spray tanning, along with virtual, and one on one training. Contact us today for more info!

The PERFECT things to do before you spray tan!

Everyone has the questions. What do I do before? What should I avoid doing before? I want to answer all of those questions and MORE, and provide you with all of the recourses needed for a PERFECT tan!

Many clients first questions involve waxing, and shaving. What in the heck do I do with all this hair? Personally, I will ALWAYS choose to wax over shaving, because when waxing you are starting with an extremely clean canvas. If you choose to wax be sure to do so at least 48 hours before your appointment to give your pores enough time to close. ( This includes brow waxing!)

For all of your waxing, and brow needs Brows by Wink is INCREDIBLE, and conveniently located next to our Windermere Studio.

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Visit www.browsbywink.com to book!

Next Lashes! Always get your spray BEFORE your lash extension appointment, if you get it after that it has the possibility of causing the glue to break down, resulting in a loss of lash extensions that your lash artist worked so hard to put on. If living locally in the Orlando area we Recommend to use Bella Lash Lounge. Bella Lash Lounge is also located conveniently next to our Windermere Studio.

To book call 407-909-0775 or visit www.bellalashlounge.com.

Be sure to schedule all nail appointments, pedicures, and massages BEFORE your spray.

Exfoliate your body using our amazing exfoliating mitt by Dermasuri 24 hours before your Spray Tan, if you skipped the wax this is when you should also shave.

Immediately before getting sprayed, you will want to make sure your skin is clean of all oils, lotions, and deodorant.

Now you are ready for your Brushed Artistry Spray Tan!

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Spray by: @therobinlove using our Premium Glow!

Call or text us today (321)276-0863 – Book your appointment online at www.brushedartistry.com

We have mobile, and in studio, appointments to accommodate all of your needs.

How to maintain a Spray Tan all year long!

Did you know you can maintain a Spray Tan year round, and never lose that glow you love so much?

We have countless clients who keep weekly appointments with us, and enjoy the luxury of never losing their glow. Want to be like them? ( I do!) Here is how…

The first step would be to speak with your spray tan artist to find the best solution for your skin. I personally recommend our Premium solution, since it fades the best.

Once you book your appointment, the next step is to moisturize leading up to it. Moisturizer is going to play a large role in keeping your skin healthy, and glowing. Also be sure to moisturize regularly throughout the life of your tan.

The next thing you will want to do before your tan is to exfoliate, our Dermasuri mitts are perfect for this! Ask your spray tan artist about getting one of these in your spray tan care kit!

You never want to layer spray tan over spray tan. This will lead to blotchy, and uneven fading. Be sure to get ALL of your old spray tan off before getting a new one. If you are having trouble removing all of the spray pick up a pack of Polident (yes the denture cleaner). Take 4-5 tablets, and put them in a hot bath. Soak in the bath for at least 20 minutes, then exfoliate after. All of your leftover spray tan should come off, leaving a fresh canvas for your new one.

Some clients can exfoliate normally without using the Polident. It all depends on your skin, and the way it reacts to the tan.

So if you are wondering if you can keep a Glowing Skin tan ALL the time, the answer is yes. Be sure to book your standing appointments, as they fill up very quickly!

To book please visit www.glowingskinorlando.com or give us a call at 407-491-3322 ☺️

Protect the Skin you are in!

May is skincare awareness month, and we here at Brushed Artistry are very serious about our skincare. 178,560 cases of melanoma are expected to be diagnosed in 2018. There are many ways that you can protect yourself from being a part of this statistic, but the most important tip we have for you is to simply protect your skin. Our skin is something we will live in for the rest of our lives! Let’s make it as beautiful as possible.

This summer choose Sunscreen and Spray Tanning over sunbathing. We all LOVE a gorgeous tan. Glowing Skin is proud to offer the BEST spray tan solutions in the industry with the best technicians to give you the best color possible, without the harmful effects of the sun. Choose sunscreen and spray so you can glow all day!

Call or text us today (321)276-0863 – Book your appointment online at www.brushedartistry.com

Shower in as little as ONE hour with our Premium Glow!

My-Moroccan-Solution_grande_e8a07b88-7903-4434-97a7-d59e7f281532_grandeI think we all remember the days where you had to keep your spray tan on for at LEAST 8 hours. Those days are now over! With our Premium Glow, you can shower in as little as ONE hour. You read that correctly, ONE HOUR! For a deeper tan, you can keep it on for longer if desired which will leave you with a darker result. Not only can you rinse off sooner, but the tan also fades much more evenly than other Spray Tans. Just like a natural tan in the sun, the fading is completely even. Our Premium Glow is also infused with Moroccan Oil to hydrate your skin and battle dryness. Customers have been raving about this product, as it is different than other tans they have tried in the past. “The best tan ever” is the perfect explanation of this product. This is also a great option to get a last minute color. Are you trying on a dress for an event, and thinking to yourself “wow I need a tan?”

Our Premium Glow is here for you to get that extra color you need, and quick! Ask your Spray Tan Artist about our Premium Glow at your next appointment or book a Premium Glow session by calling or texting us today (321)276-0863 – Book your appointment online at www.brushedartistry.com

Summer is over so Fall into the perfect tan with Brushed Artistry

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Summer is over, it’s time to for you to Fall in love with your tan. Always remember during fall, and winter months our skin gets drier. To ensure that your spray tan lasts the longest you will want to moisturize your skin leading up to the tan, and after. Be sure to exfoliate all the old skin from the summer, freshly moisturized skin tans better.

Many people turn to tan beds during these months to maintain a healthy glow. Tanning beds, are not good for you and have been a proven factor that causes melanoma aka Skin Cancer. Use the healthy alternative this fall, and winter seasons and choose a spray tan instead!

Our spray tans leave a natural, more even color than you can achieve in the sun. You can also eliminate all those tans lines you got laying out by the pool all summer.

Recently we have added a new tan to our services, this tan will develop in as little as ONE hour! It is infused with Moroccan oil to help keep your skin hydrated during these drier. months. Ask your spray tan artist about this new product today!

Call or text us today (321)276-0863 – Book your appointment online at www.brushedartistry.com

 

 

Happy First Day of Summer!

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If you live in Florida than you have been feeling the summer heat for quite some time. Have you been going to the beach, pool, or on the lake? If you have then we highly suggest wearing sunscreen. The damages from the sun can be very dangerous, especially if not treated in a timely fashion. I hear you saying to yourself right now, but I want to be tan! Trust me, we all do. Although baking in the sun is not the way to do it. There are much safer alternatives that will give you that same healthy glow.

Here at Brushed Artistry, we specialize in natural, even, and evenly fading Spray Tans. We also have body contouring available to take your tan to the next level. With body contouring, you can not only give the appearance of a skinnier more flattering figure, but you can also accentuate muscles to make all that working out that you do even more noticeable. Can the sun do that? I didn’t think so. Take the healthy alternative way to get a tan, and save the skin you are in this summer! Your skin will thank you! Your golden summer tan is just a call away at 321-276-0863 for more info. We look forward to giving you the summer glow, that usually takes all summer to achieve!

Call or text us today (321)276-0863 – Book your appointment online at www.brushedartistry.com

New Year, New Tan Routine

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I feel like this is the perfect time to talk about the ever so dangerous topic of Skin Cancer. An estimated 9,940 people died of melanoma in 2015. That is a pretty big number. As we know many of these cases could not have been avoided, due to lack of knowledge and studies about the subject. Although there could have been a few in there that could have been avoided, we will never know as it is just a statistic. Science has proven that overexposure to UV rays produces skin cancer in your cells. This does not mean you have to hide under an umbrella in a hazmat suit walking around all day outside. All this means is that you should be aware of the weather, and the activities that you are participating in. I ALWAYS wear sunscreen on my face. Every day, because this woman does NOT want wrinkles. That’s the other terrible thing about baking in the sun… the wrinkles.

Another important thing that EVERYONE needs to do, is to be checked regularly by a dermatologist. If you catch the precancerous cells early it will be much easier to treat. So go get tested!

Always remember though, just because you can’t bake in the sun does NOT mean you cannot be tan. I am here for all of your tanning needs, it requires no sweating, no sunburns, and no skin cancer. The answer is Spray Tanning, and I come right to you. The color always looks natural and fades evenly as a normal man would. Call me anytime if you are in Orlando for an Appointment at 321-276-0863, or e-mail me at info@brushedartistry.com if you are interested in purchasing a tan can (a great at home alternative.)

Hope everyone has a nice, and healthy new year!

Call or text us today (321)276-0863 – Book your appointment online at www.brushedartistry.com

 

How to keep your glow this holiday season!

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Happy Holidays from Brushed Artistry

Holiday parties, events, and photos are soon approaching. If you are anything like me, I inhaled quite a few extra calories already over this past Thanksgiving weekend. From all the deserts, turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and so many more mouth-watering foods I just could not resist! Now I am right back into the busy holiday season, and just like many of you others out there the gym is the last place I have time to get to. Thankfully, there is a resolution to this problem. It is temporary, and by no means am I saying to drop your workout habits BUT if you get a pinch, and need that extra boost of color (and confidence) not only will a spray tan give you a slimmer appearance, there is also the magic of contouring.

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To sum up contouring, I can give you the illusion that you went to the gym when well… you really did not. Nobody has to know that though, it will be our little secret 😉

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Be sure to book ahead for any special events you have throughout the month. It is best to get the spray a day or two before the event. We do book up quickly so reserve your spot.

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Also if you are someone who is loving your spray tans, and have a friend that you know would love them as well consider a Brushed Artistry gift certificate. The gift of an at home spray tan is one of the most original, luxurious gifts that they will never expect, but absolutely love. Ask your Spray Tan Artist about these at your next appointment.

To keep a consistent color during these colder months we recommend to book weekly or bi-weekly depending on your skin. Always be sure to exfoliate the old tan off completely before getting a new one. Our Dermasuri product works GREAT for this.

Let one of your errands come to you this Holiday season, and get your Spray Tan at home by the #1 Spray Tanning Company in Central Florida.

Happy Holidays!

Call or text us today (321)276-0863 – Book your appointment online at www.brushedartistry.com