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.
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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!

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

The secret behind Celebrities Glowing Skin

Have you ever looked at a photo of a celebrity and thought how does their skin look so PERFECT? Yes, some of it may be photo-shop, but that glow you see… that is a Spray Tan! A spray tan can make a dramatic difference in photos, and in person. Your skin tone will be even and glowing. Take a look at Blake Lively before, and after a Spray Tan! Blake-Lively-a61f2d19fd

Popular YouTubers and Instagram personalities also love themselves a good spray tan. When you are in front of the camera as much as they are, a spray tan is a major necessity. Most of the time weekly appointments are scheduled to maintain the glowing color.

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Desi Perkins – YouTube Personality

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Kylie Jenner – Worldwide Celebrity

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Fortunately, people are choosing sprays overlaying in tanning beds these days, the smart ones are anyways! A large percentage of Tanning Beds give off significant amounts of UVA, which has been proven to increase the risks of skin cancer. UVB rays have slightly more energy than UVA rays. They can harm the cells’ DNA directly and are the main rays that cause sunburns. These rays y are what cause the most skin cancers. Pick the safe alternative to a healthy glow, and book your Brushed Artistry spray tan today!

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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!

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Applying Makeup Properly Without Ruining your Lash Extentions

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I have been holding off on posting this for quite some time now because honestly, I feel like it needs a video tutorial. I am going to do my best with what I have at the moment though, and try to explain in words how to properly apply makeup while wearing lash extensions. I have heard many people tell me lash extensions do not work for them due to the everyday makeup they use. This is NOT true. You just have to learn different techniques, that way to keep your new lash extensions untouched, and most importantly still on your face. I am going to explain step by step how I apply heavy makeup with extensions, these techniques have kept my extensions flawless, and absolutely stunning. These new techniques may get some getting used to, as you will have to step outside the box but I promise you that your lashes and a lash artist will thank you!

Step 1: Applying Eye Makeup

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When applying eye makeup the most important advice that I can give you is that you need to avoid touching the actual lashes with any tools that you are using to apply your makeup. I highly recommend using high-quality brushes (only due to the fact that they do not shed, and will not get stray hairs stuck in your lashes) , as these are the easiest to manipulate around the eye area. Also, a magnified mirror helps SO much, it is worth the investment.

  • Primer: When applying your eye shadow primer to your lids, tilt your head backward. Use a synthetic brush to apply the primer all over your lids, keeping your head tilted backward, and using the brush pointing downwards will avoid your lashes. Always be sure to be very gentle around your lash line. You can also use your fingers to apply this product by keeping your head tilted backward, and apply the product gently from your lids to your brow with your eyes closed.
  • Eye shadow:  After applying the primer be sure to set it with a bone, or natural colored shadow to make the blending process easier. Use a fluffy blending brush (example: Sigma E40) and tilt your head backward again, looking up towards the sky. Take your brush, and gently apply the shadow holding your brush in a downward angle away from your lashes blending from your lids to eyebrows. Do the same with the crease color, except to be sure to only keep the color in the crease I would use a pointed crease brush for this application (Example MAC 217). When you get to the lid color we will need to switch the technique a bit. To give a more defined lid you are going to want to tilt your head DOWN slightly, stretch your eyelids, and pull the outside skin of your lid slightly. This will make your lid flatter, and easier to get a defined look without touching your lashes. Using a flat shadow brush (Example: MAC 224) pack your lid color onto your lid with the brush still pointing downwards. Blend as necessary. IMG_4329
  • Eyeliner:  Did you know that when you are rocking your lash extensions you are not able to wear waterproof makeup products? I could hear some of you gasp at the sound of that all the way from across the internet! Thankfully there are many products available to you that are not only safe for your extensions but also help to improve the quality of your lashes. Ask your lash artist about these products at your next appointment. FullSizeRenderAnother trick I like to use (if I am going for a bold wing or a look with thicker liner) is that I will very thinly line my lash line with the Lash Food product, and then use my normal products on top of where I placed the thin line. I know everyone has their favorite eyeliners out there, and don’t think you have to give that up when you get your extensions. I also like to set my eyeliner with shadow, if you do not own any lash safe liner products you can always use the shadow to line your eyes near your lashes instead. Now when applying the eyeliner I like to use the same technique as i use while applying my lid. Tip your head downwards, and stretch out your eye to the side. Keep the product facing downwards, and away from your lashes.
  • Mascara: ALWAYS USE A MASCARA INTENDED TO USE WITH EYELASH EXTENSIONS, NEVER USE ANY OTHER KINDS OF MASCARA AS THEY COULD CAUSE CLUMPING, AND WILL DAMAGE YOUR EXTENSIONS.

Step 2: Foundation and Concealer

  • Foundation and Concealer: When applying your foundation be sure to stay away from your lashes, sometimes we do this step so quickly we are not aware that we may actually be getting makeup on the eyelash extensions them self.  I like to use a beauty blender or a small kabuki brush since they are both very precise.

                           Step 3: Eyebrows, Contouring, Blush, Bronzer, Highlighter,       Lipstick, and Setting Spray

  • When it comes to the finishing touches on your makeup, these things should not have much effect on your lashes. You can apply these products just as you would with your own natural lashes, as they stay clear of the lash area.

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I hope that this blog entry has helped you to better understand how to put on makeup properly when you are rocking your gorgeous lash extensions. Always remember, the more gentle, and careful you are with your extensions the longer they are going to last!  If you are in the Orlando area and looking for THE BEST Lash Lounge around be sure to check out Bella Lash Lounge. They also carry all these awesome products that are SAFE for your lash extensions so get to shopping ladies! May your lashes be beautiful, healthy, and long-lasting.

Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post on how to REMOVE makeup properly with lash extensions. If anyone has any questions feel free to leave them in the comments below. 

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3 Ways to Use Coconut Oil to Make Your Spray Tan LAST!

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If you haven’t already noticed there is tons of research coming out about the benefits of using Coconut Oil. From using it while cooking to brushing your teeth, using it on your hair… but did you know it can even help you out with your SPRAY TAN? Here is how!

Make a DIY Scrub, to use while preparing for your spray tan using COCONUT OIL! I will be posting my own special blend for my favorite scrub in my next blog, but a mix of sugar and coconut oil will do the trick. You can find tons of other recipes on Pinterest as well. Exfoliating your skin before your spray tan helps to get off all the dead skin cells so that the application is even. The Coconut Oil also works as a moisturizing treatment for your skin, and moisturized skin takes better to Spray Tan.

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Use COCONUT OIL as a daily moisturizer before your spray tan, and after your spray tan for baby soft skin! Dry or flaky skin will fade unevenly causing your Spray Tan to look uneven, and blotchy. A little bit of Coconut Oil goes a long way when using it as a body moisturizer. Put a small bit in your hand, and gently rub all over. Moisturized skin stays tanner longer and fades the most evenly.

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You can also use Coconut Oil to shave your legs. When shaving while you have a spray tan ALWAYS use a NEW razor NEVER a dull one. Also ALWAYS be sure to use something to shave with. I usually use conditioner but have been mixing in some Coconut Oil as well. It works GREAT! My skin is silky smooth, and it does not take off my golden glow.

So what are you waiting for? If you don’t already have some laying around the house be sure to pick up a jar of Coconut Oil the next time you are out. Your Brushed Artistry Spray Tan, and skin will thank you!

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Taking the crown with a Brushed Artistry Spray Tan

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When it comes to pageants a spray tan is a very important part of your pre-pageant routine. Not just any spray tan, a flawless spray tan. I would also recommend full body contouring for this type of event.

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We were honored to spray some AMAZING ladies this pageant season. We would like to congratulate ALL of them for winning the crown! We are happy to have Miss Orlando, Miss Princess America, and Miss Lake Eola in our Brushed Artistry family. You girls deserve it, and it is always a pleasure working with you.

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Brushed Artistry’s mobile services make it easy for these girls who are constantly on the run. Prepping for the pageants, and living their normal day to day lives. For ladies competing in pageants I ALWAYS recommend to book a trial appointment before they need to be tanned for the actual event. I do this because everyone’s skin is different, some people can achieve darker colors than others when applying the exact same solution. This way the girls know the exact color and can customize it to be lighter or darker (if they would like to, most of the time nothing needs adjusting) before the big day. What I love most about Glowing Skin’s Sunless Solutions is that they ARE customizable. Other solutions I have worked with in the past have been either one color for everyone, or a light, medium, and dark. With Brushed Artistry, I can create the absolutely perfect, most natural looking color for my clients. NEVER Orange, NEVER streaky, ALWAYS flawless. Continue reading

Tanning Tip Tuesday! Tips for Shaving and Spray Tans

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TIPS FOR SHAVING WHILE ROCKING A BRUSHED ARTISTRY SPRAY TAN

1. NEVER USE A DULL RAZOR WHILE YOU HAVE A SPRAY TAN

Since Spray Tans are only on the top 25% of our skin, dull razors sometimes tend to take dead skin along with them too (your spray tan). This could result in an uneven fade or even a big line where you shaved. Coating your razor in Olive Oil will help to preserve it, and make it last longer.

2. Keep your razor blade SHARP by soaking it in Olive Oil

Did you know that you can preserve your razor by soaking it in olive oil? During the summer we most definitely use our razor more than any other time of year. We need to extend the lives of our daily used razors as long as possible because using a dull razor on your spray tan will not have great results.

3. Shave with CONDITIONER

Not only do most conditioners not contain the ingredients that are not good to use with spray tans (alcohol, mineral oil) but they help to keep your legs SILKY SMOOTH. This will also prolong the life of your tan! I use a $1 conditioner from Publix, and it works great. Even cheaper than a lot of shaving creams!

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Spray Tan Tips for Spray Tan Nightmares

 

Have you ever got a bad spray tan? I think we all have, and we all know how incredibly difficult it is to GET IT OFF! Hopefully, from now on you have started using Brushed Artistry Mobile Tanning for your tanning services, or a sunless partner but just in case here are some tips on how to remove a bad Spray Tan!

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How to remove spray tan from your BODY

Use a Magic Eraser! This removes your unwanted spray tan fast, and easy!

Put on baby or mineral and allow it to sit for 3o minutes, next take a bath and exfoliate your body (not recommended for skin that is sensitive to breakouts)

Lemon! Use a cut lemon to rub the juice on the unwanted spray tan. If you want to get really fancy add a little bit of sugar for a DIY scrub.

In the shower use baking area focusing on only one area on a time, and rub it into your skin with a washcloth (gently) DO NOT use this on your face there are special instructions for your face at the end of this section 🙂

Household White Vinegar! Apply using cotton pads and after a few minutes wipe it off with a damp cloth.


 For your FACE!

Exfoliate your face with a product made for the facial region. Then gently rub your face using a cotton ball all over. A product with salicylic acid works best. As a last resort don’t forget MAKEUP! It can do wonders, trust me.


Special tip for your fingernails and toenails…

If the spray tan has such into your cuticles, making them gross…and well orange looking its OK we have a solution to your dilemma. Soak your fingertips in POLIDENT or any generic DENTURE CLEANER (Can be found at most drug stores)


I hope this tips help! Nobody likes a bad spray tan. Use Brushed Artistry Mobile Spray Tanning 🙂 If anyone has any questions, comments, results, or any other ideas feel free to share in the comments.

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