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!

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.

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

Give the gift of BEAUTY this Christmas

Are you pressed for time? Are their still people on your shopping list that you have not found the perfect thing for? Dread going to the crowded malls? You can give the gift of beauty this holiday season! These two last minute gift ideas are ones anyone would love!

A VIP in home Spray Tan or Spray Tan Package

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Give the Gift of glow this holiday season with a Spray Tan or Spray Tan package. These are great for this time of year (or any time of year), but especially with New Years coming up! Brushed Artistry is Orlando’s #1 VIP spray tanning service. With over 200 – 5 star reviews, and an amazing selection of aftercare products you can be sure the lucky one you are gifting will be more than pleased with their customized spray tan(s). If you live in the Orlando area and would like to purchase call 321-276-0863. If you are already a client of ours your Spray Tan Artist will be happy to assist you.

Single Tans Starting at $29 Depending on Location

Packages from $99-$145

The gift of Amazing Lashes

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Whether they have long lashes, thick lashes, thin lashes, short lashes, green Grinch lashes, or whatever kind of lashes they are lucky enough to possess. The gift of Lash Extensions from Bella Lash Lounge in Windermere, Florida is definitely the gift for them! Not only are you giving them longer lashes, you are also giving them the gift of time. Having lashes makes it much easier to get ready, yet still look extremely put together in the mornings. It helps to open the eyes so they look more awake. Lashes also let us take that mascara that we dread scrubbing off our face every night, and throw it in the trash. To Purchase contact Bella Lash Lounge at 407-909-0775.

                                     Signature Mink – (Full Set) $200

1-2 Week Touch up -$40

3-4 Week Touch up-$80

Siberian Mink, and Bottom Lashes, and waxing services also available.

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Lashes combined with a Spray Tan will give them an effortless, yet beautiful and classic look.

I hope that I helped you solve a gift crisis today! Happy Holidays everyone!

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Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

Has the cold weather taken a toll on your usually baby soft skin, or does your skin tend to be dry normally? If you usually have dry skin then I am sure moisturizer is a part of your everyday routine, but did you know that you should moisturize even more with a spray tan? Especially during these cold winter months (and the occasional cold week here in sunny Florida), your skin can tend to get dry. Using a moisturizer at least twice a day is a MUST when you get a spray tan. I assure that doing this will only improve your over-all spray tan, and spray tan experience, from when you first get it to when it starts to fade.

ALWAYS be sure to use a moisturizer that DOES NOT contain ALCOHOL or MINERAL OIL. These Ingredients are spray tan KILLERS and can cause your spray to fade much more rapidly. One that I highly recommend is Perfect Glow Moisturizer. It has done wonders on my own skin, and every one of my clients that have used it.

Now for those of you who don’t spray tan (what are you doing? lol) also even if you do not have dry skin, it is still important to stay moisturized. It should be an everyday part of your beauty routine no matter what kind of skin you have. Did you know prolonged use of moisturizer will reduce fine lines, and wrinkles as you age? So keep that skin moisturized, your skin will be sure to thank you as well as your spray tan artist!

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

Don’t forget your SPRAY TAN this Halloween! Book NOW!

With Halloween right around the corner, minds are racing. Thinking of what to be, what to wear, where to get it, and where you’re going to wear it too lol Always remember the hottest Halloween accessory is a glowing sunless tan! Be sure you do not forget to book your appointment, these spots do fill up fast. Plus I absolutely LOVE Halloween and would love to see all your glowing faces if you live in the Orlando Area.

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Happy October Everyone!

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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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