Nothing beats a spray tan but the next best thing is a tan in a bottle. Yes the magic happens at home from a bottle with a little bit of effort you can leave the house looking like you just got off the hammock .
Tricking your brain into thinking that you have been on holiday is the first part to happiness, it's like fake laughing, your brain can't distinguish whether it's real or not so it releases serotonin so you feel happy and I'm convinced this happens when I tan myself, I can go from a 2 to a solid 7 in 5 minutes and I look amazing so I feel amazing right up till the day my tan starts fading and I can feel the happiness slowly leaving.
Wait...it is that what they call addiction?
probably, well I have an addiction but it doesn't hurt anyone and makes me happy more times than not so I'm sticking with it.
I remember when I was a teenager I would have sunbeds and I would lie under those magical lamps for a whole 25 mins in my lunch break dreaming I was in a tropical island only to go back to work smelling like a half cooked cookie. I was convinced that S.A.D sun affective disorder is what I had and it was real because after I was tanned I felt amazing until I discover spraytanning and got the exact same feeling from a five minute SprayTan, it was then I realized I had tricked my brain. I didn't NEED the actual warmth, though it was nice, I needed the BROWN, which led me to believe in the power of the mind and tricking ourselves into happiness. It truely was magic in a bottle and I could have a spa or a hot shower or sauna to get the warmth so not only did I stop slow cooking my body on the beds I saved time money and learnt valuable lessons that today have helped me create the brand we call SAFE.
I have told my family if I'm ever in hospital you bring the magic (Mist Spray) so I can keep up the illusion I tell my brain which in turn will help me to get better . (That's what I've told them anyway).
Sooo the moral of the story is
'Brown makes everything better'
People often think that spray tanning and tanning products are seasonal, but after 14 years in the industry I can tell you that is not the case. Winter brings a whole other level to tanning. People going on holiday to warmer climates who want to start their holiday already brown because looking like a tourist is not the cool thing to do and then there is the school balls which happen all through winter and lets not forget the dance companies that have competitions and last but not least companies having their mid winter bash, alongside my weekly regulars, well, no, its not quiet, its jam packed.
Online orders, salon orders and social media are another part of running a tanning business and winter is no exception with the online orders stacking up for people getting either some tanning cream or tanning spray to enhance their natural tan while abroad and a lot of customers ask which is the best tan to take on holiday so here is the break down of what we recommend to take with you.
If you haven't already had a spray tan before leaving you will want to get yourself some tanning cream or spray a glove and some form of moisturising product, either oils or creams. If your no good at applying tan then go for our Chocolate Tanning Cream as it is fool proof and will give you a lovely natural tan that you can either build up to look like a whittakers chocolate bar or one coat leaves you perfectly sun kissed. Now if your the more serious tanner with a bit of experience behind you definitely go for the MIST Tanning Spray. Our Mist Tanning Spray comes with our awesome Velvet Blending Glove which helps you to apply flawlessly.
Other Traveling tips for the first world punters going to the 3rd world, never drink the water, always take toys pencils and a blank 1L5 ruled book to give out to the children you see and NEVER EVER EVER RIDE THE ELEPHANTS OR PET THE ANIMALS remember the only reason they are tame as they have been forced (by way of torture) to submit to evil humans.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes patches of skin to appear site where the normal colour has been lost. Vitiligo can be severe to mild and appear anywhere on the body. Some vitiligo patients notice improvements when having a spray tan or using tanning lotions with DHA in it. DHA, spraytanning and creams can help make the Vitiligo less noticeable and usually last from 4-10 days.
There are a couple of things to help camouflage Vitiligo, depending on how dark the pigmented skin is. You can airbrush the whitest (non-pigmented) parts and work on balancing them out with the natural skin tone or spray the whole body and then double up on the whitest parts to get the even look.
Spray tans dont have to be purely cosmetic they can also help a client feel better about themselves. Brownallyear has certified organic solution just for this purpose.
Ive seen on the www that there is shower tanning and also watermelon seed "natural" tanning offered by other companies. Clever marketing and great packaging but has anyone actually had a go at either of them? The research Ive discovered about the watermelon seed tanning all suggests that it is actually a skin whitening if anything and if it really did do wonders then the whole world would know by now surely and as for 'shower tanning' you could do that with our Express Tan by turning off the shower after you have washed yourself, apply generously our Express Tan all over your body then wait 5 minutes then rinse and pat dry. For more intense tanning do this daily until tan achieved. Might have to purchased said products and find out.
Always researching here at BROWNALLYEAR :o)
The two tans we stock both require 4-6 hours to develop the fast tan must be washed off after 1-2 hours depending on the skin tone and colour you are after, we can discuss this when you arrive.
The advantage of the fast tan is you can wash and carry on your life while the tan develops, so no feeling sticky or wearing old clothes. After you wash the fast tan off you may find that all the colour has disappeared but it will return within 4-6 hours.
The Organic tan will be brown and beautiful the entire time.......
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Tan Lines, it happens, firstly GO NAKED when you get a spray tan, honestly ive seen it all, same thing different body. We can fix tan lines at the salon or you can add tan cream/spray to the white bits. Personally I like tan lines because then you look like you have actually been on holiday in the tropics some where but they are no good for dinner dates and fancy balls.
Salons should be able to make your tan lines better or grab some Mist Tanning Spray and wipe away the white.
How much tan is too much tan you ask, well the girl in this photo (taken from pintrest) was doing the the 100 layer challenge and boy that must feel horrible.
Everybody has a different skin type and tone and some people can take a lot of tan and not look funny but some people will look like a road cone if they put too much tan on. If you are applying tan at home and your skin starts to look like your cracking then your putting too much tan on.
Body builders and dancers will often have lots of tan applied, this looks great under those bright lights but no so great under normal conditions. The trick to getting it right for your skin is either your tan technician should know or trial and error with at home tanning.
Remember a tan is supposed to enhance your looks not change you entirely.
Ever had a sticky tan, one where you either have asked or have had too much tan applied and you feel so sticky. Some tanning solutions have no alcohol (which is a good thing). Alcohol dries out the skin so your tan does not feel sticky and DHA the stuff that makes you go brown dries out your skin too, this is why a tan without the alcohol is better, we want to keep the tan hydrated that is why we always say moisturise moisturise moisturise, BUT if you have a double up on your tan, lets say your a bodybuilder or a dancer or just a crazed tanaholic then you might feel a little sticky and if you do did you know you can put a little bit of baby powder or powder puff onto your body to make you not feel sticky.
Using essential oil perfumes is a great way to smell fantastic, feel great and promote wellness and we have 3 great delicious smells for you. These little handbag goodies are made with sweet almond oil infused with essential oils or fragrant oils for those who are essential oil sensitive.
Our Lemongrass roller perfume smells just like lemons, but it is milder and sweeter. Lemongrass essential oil is used in aromatherapy to relieve muscle pain, externally to kill bacteria, ward off insects, and reduce body aches and a host of other things. It smells delicious it will lift your spirits and energy making you feel great.
Our Cherry Sorbet scent is to go hand in hand with our favorite NOODIE Body Oil and our new Butterscotch scent which goes with our Coconut Rough body scrub, so delicious you will want to eat it. These make great gifts for your friends and family and come packed in cute little brown kraft boxes. Check it out here
Photo is Heidi Klum dressed up for Halloween last year
Article on wrinkles and fake tanning cited from
Oh how the media like to make DRAMA, listen Im all for learning new stuff and if it is proven scientifically that DHA is extremely bad or pernicious I would shut BROWNALLYEAR down in a day but all the research I do never gives a clear picture in fact the information that was available in the 1970's is far more researched and tested than it is today.
Below is an exert taken from the article and Id like to add my thoughts in red writing
How fake tan works
Fake tans work by reacting with your skin's outer layer, which is mainly made up of dead skin cells. It's called the Maillard reaction and causes what's known as oxidative stress: creating compounds that turn skin cells brown and cause the same type of damage as pollution or sunbathing.
The concern is around the active ingredient in this reaction: Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA.
It's been used as a skin colourant since the 1920s and is derived from sugar cane. It's also what gives fake tan that biscuit smell.
Ok, im just saying, if DHA has been around since the 1920's dont you think we would know by now if there was something seriously wrong with fake tanning, Coco Channel would be a wrinkled prune when she died at the ripe old age of 88.
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"We don't know the long term effects," Dr Stefanie Williams, dermatologist and founder of London's Eudelo skin clinic told the Daily Mail. (WHY DONT WE KNOW THE LONG TERM EFFECTS IF WE HAVE BEEN USING DHA SINCE 1920!) I know that eating animals causes cancer but people continue to eat them.
So while you may be doing your best to stay out of the sun to avoid not just cancer but the effects of ageing, your fake tan alternative could also be the cause of lines and wrinkles.
What about lotions, gels, mousses and creams?
Cosmetic scientist Ian Taylor told the Daily Mail "As a cancer-causing agent, there are no issues with DHA applied externally." OK Great maybe the heading should be No issues with DHA
The concern is around other ingredients that can be added in the production process which may cause problems. Great we are totally organic
Cheaper processes where synthetic raw materials such as solvents are used could lead to accidental contamination.
Some products also contain "penetration enhancers", such as ethanol alcohol which is used to help speed up or deepen the tanning process.
But Taylor says they can disrupt the skin's barrier by "increasing moisture loss and making skin more vulnerable to pollutants".
The result? Dryness, irritation - and wrinkles. Well There are a million things that dry out the skin so why the big scary headline gheeesh..