What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo is an acquired depigmenting disorder of the skin, in which pigment cells (melanocytes) are lost. It presents with well-defined milky-white patches of skin (leukoderma). Vitiligo can be cosmetically very disabling, particularly in people with dark skin.
Who gets vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 0.5–1% of the population, and occurs in all races. It may be more common in India than elsewhere, with reports of up to 8.8% of the population affected. In 50% of sufferers, pigment loss begins before the age of 20, and in about 80% it begins before the age of 30 years. In 20%, other family members also have vitiligo. Males and females are equally affected....
(cited on the internet 30.6.2017 https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/vitiligo/)
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I have seen many battle scars from Breast cancer and many a strong resilient women battling fucking cancer. When a women has her breasts removed she is given two scars across the middle of her chest, one for each side, some warn me before showing me others cover up. I have seen some brutal scars and some very clean ones but each represents, to me, very strong women.
Each women comes with her own battle story that humbles me to the core. I wake every day to appreciate my shell that God, or whoever gave me (Mom and Dad) and thank the universe that I am currently healthy. To the women who have graced my little shed I salute you and your bravery and your stories all make me a better person.
On the subject of Boobies, I have one gorgeous amazing customer who is so super nice and has one breast bigger than the other. Im not talking about a size difference, which by the way is 90% of women but one that is about 4 sizes bigger than the other. She told me that Im the only person she has shown her boobies too. SO privileged and grateful that she trusted me but actually I think its the addictive nature of the amazing tan.
Anyhow as we got to know each other she told me that she was booked in for surgery to have them corrected and im so excited for her so she can feel normal about herself. Cant wait to see her again, you never really know how you feel about your body until something doesn't work or look like it should so never take it for granted.
I have another customer, actually I have quite a few who are very young and have size H Breast, now just imagine that for a moment. One of them had dents on the top of her shoulders from the weight. I had to ask her if they bothered her and she replied, “nope I like them” She is the only one that has said that.
I have another 2 customers that I have watched grow and change into different people after their breast reductions and Ive been told that having the reduction surgery is a major but they really do look amazing and so natural unlike the silicon valley the North Shore is turning into, but I not here to judge im here to make you brown and feel better.
Below is some images taken from the internet of the battle scars and a list on how to check your boobies so remember to do that people and for you fellas reading this, a quick finger up the bum bum for you lot :o)
How to check
MOST cases of breast cancer are found by women noticing unusual changes and taking the initiative to visit their doctor, says ELUNED HUGHES, of charity Breast Cancer.
TOUCH . . .Your breasts. Can you feel anything unusual?
LOOK . . .For changes. Is there any change in shape or texture?
CHECK . . .Anything unusual with your doctor. No one knows your body better than you and everyone will have their own way of touching and looking for changes – there’s no special technique and you don’t need any training. It’s good to get into the habit of doing this regularly – maybe when you are in the bath or shower, or getting dressed in the morning.
Changes to check for:
TOUCH . . .Can you feel a lump, either in the breast, upper chest or armpits? Is there a lumpy area? Or unusual thickening of the breast tissue that does not go away? Is there any unusual pain? Either in part of the breast or the armpit.LOOK . . .Is there any change in size or shape? For example, one breast might become larger or lower than the other. Any change in skin texture? Such as puckering or dimpling of the skin of the breast. Any change in colour? For example, the breast may look red or inflamed. What about the appearance or direction of the nipple? For example, one might become inverted (turned in) when it normally points out. Is there any unusual discharge? One or both nipples might have a discharge. Any rash or crusting? Of the nipple or surrounding area.CHECK . . .Is there anything unusual? If so, get it checked out by your doctor as soon as possible.
Cited on the internet 2.27pm 17/05/17
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.