Airbrush Tanning Prep Tips

Written by Cosmix Inc.

Who doesn’t want a golden tan throughout the year? Fortunately, getting a golden tan doesn’t have to involve harmful UV rays. A growing number of health-conscious men and women are getting natural-looking tans without ever stepping foot into a tanning salon or lying out in the sun. How? Airbrush tanning. Sure, there are many sunless tanning products on the market. But none of them come close to the color and beauty of an airbrush tan.

However, before you can get an airbrush tan, it’s important to prep your skin. Getting your skin ready for an air tan will ensure that you get an even, long-lasting tan. Here’s how to get your body ready for airbrush tanning.

Cleanse and exfoliate. An airbrush tan can’t get applied evenly on dry, rough, or uneven skin. Before going to the salon, cleanse and exfoliate your skin the morning of the treatment. Use soap to remove sweat, perfumes, lotion or oil. Then exfoliate the skin from your face to your toes. Exfoliating the skin requires more than cleaning the skin with soap and water. You will need to remove the dead surface layer of your skin using an exfoliating brush, salt scrub, sugar scrub, or an exfoliating scrub.

Along with traditional exfoliating treatments you can try at home, many beauty salons offer their own exfoliating treatments, such as gels and pH balancing prep wipes. If you’re getting your treatment done by a professional makeup artist who has attended one of the leading schools for makeup artistry, the technician might apply a pre-tan exfoliator lotion. This lotion is designed to not only exfoliate the skin, but also remove any final sweat, perfumes, oil and moisturizers.

Get rid of unwanted hair. Another important step to preparing the skin for an airbrush tan is to remove any unwanted hair from your arms, legs, and other areas of the body. But how and when you remove the hair is what matters. Shave unwanted hair the night before your treatment. If you are going to wax the hair, simply wait four days before getting an airbrush tan.

Remove jewelry and clothes. The final part to preparing your body for an airbrush tan is the removal of everything from jewelry to clothes. An airbrush tan must be applied while wearing special disposable coverings, including disposable caps, bras, and thongs. You can also wear your bathing suit. The makeup artists at Cosmix Inc. are taught the proper way to apply an airbrush tan, which includes the proper body positions you will need to get into during the application.
Cosmix Inc. is a makeup artistry school and FX makeup school in South Florida, offering hands-on makeup courses in production, fashion, and special FX makeup.

The Ultimate Summer Holiday Toolkit – Beach or Pool

The Ultimate Summer Holiday Toolkit – Beach or Pool

Article by Summer Fisher

Everything you need to be stylish, chic and stay cool this summer.

Fake Tan – The best way to have a glowing bronze hue on your summer holiday comes out of a bottle. A few tips, add some moisturizer for the first few times until you get used to using a new brand. Exfoliate before you apply your tan, it will minimize streaks and blotchiness and give you a nice even, look.

Sunscreen – Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging including skin cancers and wrinkles. So there you have it, sun exposure causes wrinkles….if that’s not enough reason for you to slap on the 30+, I don’t know what is.

Most people use sunscreen improperly by not applying enough applying only 25% to 50% of the recommended amount. Sunscreen should be applied liberally enough to all sun-exposed areas that it forms a visible layer on initial application. Applying 30 minutes before going out in the sun is ideal as it takes 20-30 minutes for sunscreen to be absorbed by the skin. Sunscreen should also be applied over moisturizers and foundations, especially on the face since some sunscreens can break down in the presence of water contained in these products.

Swimsuit – Choosing a swimsuit that’s right for you can be quite a challenge. If you would rather stick pins in your eyes than go swimsuit shopping check out online stores, you’ll always be more comfortable trying on swimsuits in your own home then under the glaring lights of your local store change room.

Sunglasses – Face down summer’s glare with cool shades. Whether it’s the classic look to this season’s statement styles don’t leave home with out them. If you don’t know where to turn when it comes to the shape of your glasses, go for the aviator, this frame flatters most faces and will never go out of style.

Flip Flops – While flip flops can be trashy in the city, they are essential for getting you from the beach to the pool and back again without burning your feet.

Kaftan – These fashion pieces have become more stylish in recent years and whether they are chiffon, cotton or silk, kaftans are perfect to throw over a swimsuit to have lunch by the pool or a glass of champagne at sunset on the beach.

Water – You water intake should increase by about 30% in summer. With the weather heating up your body will be using more water, challenge yourself to drink two litres a day. This is crucial for your body to function at the optimal level. Besides, which celebrity is ever photographed without a bottle of water glued to their hand.

About the Author

Summer Fisher is an Australian designer, stylist and former model who has her own swimwear and clothing line “Busy Summer”. She enjoys sharing her knowledge about fashion, modeling, health & beauty and designing for the fashion conscious woman who wants a high fashion look at an affordable price. Find out more about her and her label at ==>


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