With the July 4th holiday weekend almost here, it’s time to address the beauty issue that no one really wants to think about but is always a possibility: sunburn. We fully advocate using sunscreen on a daily basis, but unfortunately, sometimes those rays get the best of us and turn delicate skin bright red. In an effort to save our skin from the terrible pain that sunburn causes, here are a few tips on how to deal with the blistering pain, before and after the burn takes hold. Keep reading »
Really, it was only a matter of time before one of the cast members of “Jersey Shore” scored a tanning deal of some sort. With their penchant for GTL — emphasis on the T — and the brand-new tanning tax, the guidos and guidettes need a new way to keep up their perfect orange glow. The first to not only find a solution to her tanning problems, but also cash in on her addiction is Snooki, who fell in love with Sunlove‘s spray tanner. Obviously, the company jumped at the opportunity to have her “celebrity” face repping their brand, realizing the power behind her deep tan and diminutive stature. Now she’s displaying her cancer-free bronzed glow as the company’s little spokeswoman, touting its streak-free look and golden hue. If you want it, you’d better buy it now, before it sells out at the shore. [Beauty Blogging Junkie] Keep reading »
“U r right, I would never tax your tanning bed! Pres Obama’s tax/spend policy is quite The Situation. but I do rec wearing sunscreen.”
—John McCain tweeting to Snooki, who complained multiple times during the MTV Movie Awards pre-show that Barack Obama had approved a tax on tanning beds. Who knew McCain A) watched “Jersey Shore” and B) liked to pun. I wonder if he GTLs? [People] Keep reading »
If your hometown’s having the same nice, sunny weather we’ve been experiencing in New York City, you’re probably browning a bit and noticing a layer of dead skin dulling your complexion. Sadly, though the type of dryness changes, skin dehydration doesn’t disappear when humidity enters the picture. But because a lot of people don’t realize the extent to which you need to moisturize during the summer, particularly if you’re spending a great deal more time in the sun, summer dryness goes ignored. Keep reading to find out how to put a stop to this travesty. Keep reading »
A recent blog post by Elle UK tells us that the deep tan is back. All we can say is ohgodno and pray that this doesn’t give an army of Snooki wannabes sanction to bronze until they’re black. So we have a proposition: Before you sit in the sun for weeks straight, or whip out the über-dark spray tan, take a moment to consider how much “tan” your skin can really handle. If you’re of the naturally olive persuasion, the answer may very well be “a lot,” and we’re ready to support you through the process of getting there. If, however, you tend more towards the pale and fair, consider a lighter hand in your bronzing, trendiness be damned. All we ask is that you think for yourself when it comes to artificially bronzing. Keep reading »
Getting your pre-beach weather fake tan on but not sure what shade of bronze to go for? Snooki is here to help. I like my base tan to be Standard Guido, since I know some time in the sun will take me into full Jersey territory. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
According to a new study published by the Archives of Dermatology, about one-third of the 421 college students who tried indoor tanning became addicted to it. The study found that tan-oholics also use way more alcohol and pot than those who did not fiend for the tanning bed. More than half of the tanning maniacs reported that they used more than one drug in the previous month.
This explains a lot about the cast of “Jersey Shore.” Keep reading »
Beginning on July 1, President Obama’s health care reform bill will impose a 10 percent tax on all indoor tanning services. Congress claims the tanning tax will raise $2.7 billion over the next decade for health care costs.
But that’s not all the government is up to: Today the Food and Drug Administration is meeting to discuss even more restrictions on tanning. Keep reading »
Kelly Osbourne has talked a lot about how “Dancing with the Stars” helped her gain confidence, but apparently getting a spray tan helped, too. As the newly appointed ambassador for self-esteem issues for tanning brand St. Tropez, Kelly talked about her struggle to feel good about herself in a press release:
“It really saddens me that so many young people suffer from low self-esteem and feel unhappy with their appearance. I think that at times we can be very hard on ourselves, which is certainly something I have experienced in my own life. I managed to overcome those negative thoughts by being healthy, thinking positively, and making small changes to my lifestyle that make me feel good about myself, such as taking more exercise and being true to yourself. ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and having my first ever St. Tropez spray tan was a huge confidence booster for me — it helped me to get fit and allowed me to look and feel beautiful from the outside, in.”
While it’s nice that a brand normally associated with the superficial would sponsor a campaign encouraging self-esteem, doesn’t it seem odd that Kelly, whose porcelain skin looks amazing, would have to claim tanning gave her confidence? However, there’s probably not a lot of money involved in being the poster child for pale skin. [Yahoo News U.K.] Keep reading »
How to Tan Asian Skin
Asian skin tones look great with a little bit of bronze on top. Luckily, you don’t have to submit yourself to the sun’s UV rays just to get little color. If you’ve been too nervous to self-tan, you’re in good hands. So take the chance and do it right with our steps to tanning Asian skin at home.
Always Cleanse Your Face Daily
Use a cleanser or exfoliater in the morning to get ris of any impurities that have collected over night.
Moisturize With SPF 30
Delicate skin needs an SPF of at least 30 included in a daily moisturizer. Try to find one that works for your skin with a high SPF protection.
Gradually Decrease Your SPF Number Over Time
To tan safely, begin with a sunscreen that is, let’s say, 30, and gradually decrease it to about 15. Moving down the SPF scale in small steps is crucial to not getting pulverized by Mr. Sunshine.
Tinted Moisturizer Can Do the Trick
Tinted moisturizers usually include SPF protection, and not only cover and moisturize your face, but also provide some extra coverage. It’ not as strong as concealer, but it doesn enough to add a shimmery glow and keep you face out of harm’s way.
Consider a Bronzer That Gives You a Natural Look
Self tanning gels tend to blend nicely with the skin. Do a patch test first incase the tanning color doesn’t work with your skin tone.
Wash Your Face Each Night
Washing your face before you hit the pillow is important. At night, your makeup will have hours to lock dirt and oil into your pores.
Remember to Drink Plenty of Water Throughout the Day
Without water, the face and skin can look dried out. If your body is properly hydrated, your face will have an added glow. Keep reading »