13 Tips To Know Before You Get A Spray Tan

13 Tips To Know Before You Get A Spray Tan

Please don't just walk into the salon unprepared

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If you're planning on getting a spray tan, you definitely should plan ahead!

1. Do Your Research

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Look up info about spray tans and research different spray tan companies near you. Look at reviews and talk to your friends who have gotten them.

2. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

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Exfoliate to get the dead skin off and help soften your skin. This will help prevent you from getting a splotchy tan.

3. Shave Beforehand

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Shave beforehand because shaving right after can cause your tan to fade quicker.

4. Don't Wear Any Products

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Don't wear makeup, lotions, deodorant, or perfume going into your tan. This can leave a barrier on your skin and can cause streaking.

5. Decide What You'll Wear

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Decide what you'll want to wear for the spray tan. Some people go nude while others wear a bikini or just a thong. It's up to you based on your comfort level and if you're okay with some tan lines.

6. Ask Your Spray Tan Technician About Colors

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Ask them what they think will work best on you. Look at photos of people who got that color sprayed on them. If you have any concerns, talk to your technician about them beforehand. Don't be afraid to let them know it's your first spray and ask any questions you have!

7. Take Off Jewelry

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Don't wear necklaces, rings, bracelets, watches, etc. These will leave tan lines and can also get your jewelry dirty.

8. Wear Loose Clothes After

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Wear loose clothing and preferably something dark colored. You don't want your clothes rubbing on the fresh tan. This can remove the color from your skin or possibly stain your clothes.

9. Try To Avoid Moisture

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Try to avoid working out after because the sweat can mess up the color. Also try to avoid going in the rain, swimming, or showering for a bit.

10. Wait To Shower

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Different people will tell you different times of how long to wait. Try to wait at least 6-8 hours before showering and sleep in your tan if you want, and then shower the next morning. The first shower should be a quick rinse without using products or scrubbing.

11. Pat Dry

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After showering, pat dry. Do NOT rub your skin dry with the towel.

12. Moisturize

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Moisture daily or even twice a day to keep your skin glowing. Try to avoid lotions with oils that may fade your tan.

13. Avoid Exfoliants, Harsh Soaps, and Oil-Based Products

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These can make your tan fade quicker so try to avoid them. Also avoid pore strips, waxing, etc.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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5 Bathing Suit Trends That You Need To Get On

Be the best you.

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Now that we are home for summer break, here is a way to stay in style while you're sitting by the pool this summer!

1. Yellow

You can never go wrong with a classic yellow bathing suit, it is the perfect summer color to show off your tan and happy spirit!

2. Leopard

Not only is leopard super popular for clothes in 2019, but it is also making it's a way to bathing suits this summer, and I am so hearing about it!

3. Tankini

You heard it here first, tankinis are making a comeback this summer. I get major throwback vibes for when I was a preteen and only used to wrong tankinis in the summer. But I am here for their rightful return to fashion, as this style can make any body type feel comfortable and confident.

4. Metallic

Nothing will make you more confident than a glowing bathing suit to match your glowing skin! Gold, Silver, and Bronze bathing suits are really in style this summer, and it will make for a stunning Instagram pic to go on your feed.

5. Embroidered

Flower embroidered bathing suits are really in this season. They are perfect to be able to show off anyone's girly side, this style is bringing back major 50s vibes!

Don't be afraid to utilize these trends into any style. Fashion is never limited, always strive to make things your own.

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