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Get Your Glow On: Tips for Getting The Perfect Faux Glow!

March 16, 2015

The sun is shining and spring is in the air, but unfortunately your skin is about as pale as the newly fallen snow. We hear you – transitioning out of your winter wardrobe and showcasing your less-than-glowing bare limbs is not a thrilling prospect. Lucky for you, we’re celebrating the spring season by adding sunless tanning applications to our already fabulous roster of spa services! To make sure you get the best out of your in-salon application, we asked our spray tan savvy aestheticians to share their top tips for getting the perfect glow and making it last. Ready, set, glow!

Perfectly prepped: The best way to get that streak-free glow can be summed up in three words: exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!  All of our aestheticians agree that taking the time to gently slough away dead and dry skin (especially elbows, feet and knees!) with a salt or sugar scrub will ensure you have a more even and longer lasting glow.

Tip: If you shave your legs, make sure to shave before your appointment or before you apply sunless tanning products at home. Shaving has remarkably gentle exfoliating benefits and helps to remove dead skin cells and debris!

Clean and simple: The best canvas for a faux glow is a blank one!  Shower before your appointment to remove any skin products or makeup residue that might lead to a blotchy or uneven application.

Tip: No time to shower or going to your appointment straight from work? Bring a travel pack of makeup remover wipes with you and remove any topical products before application.

Endless glow: Now that you’ve prepped and applied, make sure your faux glow has a long lifespan! Avoid showering and working out for at least 4 hours after your tanning application, as sweat and moisture hinders the color development process. If you can avoid showering all day and wait until morning, even better!

Tip: To keep you and your ‘do feeling fresh till your next shower, we recommend spritzing strands with Kérastase Powder Bluff dry shampoo and texturizer – it’ll keep your hair looking clean, chic and under control (plus, it smells divine!).

 Call our Newton and Dedham locations to schedule your sunless tanning application today! Love your new faux glow? We want to see! Tweet us a pic @Salon_Capri or tag us on Instagram with @SalonCapri!

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