Its that time of year again! The sun is FINALLY starting to come out in Indiana and I. AM. HERE. FOR. IT. I always think Fall is my favorite season, then summer rolls around and I find myself forgetting why I would ever want it to leave. From cookouts, lounging by the pool, hikes in the park, and every midwestern-ers favorite past time… FLOATING, I don’t think Summer could do any wrong.
Then comes the burn.
It seems no matter how many times I apply that 50 SPF, one long day of boating and BAM, my pale and fragile skin is burnt to a crisp. An Air-Tans worst nightmare.
It is so important to take care of your skin and I would like to preemptively debunk a few myths at the beginning of sunny season so you can stay bronze and stay healthy all summer long.
Did you know that sun burns actually damage your skin cells? This means the burnt parts of your body are completely different and will react to everything unlike your normal skin. Tans are no exception. Your burnt skin will soak up any solution differently than the normal skin surround your burn. Peeling skin is NEVER good to apply an Air-Tan to. Not only does solution take differently to peeling and burnt skin, but once that starts to peel off, so does your tan.
So, if you think about it, getting an Air-Tan on burnt and peeling skin, means you run the risk of having 3 or more different shades on your body. Normal skin, burnt skin, peeling skin, and new skin that is healing around that tan.
Our number one advice is to always protect yourself from harmful UV ways. I mean, that’s why we do what we do! We love giving you that bronzed glow you desire without causing any temporary or permanent damage to your body. Lather up on that SPF, wear long sleeves, a hat, sunglasses, and find some shade while enjoying summertime or taking that vacation. Remember, Air-Tan is always here for you and you don’t NEED to spend hours basking in the sun running the risk of burning yourself.
If you think you think you have any questionable spots that may not be ideal for a tan, just point them out to your technician! We will always be open and honest with you because we are here to make you look fabulous and stay healthy!
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