If you get a spray tan or apply self-tanner, sunless tanning is the way to go to get a golden glow! Not only is it safer than the sun’s natural rays. But, additionally, you can often get a more even tan and of course avoid dreaded tan lines. Here are my self-tanning tips to help you get not only the best sunless tan but also one that lasts!

Sunless Tanning Tips

1. Quality

Find a sunless tanning salon that is committed to using organic solution. The quality of product going on your skin is essential to having s good tan.

2. Exfoliate

Gently exfoliate 2-4 days before your appointment. Fresh, smooth skin is the foundation of a great tanned body!

3. Keep It Clean

Shave and wax at least a day before your appointment.

4. Stay Cool

Taking a cool shower the day of your appointment will help to close your hair follicles.

5. Moisturize

Moisturize a few times a day leading up to your appointment. While I’ll help you manage your self-tan,  moisturized skin keeps that tan even, hydrated and will ensure it fades evenly.

6. Moisturize From Within

Drink your water! Hydration starts from the inside and keeps your skin (which is the largest organ) supple and well prepped for your tan.

7. Nix The Retinol (Temporarily)

Take a break from using any retinol products a few days up to your appointment and during your tan.

8. Use An Extender

Using a tan extender will help to prolong the life of your tan as will using natural gel body soap. Bar soap will leave a heavy residue that will compromise your tan.

9. Take A Cool Shower

Taking cool, short showers will help to make your tan last longer.

Mia has spent the latter half of her life while living and working in Pittsburgh, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Providence, and now Boston (where she calls home) taking care of people, whether in the hospitality scene or the beauty realm. 

In November 2016, Mia and her husband lost their daughter two days before her due date. The death of Rosalie was so devastating but never took Mia down; it only ignited her fire to get back up and reinvent herself. That is when Stay Gold Tans was born. Mia’s passion for helping others feel their most confident and beautiful was the driving force behind the brand; staying gold even when the light of life can go dim. Mia is very passionate about using quality products and helping to inform her clients of the best ways to keep their sunless tan looking fabulous!

Contact Mia to make an appointment so you too can be a golden goddess!

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