I am admittedly pale.  I mean the kind of pale where people on the beach offer up sunscreen just in case I forgot.   It isn’t always fun getting into a bathing suit again after a long winter, and it takes forever for me to build a base.  I know I’m not the only gal with this issue, so what’s an English rose to do?

I am typically against spray tanning; the George Hamilton look and chemical warfare smell aren’t really up my alley.  I like to keep things as au naturel as possible, but if you have no other solution, and you need something to start your summer with… enter airbrush tanning!  Because we all know there’s nothing better than a summer glow.  You don’t have to wear makeup, you feel thin and lithe and lovely, and it camouflages those thank-you-mother-nature-bumps and lumps.  Not do-it-yourself streaks.  It’s called airbrushing for a reason.

You want to find a salon that is 100% natural, organic, and paraben free. If you’re in the LA area Lavish Tan has been voted the #1 salon in the US by Allure magazine.

They created a patent pending, brown sugar based solution derived from apples. The brown sugar base ensures golden brown color eliminating all possibilities of an orange tone.  They can also customize the smell for you.

The benefits of airbrush tan:

  • Slimming and contouring
  • Covers stretch marks
  • Reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • Can also reduce unfortunate skin conditions like rosacea and eczema
  • Gives you the perfect glow
  • Lasts about 5-7 days
  • Even coverage

The day prior to your tan make sure you:

  • Shave all parts you normally shave
  • Exfoliate all over, especially rough areas like knees and elbows
  • Don’t put on make up or lotion


-Arianna Schioldager

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