• 7 Secrets to Applying a Streak-Free Tan

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    Streaks and blotches are two words that should never be in your self tanning vocabulary. More importantly, they don’t have to be. With premium self tanning products from Hamptons Glow, you can get sunkissed skin that looks like you’ve recently returned from a place of palm trees, UV rays, and crystal clear water. So, put these tips into practice and people will never know your tan came from a self tanning bottle.


    Always start with a good exfoliating scrub

    Exfoliating is the number one rule to a streak free tan. Without it, you’ll be tanning dead skin cells that will eventually fall off, making your sunless tan appear speckled or patchy. So, take a nice hot shower, grab your best loofah and slowly exfoliate your skin with small, circular motions. If you can do this regularly, all the better. Just be sure to avoid an oil-based scrub, as it can leave a film on your skin.

    Keep your skin moisturized

    An excellent way to avoid streaks and blotches from your sunless tanner is to keep your skin rich and moisturized. The more hydrated your skin is, the less dry skin cells you’ll have to exfoliate. As a result, your chances of a less-than-flawless self tan is instantly lowered.

    Just be sure to avoid moisturizing on the day you plan on self tanning, as it can disrupt the formula of your tanner. So, use a moisturizing self tanning lotion instead and infuse your skin with peptides while you get that desirable glow.

    Let out the stream prior to applying self tanner

    If you followed the number one rule to applying self tanner, your bathroom will be nice and steamy after your pre-tan shower. It’s crucial to let the heat and steam empty out prior to applying your sunless tan, as the moisture can cause you to sweat and your tan to streak.

    With that said, you also want to make sure your body temperature has also had a chance to cool prior to applying your bronzed glow.

    Practice makes perfect

    While it may sound cliché, practice does make perfect. The better you get at applying your self tanning lotion, the better the self tan will appear. However, that doesn’t mean you’re subject to streaks and blotches if you’re a sunless beginner. Just take your time with application, pay attention to each area before moving onto the next and don’t rush. Before you know it, you’ll be a self-proclaimed self tanning expert.

    Avoid getting dressed for at least 15 minutes

    Every self tanner needs a sufficient amount of time to set into your skin which is why it’s recommended to apply self tanning lotions and sprays at night. However, even then, it’s important to take some time away from the fabrics. Whether it’s a shirt or your bed sheets, avoid them for 15 minutes to keep your sunkissed glow on you and not on your belongings.

    Stay in for the night

    If you can avoid leaving the house for six to eight hours, it’s definitely worth considering. The environment can jeopardize your tan as it interrupt the setting process. So, stay out of the hot weather and avoid activities that make you sweat for a couple of hours. Again, the best time to apply your new sunkissed look is at night; you’ll get plenty of time for the bronzing to set in.

    Avoid cheap self tanners 

    The most important self tanning secret of all is to use high quality, premium self tanning lotions, creams or sprays. The lower the quality, the higher risk you have of looking like a zebra – or worse – an Oompa Loompa.

    So, stick with Hamptons Glow for a flawless, sunless tan.


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  • 6 Steps to a Healthy Summer Glow You Never Knew Existed

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    Summer is here and it’s time to get sunkissed. Bronzed skin is the best accessory and there’s no way you’re going to strut the sandy shores looking like you’ve just crawled out from hibernation. But tanning beds are dangerous and UV rays are detrimental. What’s a girl to do? This season, achieve a healthy summer glow that doesn’t put your health, beauty or fashion at risk with these top sunless secrets.    


    Protect your sun from harmful UV rays

    The most important step to achieving a healthy summer glow is to protect and prevent your skin from harmful UV rays. The sun is directly linked to causing severe diseases and illnesses such as cancer, and it’s also been linked to encourage premature aging. So, if nothing else, never step out into the sun without some high quality sun protection.

    Use sun protection infused with essential anti aging ingredients

    If you’re going to follow the first step, you might as well upgrade your experience with sun protection infused with beautifying capabilities. There’s no sense in slathering your skin with sun lotion if it’s full of toxins and chemicals. More importantly, you don’t have to.

    Our premium sun screen has a 30+ SPF, has superior water resistance and is full of the antioxidants needed to fight off cancer-causing free radicals. So, don’t just wear sun block; infuse sun protection into your skincare regime and lifestyle.

    Moisturize with a sunless tanner

    Anyone can get a tan but not everyone has a healthy summer glow. The key to achieving rich, luscious sunkissed look is to keep your skin hydrated. Add in the Hamptons Glow body moisturizer with bronzer for a subtle yet radiant glow. The formula is infused with peptide technology which is essential for healthy, youthful skin; the bronzer is an added bonus!

    Drink plenty of H20

    While maximum hydration can be found in a bottle of our body bronzing moisturizer, it’s still imperative to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated from within. So, pack in some water bottles along with our body bronzing moisture before you head out to frolic on the sandy shores. H20 is nature’s best kept beauty secret.  sunless, self tanner, tanning, hamptons, glow, sun, bronze, body bronzer, face bronzer, tanning tips, sunkissed, skin firming

    Enjoy the benefits and beauty of a sunless tan

    Being smart about your skin and health doesn’t mean you have to stay pale. You just have to be a little more creative with the way you get your sunkissed glow and Hamptons Glow is your answer.

    With our line of sunless tanning lotions, you get sunkissed skin and beauty benefits in a bottle. So, whether you’re looking for a gradual tanning lotion, a self tanning mist or an anti-aging glow, you’ve officially found it.                                              

    Add in a self tanning cream that tans, tones and tightens

    Complete your new summer beauty regime with a self tanning lotion that tans, tones and tightens. A tan is a tan but a tan on healthy skin is a beauty statement. So, add in some skin firming peptides and vitamins A and E for revitalized, rejuvenated, sunkissed skin this summer season.  


    You’ll have all the summer glow you need, sans the potential health risks you thought were inevitable. The best tan is always a safe tan. Shop premium self tanning lotions and creams infused with essential nutrients and ingredients needed to keep your skin radiant well throughout the season. Hampton’s Glow is your secret to achieving a sunless healthy summer glow.



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  • 4 Sunless Tanning Differences You Need to Know for an Optimal Glow

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    In an ideal world, we’d have a flawless, sunkissed glow all year round. There’s nothing better than having bronzed skin that reminds you of a tropical destination. The only down side is that having a natural tan year-round often comes with a huge price – and you pay with the health of your skin & possibly melanoma. While it’s no secret that sun damage is a predominant health concern many sun-chasers face, what may surprise you is that you can get the glow without the potential danger, sans the sun!

    Here are the top five differences in self tanning products you need to know for an optimal glow.


    Self tanning spray is often easiest for an instant glow

    There’s no need to fear the self tanning streaks. A self tanning spray is the easiest way to get a sunless glow that evenly covers your skin with a bronzing glow. Our unscented formula is perfect for quickly and easily tanning your arms, legs and face, and can even be used on top of your makeup.

    To ensure a flawless, natural sunkissd look, we’ve infused our self tanning spray with antioxidants to help smooth and strengthen your skin during the tanning process.


    Cream self tanners that tone, tan and tighten

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    Gone are the days where self tanners only self tan. Grab a bottle of cream self tanner that’s infused with skin firming amino peptides and enjoy a product that tans, tones and tightens your skin. It’s more like a luxury beauty product that perfects your skin than it is a bottle of self tanner – and that’s one difference worth knowing about.


    Gradual self tanning creams for subtle sunkissed skin

    For the times when you need a gradual sunkissed look, as opposed to an instant skin bronzing, you need a gradual self tanner. These sunless options are designed to provide a subtle tan that gradually darkens as you continue to use it. The best part is that the luxurious formula won’t turn your skin orange no matter how many times you use it, which is often unheard of from other self tanners.  


    Sunless tanning lotions that improve your skin complexion

    Sunkissed skin instantly improves the appearance of your skin but not all treat the skin and instead, they simply cover it up. To ensure optimal beauty and a premium self tan, stick with Hamptons Glow Daily Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer that’s designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, cellulite and stretch marks. It’s beauty in a bottle – and one that gives you that desirable glow.

    And don't worry, your self tanning doesn't have to turn into a viral faux pas sensation. You just have to stick with quality self tanning creams, lotions, and sprays designed for an optimal glow. Now that you know the different self tanning sprays and creamers available, you can find the one that’ll give you the sunkissed glow you desire.

    Avoid the streaks and the potential health risks by visiting Hamptons Glow for a sunless tan

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  • Why Should I Use a Sunless Tanner in Winter and Fall?

    0 comments / Posted by Rachel Thompson

    The cooler months are upon us! The leaves are falling, we are dusting off our coats and cute boots, and the festive holidays will be here sooner than we realize.

    The changing seasons act as the perfect reminder that our beauty regimen also needs adjusting as winters frosty air results in dehydrated, dull looking skin.

    Long summer days meant we were able to get necessary vitamin D and enjoy the gorgeous glow of summer skin, which always makes us feel beautiful and confident.

    But the drop in temperature during the winter months can wreak havoc on our skin and our spirits. Whether you are inside & cozy next to the fire or outside enjoying winter sports, your skin is constantly exposed to dry, harsh air. The result is skin that is stressed & dull.

    It’s no secret that it is important to increase hydration to our skin by switching to richer moisturizer in winter, but consider perking up your skin and your mood with a layer of rich self tanning crème, gradual tanner or a quick burst of sunless spray. Looking into the mirror and seeing glowing, radiant skin is sure to perk up your spirits during the coldest months.

    With a gorgeous glow that makes you feel beautiful, confident and cheerful, the dark, cold days of winter will have passed before you know it…. right into bikini season!

    Here are just a couple of our favorite products to use during the "off season" & how we like to use them:

    Hamptons Glow Antioxidant Self-Tanning Mist is packed with antioxidants, green & white tea to protect skin from stress and pollution.

    It is great to spray your entire body but since we tend to show less skin in the colder months, we love to spray our face, neck & chest a couple of times per week before bed. You will wake up to a more even, glowing skin tone, which is always a mood booster!

    The best way to do this is wash your face and apply any serums, moisturizers, etc as you normally would… wait 5 mins and then spray. Go to sleep and enjoy your gorgeous reflection when you wake up.

    You can also use the spray to quickly give your legs and arms some color if you are wearing a dress, skirt or short sleeves. The spray has saved us countless times when our legs haven’t seen the light of day in months and we are invited to something last minute.

    One container of Hamptons Glow Antioxidant Sunless Mist can generously apply up to three full body tans.

    Winter Glow® was created specifically for perking up skin & spirits during the winter months. With high levels of hyaluronic acid, a supreme skin plumping & moisture retaining ingredient and special multi-peptide complex for cell renewal. This formula contains just a kiss of sunless color perfect for the winter months. Skin perfecting minerals reflect light for immediately luminous skin.

    So, as we enter into the colder weather and shorter days, just remember that glowing skin is always in season!

    Please comment here or email us at sales@hamptonsglow.com with any questions.


    Tanne' & Rachel

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  • Hamptons Glow Self Tanning Cream Application Tips

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    Self Tanning Crème Application Tips

    Smart glow girls know that Beauty Is A Lifestyle® & this includes limiting sun exposure so skin stays healthy & ages gracefully.

    Every time you use a self tanner for a glow rather than sitting in the sun, you are making a deposit into your future beauty bank.

    For the most gorgeous results follow these tips when applying our Tan, Tone &Tighten Self Tanning Crème.

    It’s smart to regularly exfoliate a couple times per week & moisturize your skin daily, but an absolute must 24-48 hours before your application.

    Any waxing or shaving should be done at least 24 hours prior to application. This allows pores time to close. Dotting in pores may appear if done too close to applying your tan. If you must because of scheduling, etc., run very cold water over the areas that have been waxed or shaved to encourage the pores to close.

    Start with clean skin. It’s best not to apply heavy oils & moisturizers right before your tan. A few hours before is okay, but applying closer to application of the tanner will inhibit optimal color development.

    However, before application do apply a thin layer of regular (not self-tanning) moisturizer to elbows, knees, heels and ankles, as these areas tend to become darker due to the skin texture naturally being slightly drier.

    Applying moisturizer in these areas will help dilute the tanner & therefore tone down the color for a more even application. If you have any particularly dry areas such as calluses on tops/side of feet caused by sneakers, etc you can even apply a thin layer of Vaseline to these areas before application.

    Remember the rougher, drier areas of skin will soak in more tanner & become darker so you will want to counteract this with a moisturizer in the areas needed.

    Always work in sections… Rather than randomly rubbing the product into your skin, pick an area and work from there.

    For example, start with lower legs, ankles & feet and work up to upper legs, thighs & hips. Followed by torso, chest then arms & face.

    Be certain to blend well around wrists, elbows, ankles and backs of knees. It’s also important to flex ankles and wrists so that tanner can get between the creases in skin that naturally occur in these areas.

    These areas are where your regular moisturizer will come in handy. After applying the tanner, blend a tiny amount over these areas so you will have a smooth result.  

    Also, you will have better results if you take the time to apply two coats of self-tanner rather than one thick coat. This can be done directly after the first coat or on two consecutive days if you wish. This will ensure your tan develops evenly & fades more naturally.

    Once you have finished application, it is important to use a wet washcloth or baby wipe to wipe the palms of hands (including between fingers), soles of feet, heels & between toes. Also, wipe finger & toes nails to ensure that color doesn’t develop on the cuticles.

    After your tan:

    For 6-8 hours following application it is ideal to wear dark, loose clothing or a dress; tight clothing & underwear may cause marks in your color or soak up the tanner that has absorbed into your skin before it has time to develop. Wear loose fitting shoes if possible. A great time to apply your self-tanner is before bed.

    Avoid swimming, showering or any activity that may cause you to perspire.

    After 6-8 hours you will be ready to shower. For best results & a longer lasting tan, your first shower should be in lukewarm water and fairly quick (no lingering under super hot water for 30 mins). There is no need to use soap all over your body…. Only use a gentle soap or body wash on the areas that need it.

    As basic tan maintenance, always pat your skin dry. Never rub or scrub your skin until you are ready to remove your tan.

    Especially after your first shower, & we recommend everyday after to moisturize with an alcohol free body moisturizer such as Hamptons Glow Anti-aging Body Moisturizer.

    If you’d like to extend your tan you can also start to use Hamptons Glow Body Moisturizer with Bronzer on day 3. By hydrating your skin with our moisturizer with bronzer you are continually refreshing your tan with each application.

    After day 5, lightly exfoliate with a gentle body scrub to help your skin absorb even more moisturizer and keep it looking and feeling gorgeous. This also helps the tan fade more evenly.

    Once you are ready to remove your tan completely & reapply a fresh coat of self-tanner, simply exfoliate with your favorite body scrub under warm/hot water w a regular washcloth. Pay close attention to backs of knees, groin, navel & elbows.

    To remove any residual color, vigorously rub wet skin with your towel while you are drying off.

    Whether you are using a self tanning cream for the first time or are a seasoned sunless aficionado, I hope you find the information above helpful in achieving your perfect glow!

    You are always welcome to email us with additional questions at sales@hamptonsglow.com


    Rachel Thompson, Founder







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