To some, self tanners are just that – a product that gives you a sunkissed glow. But the truth is, there are various types of self tanners, many of which are designed for specific scenarios. It’s similar to shoes – some people see all shoes as the same but every lady knows the importance of having one of each style and in every color. No two shoes are the same and that can also be said about sunless tanners. So, don’t cut your sunless tan short by using one bottle for every situation. Focus on the details of your self tanners because that’s what’s going to make a huge difference.
When in need of an instant tan... like right now
Quick! Your crush is coming over and your skin hasn’t seen daylight in a couple of months. Now is not the time to grab a gradual tanner. You simply don't have time for that.
Instead, brush on some luxurious mineral bronzer for a subtle – and instant – glow on your face, neck, and body. He'll never know your sunkissed secret.
When in need of a tan for tomorrow
You have big plans tomorrow night that were sprung upon you, and now you’re in need of a quick, flawless glow. Have no fear, ladies. You have plenty of time to treat yourself to a sunless tan. Start with a good exfoliating scrub in the shower to remove any dead skin cells harboring in your pores. Once you're dry, use our Self Tanning Mist in smooth quick strokes approximately 11 inches away from your body. Let your spray stay on for at least 6 to 8 hours, and you’ll be ready for anything that comes your way!
When in need of a tan a week away
Phew! You have some time to plan for your sunless tan and there are plenty of gradual self tanning creams for you to take advantage of. For example, you can add in a gradual self tanner that’s infused with skin firming ingredients into your regime or simply swap out your regular body moisturizer for our Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer Bronzer and Gradual Tanner. In no time, you’ll have luxurious, glowing skin that’s hydrated and smooth – perfect for a girl’s night out!
When in need of a tan all year round
Once you fall in love with your sunkissed glow, you’ll never want to go without it – and you don’t have to. Our Winter Glow will give you a kiss of color that’ll fight off the winter blues – and skin hues that follow. It’s ideal for situations where you want a subtle color that doesn’t shout, “Hey! I’m wearing self tanner!” This is a subtle sunkissed option that won’t raise some eyebrows. It looks natural while also adding life back into your skin.
And as you know, a tan during the winter is key to surviving the season as it brings many mood boosting benefits and helps take the edge off. So, Winter Glow for the win.
All of our sunless tanning sprays and self tanning creams are infused with active ingredients to provide maximum beauty and skin care. They aren’t just self tanners, but rather, luxury beauty products that give you a glow while also infusing your skin with the active ingredients it needs. So, if you want to tighten and tone while also treating your skin with luxury antiaging elements, swap out your regular beauty lotions for Hamptons Glow sunless tanners and anti-aging moisturizers.
Self tanner has gotten somewhat of a bad rap during the past couple of years. Donald Trump’s orange glow and the streaky skin seen on MTV's Teen Moms certainly hasn’t helped. But like most things in life, it’s all about the quality. You’ll never get the flawless self tanning glow if you’re slathering on some random bronzing cream that's packed with parabens. That’s a given but what might surprise you is that your skin care regime places a vital role in your finished sunkissed look. Find out why you've been getting bad self tanning results and how sunless tanners infused with beauty care will make a huge difference for your year-round tan.
Your sunless tanner isn't infused with anti-aging ingredients
Poor quality skin is at higher risk of a streaky tan because of its texture. Fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores make your skin’s surface irregular which makes it difficult to cover the areas evenly with self tanner. You know how your knees and elbows always require a little extra TLC when applying self tanning spray? Well, it’s similar to that – only for your face. So, if you aren't using sunless tanner that improves your complexion, that could very well be why you're seeing streaks.
We decided to make a sunless tanner that gives you that glow along with the great skin care that'll make it look flawless.
In fact, all of our self tanning sprays and self tanning creams contain multiple antiaging active ingredients because we know how vital it is to your final look. We understand the importance of quality skin for a sunless tan, so it simply wouldn’t make sense to make basic self tanner that isn't up to our standards.
Your sunless tanner doesn't moisturize your skin
Similar to the complexion of your skin, your skin's hydration is vital to the final glow you receive from self tanners. Think of it like this – your skin can either be a prune or a plum. Apply lotion to both of these fruits and one of them is bound to have some serious streaks. You betcha! It’s the prune.
When your skin is dry, it shrivels up and dead cells begin to make your pores their new home; a streak free self tan is almost impossible under these circumstances.
So, we have infused our self tanners with the active ingredients that make a difference. Hyaluronic acid is key to optimal skin hydration, which is why our Winter Glow Body Moisturizer Bronzer is one of the most popular gradual tanners. But don’t worry. All of our self tanners have added ingredients for optimal skin hydration. So, you're free to shop and sunless tan with any of our products.
Your sunless tanner doesn't tighten or tone
When it comes to cellulite, your skin is like an orange peel under a microscope. There’s plenty of indentations that can be difficult to cover evenly with sunless tanner. As such, you’ve likely become obsessed with spray tans since they're great for optimal coverage. Unfortunately, this can get pretty expensive.
Our sunless tanner tightens, tones and firms the skin. It’s infused with multiple peptides for collagen rejuvenation and skin firming, along with antioxidants & many other ingredients that plump up your skin, and protect it from further harm. So, as you get that glow you desire, you’re also treating the area instead of simply covering it up.
To say Hampton’s Glow self tanners are just sunless tanners would be a huge understatement. They’re tanners that prevent, treat and tan your skin to give you the sunkissed bronze look and confidence you desire. It’s not about covering your skin but rather, it’s about taking care of your skin – and that’s how you get a flawless, streak free sunless tan.
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!
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Tanne' & Rachel
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!
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Rachel Thompson, Founder
Beauty Sleep, A Beauty Basic!
It’s no coincidence Holly Golightly, Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was so gorgeous. She understood the importance of a good nights rest for glowing, healthy skin & a clear complexion.
Sleep is a beauty basic and getting enough can be a challenge with work, social schedules, family obligations and all kinds of fun & interesting things online…like Instagram!
Inadequate, poor quality sleep is directly tied to increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. High cortisol levels lead to inflammation throughout your body, which in turn causes your skin to suffer. Lack of seep has been shown to cause, premature aging, acne, increased skin sensitivity, & even psoriasis.
When cellular inflammation is increased in your body, this leads to an increase in the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid, both of which gives skin its glow, elasticity, and firmness.
During deep sleep, your body's hydration re-balances and your skin is able to recover crucial moisture. At the same time, excess water retained in the body (hello, bloat!) is processed for removal. By not getting enough sleep, your body’s water balance will be ‘off” resulting in water retention, under eye bags & circles, increased dryness and more visible wrinkles.
During deep sleep, the rise in growth hormones allow damaged cells to become repaired. When we don’t allow our bodies to enter the deeper phases of sleep, this will not occur. This allows small daily breakdowns to compound instead of being reversed overnight. Resulting in even more noticeable signs of aging.
Finally, high cortisol levels are also related to increased appetite. Getting a good nights rest helps control cortisol levels, and you will have an easier time controlling your appetite during the day and staying on track with a clean diet.
Sleep has so many beauty benefits and you will see an improvement even after just one night! So try to be disciplined about your sleep….aim for 7-9 hours a night.
Here are some tips for getting a good nights rest:
Turn off phones and electronic devices or put them in another room. If you use your phone as an alarm clock it’s best to just go buy an old fashioned clock. Once you don’t have the temptation & interruption of your phone nearby, you will notice an immediate difference in the quality of your sleep.
Try not to eat a large meal right before bed. Give your body at least a couple of hours to digest. If you need a snack right before sleep, make a protein shake w flax oil, have an apple & peanut butter or a piece of toast with avocado.
Keep your room cool & dark…. Better yet try a sleeping mask. They are great for blocking light and also help quiet your mind. Plus, it will be difficult to lay in bed with your eyes open thinking about your to do list, your weekend plans, work, etc.
Take a warm bath right before bed. As your body cools down you will become drowsy.
Take a magnesium supplement – up to 400mg before bed. This mineral has been shown in studies to help relax you. I have been taking magnesium for years and recommend giving it a try if you have difficulty falling asleep.
Stay hydrated throughout the day but try to only have a few sips before bed to avoid multiple bathroom breaks in the middle of the night. But be sure to have a large glass of water upon waking to re hydrate as we do become dehydrated overnight.
Finally, exercise… even just 30 mins a day of exercise will help the quality of your sleep. Studies have shown that moderate exercise throughout the day helps reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and lengthens the time you are able to stay asleep.
So, I challenge you to make sleep a priority for just one week and see how even more gorgeous your skin will appear. I think you will like what you see and hopefully make this a part of your beauty routine because Beauty Is a Lifestyle®.