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
The Antioxidant Sunless Mist is great to use on your entire body or simply for a quick glow on your face and neck. It's a super convenient way to tan all over or one specific area. I love to use it at night over my serums, let the tan develop while I'm sleeping & wake up to a healthy glow.
Below are some tips to help make application easy & your tan as beautiful as possible.
- If you are tanning your body, be sure to exfoliate & apply a thin layer of moisturizer to knees & elbows before you tan.
- Always, spray yourself in a well-ventilated area. You will want to apply spray in the shower or outside in order to protect your home from any overspray that will occur. Shake can well before and during your application. Stand on a towel to protect bottoms of feet. Rinse any overspray down in the shower after tanning.
- It’s helpful to apply Vaseline to your toes, fingernails & heels before starting in order to protect your cuticles and any rough skin from developing color. You can wipe this off with a damp washcloth after you have tanned.
- If you are spraying your face you will want to cover your hair with a shower cap or towel.
- If spraying the entire body, we find it more effective to start with feet and work your way up each leg. This way you will not be bending over to reach your legs while your torso has not totally dried.
- Hold the can approximately 6-8 inches from your body and spray in short, quick strokes. You will see the cosmetic bronzer on your skin, which acts as a color guide and will help you keep track of where you have tanned.
- If you feel like you have applied too much product in one area or it begins to pool up don’t panic. Simply dab excess with a make-up sponge or Q-tip and continue or simply leave and it should soak in.
- When spraying backs of hands be sure to bend your fingers so you do not have white stripes in your knuckles. Also, when spraying feet, be sure to flex feet to avoid any unevenness around your ankles.
- When spraying face, close eyes & hold breath and spray in a circular motion and turn your head to the left and right in order to reach sides of face. Following this step put your chin to the ceiling & apply to your neck in the same manner.
- After application be sure to take a damp cloth & wipe palms, bottoms of feet & remove any Vaseline from fingernails, toenails & heels.
- Should you develop color on your palms simply make a mixture of baking soda and water and rub hands together, which will remove the color.
Your tan will develop in 6-8 hours and depending on your lifestyle lasts for 5-7 days. Your face may fade quicker due to washing but is easy to touch up by repeating steps 9 as needed.
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