things-to-consider-when-buying-a-spray-tan-machine-3912366

things-to-consider-when-buying-a-spray-tan-machine-3912366

Having a spray tanning machine at home is sure to make tanning enthusiasts’ lives easier and if you own a tanning salon, purchasing the best machine is paramount in keeping your customers happy. Spray tanning machines come in different varieties, size, features, and power. Knowing what you as a tanning enthusiast or tanning salon owner need as well as how much budget you have and your priorities will help you make the most optimal decision when it comes to picking a spray tanning product. In addition to this, there are three major factors that you need to consider when choosing a spray tanning machine.

inagua_spray-tan-300x222-7918975

How Will You Use It?

Are you a salon owner? Or are you a regular tanning product user? If you are a tanning salon owner then you may want to get a spray tanning machine that are easy to move around. You may also want to have a hand-held spray gun in case a situation comes up that you need to use something smaller and easier to operate. If your salon also offers custom airbrushing or body contouring services then getting a hand held spray gun is a good investment.

On the other hand, if you just want something that you can use at home then going for a light-weight spray gun is your best bet. It also helps to have a spray tanning booth helps in keeping your tan from staining the surrounding area. Over-the-counter spray tans however can be utilized without the need to build a tent or booth provided that you cover the surrounding areas with a towel or some form of cloth.

The Amount of Liquid

Spray tanning machines are built differently and have different capabilities based on their size, function and purpose. While commercial spray tanning machines are easier to manage because they hold more liquid, they can be expensive. Meanwhile, hand held spray guns hold less liquid thus you will need to refill it every now and then and is often best for people who want to tan at home.

Maintenance Concerns

Portable spray guns are easier to maintain as compared to bigger spray tanning machines that can be found in salons. While tanning salons need spray tanning machines, having a couple of hand-held device makes their jobs easier and allows them to attend to more clients.

When purchasing any spray tan equipment, always look for a good and legitimate warranty plan.

fun-things-to-do-inside-your-beach-tent-5605076

fun-things-to-do-inside-your-beach-tent-5605076

While everybody loves going to the beach, traipsing on the water, building sandcastles, or just simply enjoying the fresh ocean breeze, everybody has to agree that being out in the sun for too long is something we can do without (except for sunbathing and tan lines.)

That is precisely why a beach tent certainly comes in handy for that quick trip to the beach. Whether you’re going alone or with the company of your friends or family, a beach tent ensures that you get all the fun, without getting too much of the sun’s harmful rays on you.

couple-cooking-breakfast-on-camping-holiday-2

Here are just a few things and activities you can enjoy on your beach tent:

  1. Have a picnic: If you get in early, you’d prefer to be out in the sun, but as the afternoon comes and the sun begins to grow hot, a beach tent provides the perfect spot for your family to have that picnic lunch. A beach tent with sufficient room and ventilation helps keep everybody cool while they enjoy lunch.
  2. A reading sanctuary: for those who are not the outdoorsy type and prefer a book over swimming, a beach tent offers the perfect reprieve and just the right amount of shade when reading. A folding beach tent may be your best bet, especially if you’re the loner of the group.
  3. A gaming area: a beach tent with enough room may also provide the best spot for your parents and relatives to gather together and spend the quiet afternoon together, playing cards, chatting (or even napping.)
  4. A makeshift kitchen: while you may want to keep the grill (or anything hot and burning) away from the beach tent, your cooler, and other cooking-related stuff are better relegated to the cool and shade of the tent.
  5. A fort, a castle, a house, anything!: it’s childish yes, and this may be the single entry on the list that is reserved for kids, but you may opt to let your kids’ imaginations run wild and let them use the beach tent when they play. But it also keeps the kids in one place so you’ll be assured they’re all in one place, and are safe.

There are plenty of uses for a sturdy and handy beach tent, and they come in a variety of builds and material. Bigger beach tents offer more space but require assembly, while the folding / foldable tents are easier to carry and often prop up easier.

the-many-uses-of-beach-tent-9324403

the-many-uses-of-beach-tent-9324403

For families or individuals who love outdoor activities such as sunbathing, camping, or picnicking on parks, investing on a weatherproof beach tent is beneficial for you. A folding beach tent will serve as your shade and portable shelter from different weather conditions wherever you go. Just be sure to pick the appropriate tent if ever you are planning to buy one because there are different structures and purposes of the tent. Here are some of the several uses of beach tents.

One of the main purposes of beach tent is to serve as shade on sea shores just in case there are no cottages or trees around the beach. Or whether there are cottages available, it is still better if you have your own beach tent to have your own privacy. Besides, you can stay nearer the beach than the cottages if you have a beach tent. The best advantage is you are protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun if you have a beach tent with UPF.

beach-tent_uses-286x300-4861852If you are an outgoing person and loves to go with your friends eating in a park, camping, hiking, or mountain climbing, a beach tent is an advantage for you. You can stay everywhere at night without worrying about the weather as long as you have a waterproof and durable beach tent. It’s like you are bringing your home with you.

If you want to make a special moment with your wife or hubby, you can popup a beach tent in your garden and stare the stars all night while reminiscing your love story. Or you can create a special bonding moment with your kids playing in a mini-house through a beach tent during weekends.

Another good purpose of a beach tent wherever you go especially on public places is you can have a safe place for your belongings like your bags, gadgets and food. In public places, personal belongings left unwatched like gadgets are hot in the eyes of thieves. If you leave them inside your tent and lock it while you are enjoying the beach, you feel safe.

Wherever you go and whatever your adventure is, you can change your clothes anytime inside a beach tent instead of looking for a far comfort room or waiting for your turn in a long line of comfort room users.

beautiful-woman-cleans-the-skin-scrub-on-a-white-background-isol

how-to-remove-dead-skin-cells-for-a-glowing-skin-1602575

Exfoliating plays a big role in keeping your skin healthy. By removing dead skin cells from your body, you help fresh skin surface giving you a youthful look. Doing so also unclogs dirt clogging your pores, preventing skin infection. This helps remove excess skin oil, which can cause acne and blemishes.

beautiful-woman-cleans-the-skin-scrub-on-a-white-background-isol-2

It is vital however, that you know how to exfoliate properly. This includes taking steps such as:

There are cosmetic products that can make your skin dry. This products can remove natural oil that protects and keeps your skin healthy. Soaps that contain alcohol are bad for the skin. While it does a good job of killing germs, it dehydrates your skin. Fortunately, there are products that can help remove germs and are not harsh on your skin. Find and use products that are mild and can moisturize your skin. This will keep your skin healthy and protected.

Taking a hot shower can help relax your tensed muscles but can strip away the essential oils that help keep your skin looking young. Instead, shower using warm water and not taking more than ten minutes. The shorter and cooler your shower is, the less dry your skin will be. After taking a bath, pat your skin dry. By doing so, you help remove natural oil loosened by the warm water and irritate sensitive skin.

  1. Avoid Using Harsh Abrasives

Stiff brushes and pumice stones are good in removing dead skin cells on your skin but using them too much can harm your skin. This can turn your skin raw and red, making it vulnerable to irritation and dryness. If you start noticing your skin becoming red or you feel pain after exfoliation, refrain from doing this for the meantime.

  1. Cover Up During Cold Weather

Prevention is better than cure. You have to learn how to keep your skin healthy. Cold weather can dry your skin fast that is why it is important to cover yourself with pants, long-sleeves and other form of clothing that will protect your whole body from cold weather. You should also wear gloves or scarves to cover your hands and neck especially if you will be going outside.

Apply a thin layer of olive oil on your skin when it is dry and rub it well. This will moisturize your skin, keeping it smooth and looking fresh.

Take a small amount of cocoa powder, then add a small amount of lime juice or rose water on it. Next, grind some oatmeal before adding it to the mixture. Afterwards, add honey and raw sugar in it. Mix them well until it looks somewhat solid. Gently rub it on your face, elbows, and knees , in a circular motion. You can also add olive oil to the paste to balance the strength of the paste on your skin.

By taking these steps, you ensure a healthy and glowing skin that many will admire.

happy-couple-on-beach

beach-facts-benefits-of-walking-in-the-sand-barefoot-7243281

Going to the beach is a great way to spend your summer vacation. You can sunbathe while reading your favorite book. You can also engage in games such as beach volleyball or swim to your heart’s content.

happy-couple-on-beach-2

A great way to enjoy the beach is by walking barefoot and doing so offers many benefits such as:

Good Exercise

Walking on sand requires more effort compared to walking on a flat and hard surface. By walking barefoot, your muscles and tendons will work harder. When you walk at a slower pace, your feet will sink under the sand and will need more effort on your part to pull it up compared to walking fast or jogging. This also helps your body to react faster to changes that happens underneath your feet. This helps improve your balance, agility and your coordination. In addiiton it helps strenghten your body as walking on sand barefoot needs extra effort. Furthermore, this can help burn calories, helping you get in shape. This will also improve your senses, which is good for sports.

Relaxing

Walking on the beach barefoot is relaxing. Because of this, many people enjoy taking long walks on the beach compared to using treadmills or walking on the streets. Furthermore, sand acts as a cushion when you step on it, reducing strain on your legs. This also helps us connect to nature which is healthy for the mind.Sand can also help improve blood circulation due to its massaging effect on your feet.

Improves Health

Walking on the beach barefoot helps increase your body’s antioxidants, which helps keep you young. This can reduce inflammation and can help improve sleep. When you walk on the beach barefoot, you connect with and absorb electrons from the earth, improving your health. Doing so also helps reduce stress, leading to a healthier life.

Sunlight

Your skin produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. In addition to good exercise, you get a good amount of Vitamin D when you walk barefoot at the beach.

Beauty

Sand is a natural exfoliant, which can help remove dead skin cells from your body. This will help keep your skin young and receptive to tanning oils and lotions that you apply on your skin. Combine this with tanning and you can get the best results.

So the next time that you spend your vacation at the beach, consider walking barefoot along with some friends.

woman-in-white-dress

what-clothing-colors-to-choose-to-enhance-your-tan-4755952

Tanning is a great way to make yourself look and feel good. By wearing clothes that have the right color, you can enhance your tan more. Here are some colors to match your tanned skin and complexion.

For the Fair-Skinned

Hot Pink

If you have fair skin and tanning is not enough give it the glow you are looking for, then wear clothes having bright colors. Go for hot pink which will give give your skin the summer glow you want.

Yellow

By wearing bright, yellow clothing, you can give more life to your tan.

Forest Green

This deep, emerald look will help bring out your olive complexion. While this is an unlikely choice, this will give you the bronzed glow you want.

Cobalt

By wearing cobalt blue clothings, you can improve your tawny appearance and give the appeal you want.

For the Beige-Skinned

Coral

Choose to wear clothing that comes with bright, exotic colors. This will give you the feeling that you are looking for in a tan.

Turqoise

Sand give a bright golden color when beside turqoise-colored water. By applying the same concept, you can get the glow that you are looking for in your tan.

Plum

The color purple helps enhance the tanned skin of those who originally have beige skin. By weairing this jewel-toned shade, you can get the appeal you are looking for.

Hot Pink

Like with people who have fair complexion, wearing clothes that have are bright pink will give your tan a boost.

For the Tanned-Skin

Pastel Blue

If you just came from a tanning salon, it will help a lot to wear clothing that have bright colors. Pastel blue complements blondes with tanned skin.

Pastel Pink

If you are a brunette with a dark summer tan, then going for pastel pink clothes is a smart move. The pale hue of pastel pink helps the dark tan stand out more, giving people a great impression of you.

White

woman-in-white-dress-2

Wearing white clothes will help enhance your dark tan. You can also wear accessories like turquoise to further improve your appeal.

Bronze

Wearing bronze colored clothing will blend smoothly with your dark tan. This will give you that beautiful glow that you want to flaunt to your friends.

It will be a couple of trial and error to find the best combination of colors that will make your tan glow. When you get the right clothing to match your tan however, you will reap the rewards and attention you want.

teenage-girls-back-with-sunburn-and-heart-of-sun-lotion

natural-ways-to-cure-sunburn-2825329

Sunburn is commonly seen in people who spend too much time outdoors. This is caused by too much exposure to UV rays, which can cause the skin to become red and swollen.
Here are some natural ways to treat sunburns.

teenage-girls-back-with-sunburn-and-heart-of-sun-lotion-2Use Compress

Dip the compress in either cold water, aluminum acetate, or witch hazel. If you decide to use cold water, go for plain water from the faucet or add a few ice cubes. Dip the cloth in it and then apply it over the burnt area. Keep on doing this every time the cloth warms. Make sure to apply it on the burnt skin many times a day, making sure to wet it every ten to fifteen minutes.

If you choose to use aluminum acetate, you can try mixing Domeboro’s powder packets with water. You can buy these packets in drugstores. The aluminum acetate in the powder will help prevent the skin from drying up or becoming itchy.

If you decide to use the witch hazel astringent, use cotton balls and dip them into the liquid and then apply them on the inflamed area.

Regardless of what you decide to use, directing the fan on the affected area will help reduce the treatment time.

Apply Common Kitchen Foods

There are an array of foods that you can use to treat sunburn.

Oatmeal

Wrap dry oatmeal in cheesecloth or gauze then run cool water through it. Throw away the oatmeal and soak the compress in the liquid. Make sure you apply this over the burnt area every two to four hours.

Fat-Free Milk

Mix 1 cup of fat-free milk with four cups of water, then add a couple of ice cubes along with it. Apply the compress for fifteen to twenty minutes and make sure to repeat this every two to four hours.

Yogurt

Apply the yogurt over the affected areas. Rinse these off when you shower, then gently pat your skin dry.

Lettuce

Boil some lecture leaves in water. Strain, then put the liquid in a refrigerator to let it cool down for many hours. When they are ready, dip cotton balls into the liquid and gently press and wipe the burnt area of the skin.

Cornstarch

Mix it with water enough to make a paste and then apply it directly on inflamed areas of your skin.

Choose a method that you feel comfortable using. Better yet, prevent yourself from getting sunburns by taking the right steps in tanning yourself, while protecting your skin from the bad effects of UV rays.

sunscreen-woman-putting-sunblock-lotion-on-shoulder-before-tanni

why-should-you-apply-sunscreen-everyday-5506001

If you enjoy engaging in outdoor activities, then it is vital that you apply sunscreen every day.

Here are reasons you should apply sunscreen daily.

sunscreen-woman-putting-sunblock-lotion-on-shoulder-before-tanni-2

  1. Protects Your Skin from UV Rays

The weakening of the ozone layer makes us prone from the harmful effects of UV rays. By applying sunblock on your skin everyday, you protect your skin from UV rays, which can cause skin ailments.

Applying sunblock on your skin daily helps keep it young. Sunscreens keeps your skin moisturized, which prevents wrinkles from occurring. Studies show that many people who use sunscreen look younger than those who rarely use sunscreens.

  1. Reduces Risk of Skin Caner

By applying sunblock often, you reduce the risk of having skin cancer. Spending too much time under the sun without any form of protection against its rays can cause various skin ailments.

Using sunblock daily can help prevent the appearance of blotches and red veins on your face. Sunblocks can also help prevent acne and other forms of UV ray-induced damage.

Sunburn makes your skin vulnerable, leading to bruises, swelling, and itching. This can also lead to skin cancer if you keep on neglecting it. By applying sunscreen on your skin, you protect your skin from sunburn.

Skin proteins such as collagen, keratin, and elastin, are important in keeping your skin healthy. When you use sunscreen on your skin, you help protect these proteins, leading to healthier skin.

If you want to look young and impress your friends, then applying sunblock everyday can help you achieve this.

Many sunscreens are resistant to water. You can apply this products on your skin and then swim afterwards without the need to worry about your sunscreen from being washed off by the water.

If you have plans of going to the beach this weekend, or if you are going to have a picnic with your family, make sure to bring a sunscreen with you. These products will help ensure that your skin has protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. You can use this at anytime of the day and anywhere. You can buy these products in your local cosmetic or drug store.

When using sunscreen, take note of these reminders:

  1. Do not go out during ten in the morning until four in the afternoon if you do not have sunscreen on your skin.
  1. Wear clothing that will help protect you from the sun’s UV rays such as long-sleeve shirt, a 3-inch brim hat, and a pair of sunglasses.
  1. Make sure to apply sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher fifteen to twenty minutes before you go outdoors.

By following these practices, you can enjoy going outdoors without worries.

colorful-striped-beach-bag-with-a-hat-sun-mat-towel-and-sunglass-3

things-to-bring-at-the-beach-8970765

It is really nice to have a beach vacation packing checklist so as not to forget anything. Before you head over to your target destination, make sure to check everything on your “things-to-bring” list. Let us help you organizing your list.

Bag

colorful-striped-beach-bag-with-a-hat-sun-mat-towel-and-sunglass-4Your traveling bag should hold everything. But you must have another beach bag to carry your things when getting out of your hotel room and heading to the beach. To save space, you can bring foldable or expandable beach bags.

Clothes

While you have so many pieces of garment in your luggage, the two most important things are: swimsuit and cover ups. Choose a swimsuit that will highlight your figure. Whether it is a two-piece or one-piece, it is up to you. After all, if you are there for the sun, you might prefer going butt-naked.

Aside from the beach wear, don’t forget to bring extra clothing for night activities or day tour. Evening dress may sometimes be necessary depending on your itinerary or plan of activities.

Accessories

Here is the tricky part because the number of accessories to bring depends on your style or personality. The things that you should not skip though are flip flops (or could be any kind of slippers you prefer),  sun glasses and sun hat. Sun hat is needed to protect you from extreme heat of the sun. Your hair needs to be protected as well.

Sun block

Of all your beauty items, this is the most important. Sun tanning is not safe without sun protection. Avoid staying under the sun for too long. Another way to get a perfect tan is by using self tanners. So what you could do is bring a travel-size self tanner with you and do a night application so will have a bronzed skin the next day.

Beauty Items

Yes, your makeup kit and skincare products are counted. Don’t forget to bring body lotion, deodorant, facial wash and cleanser, tissues or wipes, shampoo and conditioner, soap, hairbrush, toothpaste and toothbrush, beach towel, and first-aid kit.

Gadgets

For sure you will be bringing your smartphone and other gadgets with you! Don’t forget to bring charger and extra batteries. If you will bring your camera, you may need to bring a monopod or tripod depending on your plans. But if you want to travel light, you can skip your heavy electronics.

That’s all for now and have a safe beach trip!

fashionable-girl-sunbathe-on-the-vip-villa

fashionable-girl-sunbathe-on-the-vip-villa-2

sun-bathing-or-sunless-tanning-6123726

Long time ago, people used to associate sun bathing each time they hear tanning. Why not? It’s the most economical way of getting bronzed skin aside from the fact that you can easily do it while on a vacation and flaunting your greatest asset. But times have changed for the better. There are cheaper and healthier alternative to getting a perfect tan.

One of the many options for sunless tanning is using self tanners. Let us now compare sun tanning to self tanning:

Sun Tanning

– almost free because you just need the sun’s heat to get your desired tan

– provides Vitamin D

Self Tanning

– can be done at home

– easy to do and is not dependent with the weather

– there are many self tanners to choose from

These are just some of the benefits of those two options. However, too much sun tanning is not healthy for you. There are even previous reports about skin cancer risks due to the damaging rays of the sun. This does not mean that self tanning is the perfect choice. But it gives you a healthier option because there are many organic and all-natural self tanners in the market. Most of the trusted brands are accessible only and offers free shipping and great discount.

Some of the great self tanners out there include tanning lotions, application mitt, tanning towelettes and more. They are all convenient to use and can be done at the comfort of your own home. There are even travel-sized self tanners that is ideal for you if you are traveling and would like to get a bronzed glow wherever you go.

You don’t have to wait for the next summer to get a fantastic tan. Grab a self tanner now and impress everyone with your party-rocking gown and beautiful glowing skin!