GO (HOME) FOR THE GLOW
Looking for a healthy summer glow that’s both safe and convenient? Take a page from our swimsuit model’s playbook – try Tan on the Run. Designed for maximum convenience, and operating across Canada, you can book online to have the mobile airbrush spray tan service visit you — wherever, whenever. Using an organic formula rich in aloe vera, this expertly applied splash of colour, which leaves skin wow-level radiant and soft, has additional perks. “Spray tans can be customized to suit your skin type and enhance your definition with body contouring,” says Nicole Hyatt, CEO and founder of Tan on the Run Canada, “It will reduce the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite and imperfections, making you look 10 lbs thinner.” Follow her tips to take your glow (professional or DIY) to the next level.
Hair removal and exfoliation are important steps to undertake before a spray or self-tan. “Do this 24 hours in advance to ensure pores close back up. You also want a clean canvas: no moisturizer, makeup or deodorant on the skin prior to tanning,” says Hyatt. Her exfoliating go-to is a mitt rather than an oil-based scrub that can leave a residue.
Natural, sun-kissed results demand restraint. “Choose the right shade for your skin tone, and don’t overdo it. A spray tan or self-tanner generally takes 8-24 hours to fully develop. A lot of people make the mistake of over-applying the initial application thinking that’s what the final outcome will look like,” she says.
For a lasting after glow treat skin with TLC. Hyatt’s checklist includes not getting skin wet, or sweaty, for up to 24 hours after application, wearing loose clothing, staying moisturized and patting skin dry — no rubbing. A fan of coconut oil, she recommends avoiding any moisturizers that list water as the first ingredient.
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