Sprayed By Jade

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When spray tan tents attack. Round 2.

Through the years I have spray tanned thousands of people. A lot of them, celebrities- which you think would be really memorable, but I actually forget A LOT. Especially pre instagram when you couldn't just scroll down a few years to see what you were up to. Most of my clients I see regularly, but there are a lot of people who will only tan for events or when they are in LA for a visit or job.

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Ill wake up to a random text message from my mom saying "Remember when you spray tanned Marcia Brady?" Ill be like, I did?! Oh yea!

The other day my husband was watching boxing, and the camera panned over to Oscar De La Hoya sitting in the arena and I thought to myself ..oh I spray tanned that guy like 10 years ago!

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Anyways, today on the "On This Day" feature facebook has, I was reminded of yet another cringeworthy story, and this was only a year or 2 ago. I am going to share it because I got so many messages about how much you guys enjoyed reading my last spray tan fail blog post.... Ha! Thanks y'all!

I got a call for a tan in Calabasas. LA>>Calabasas is a horrendous drive at rush hour, but luckily I have a pretty big clientele over there and when one of them books I can usually get the others to jump on board to save me several trips that week.**insert praising emoji hands**

I have to leave extra early, because not only do I have the long drive, but once I arrive I have to get through security which is usually a pain in the ass, especially if it's your first visit with a "high profile" client. I arrive to this enormous, gorgeous home. I ring the door bell, wait, knock a little, text assistants like 20 times, wait a little more and then finally a giant scary man lets me in and immediately disappears. It's fine, this is how it goes.

I am alone in this massive, silent, hollow-esque home lobby with all my bags and equipment, and I hear someone yell "YAY JADE! Come upstairs to the 3rd bathroom on the right". I look over to the staircase that has approx 9,000 twirling stairs and start the trek (and this is where I would insert the upside down smiling face emoji). Where is that big dude who let me in?? This walk was so terrible- not because I was out of breath but because I was SO. LOUD. Every step I took I was clanking and echoing with all my crap. At one point someone opened a door and just looked at me for a second and then shut the door again. When I finally made it to the bathroom (size of Walt Disney World) the same voice said, "You can set up right there, and Ill be there in a few minutes".

While I was setting up, one of the housekeepers came in to put some towels away. I popped open my tent and I didn't realize how low the chandelier was hanging, and knocked a freakin crystal OFF it and across the bathroom. Keep in mind this is so many years later than the last story about my demon tent, I am an absolute pro with it at this point, and this was a freak accident. I looked over at the house keeper whose face turned ghost white, she sprinted across the bathroom literally hurdling over toilets and vanities, grabbed the crystal and shoved it in one of her towel drawers before my client walked in.

I have no idea if anyone ever found out about this, all I know is that the house keeper is MY GURL. If you knew who this home belonged to, this story would be 1 billion times better.. so use your imagination, Daahhhhling.

 

X Jade

 

 

How to care for your spray tan

Aftercare for your spray tan is equally important as the prep! 

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The most important thing to remember.. you cannot get wet while you’re tan is developing. The first shower you take after waiting the recommended time should be the first moisture to hit your skin post tan. Also keep in mind that whether its a "rapid development" tan or an 8 hour tan- the longer you wait, the better. You just don't want to exceed 12 hours because DHA can over develop causing the color to slightly change and extra dryness that could irritate your skin.

*DHA stands for Dihydroxyacetone, it's a skin darkening agent. DHA acts on our dead skin cells that are on the surface of our skin. The amino acids in this dead layer of skin can react with DHA in order to produce a compoud called melanoidins. Melanoidins are brown. Therefor, we are tan, until we shed that layer of dead skin.

Science, man.


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You want to make sure the first ingredient on the back of your body wash is water, rather than an oil and that it's sulfate free. Always wash with a sponge or cloth, especially your first and second showers. Lots of people make the mistake of barely washing, or just using their hands and letting the water hit them in hopes to preserve the tan. When really, you want to get that cosmetic layer of bronzer off you, and out of your pores. This requires light scrubbing. The tan is fully developed underneath and is not going anywhere. 

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I am currently using unscented Everyone Soap. This is natural and organic with pure botanical extracts, cruelty free, paraben free, polysorbate free, disodium EDTA free, gluten free, sulfate free, and non-GMO verified. This paired with my loofah is post spray tan shower perfection!


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If you have to shave the week you have your tan on, that's ok! Just because you have a spray tan doesn't mean you have to turn into Chewbacca..

Just use a brand new razor so you don’t have to press too hard, and replace your shaving cream with conditioner- it's less harsh on the tan!


 
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Moisturizing is EVERYTHING! I wouldn’t even recommend getting a spray tan if you can't commit to moisturizing post shower everyday! This is where my Tinted Body Moisturizer comes in. With light DHA, this product is made to prolong your spray tan (I’m talking 10 day tans people), keep you hydrated with an all natural skin conditioning complex, and keeps your tan even throughout. With a great after tan moisturizer you shouldn’t even notice your spray tan fading as it's leaving your skin! If you don't have my product yet, the same rules apply as the body wash. Water based, sulfate free!


Lastly- remember that excessive sweating (hot yoga), swimming (chlorine), massages (oils) will all shorten the life of your spray tan.

Got it all?! Good. It's worth it;)

X Jade