Blissful Tips for Healthier Skin

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  • Gentle Strawberry Facial Scrub
  • 6 Fresh organic strawberries, pureed
  • 2t Natural poppy seeds
  • 2T Heavy Cream
  • 2oz Powdered milk

Gently massage mixture all over face and neck, avoid the eye area. Exfoliate with the mask using slow, circular motions for about a minute. Leave on for 15 minutes. Gently rinse off with warm water. 

Tattoos and Your Skin 

Tattoos are fast becoming widely accepted in today's society. Approximately 21% of America has at least one. The healing process after getting your new tattoo can take up to 6 weeks to heal, if not more. It's important to care for your skin before and after you get a tattoo. Healthy hydrated skin will take the ink better and prolong its life. Enzyme peels and professional exfoliation can help ring an aged tattoo back to life. Limiting sun exposure yes even tanning after getting a new tattoo. Little know fact: some colors used can be photo-toxic; which means they can cause a reaction when exposed to light. Ever wonder why that tattoo raised after exposure? Keep your tattoo moisturized while tanning and even use a local sunscreen to protect that art for a lifetime. 

Spa Product Spotlight

BioElements Decongestant Cleanser - A Lathering gel cleanser for oily skin that removes all traces of impurities, excess oil and makeup. It takes all your make up off and leaves your face super clean. Used as part of our Facial Treatment Services. Used here at Bliss for your skins pleasure! 

How to Maintain A Great Spray Tan

  • Do not shower for a minimum of 4 hours, but we suggest leaving on up to 6 hours, after your airbrush tanning session. During this "processing time" you can not do physical activities that may require your skin to become wet. This includes, swimming, bathing, showering, gardening, sauna sessions, massages and other activities that require the use of  liquids or cause your body to sweat. You are free to resume these activities after your tan has fully processed and your first shower.

  • Your first shower should be a light, shower, you are simply rinsing the excess airbrush solution off of the surface of your skin. Do not exfoliate during this shower. You have previously exfoliated in your shower prior to your airbrush tanning session. Your first shower is a light rinse with warm water only.

  • Avoid bar soaps, as these have higher pH levels. This will cause your skin to dry and cause your skin replacement cycle to speed up more rapidly. This could cause premature fading of any tan including a natural tan. Higher pH products can also cause drying of the skin resulting in a cracked or freckled looking tan.

  • Moisturizing after showers using a high quality moisturizer containing minimal fragrances. Hypoallergenic moisturizers are usually your best bet. Lowering the pH of your skin after water exposure is very important to the health of your skin and assists in prolonging the life of any tan, including a natural tan. Using the right moisturizers ensures a nice even fade of your tan airbrush tan.

  • Use tan extending moisturizers that have trace amounts of DHA but with moderation (every other day after showering). Careful not to use moisturizers with a high level pH or too much DHA. This could make your tan orange.

  • Keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of fresh water daily. This will promote healthy, hydrated skin. Healthy skin equals healthy tan.

  • Avoid long hot baths. Shower instead.

  • Avoid prolonged periods in water and the pool. Believe it or not water dries out your skin, especially chlorinated water!

  • WAIT!-- Make sure you have completely exfoliated off all of your previous airbrush tan, prior to rushing in to get another. This could cause an airbrush "build up". An airbrush tan build up causes cracks/freckles and is an unattractive and unnatural looking tan! If you choose to receive an airbrush tan more than once every 20 days, if you repeatedly use  DHA moisturizers, we can not be responsible for the results or longevity of your tan.

  • Try to evenly exfoliate your body when you shower and don't over do the exfoliation. You want your tan to last. Common areas of airbrush tan build up usually occur around the feet, ankles, behind the knees, heels, neck, behind under arms, or any area that has a crease, there is a chance that you could form a build up of airbrush tanning solution in those areas.

  • If you would like another airbrush tan, and absolutely can wait before getting another, SCRUB! Exfoliate as much as possible. Remove as much of your old airbrush tan as possible, before receiving your next one, but if you over exfoliate be sure to moisturize with an oil free moisturizer to prevent cracks/freckles as the tan wears down.