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At Tan Unique, we’re all about keeping your skin looking healthy and beautiful! That’s why we’re sharing a few of our simple beauty tricks that’ll be sure to keep your sun-kissed skin glowing.

Use SPF Foundation

Professional dermatologists recommend that we wear SPF every day. Making sure the delicate skin on your face is covered with a sunscreen of at least SPF 15 will go a long way in preventing freckles, peeling, and premature wrinkles.

Avoid a raccoon eyed sunburn from your sunglasses and wear SPF!

A light layer of SPF coverage on your face should be a part of your daily skin care routine, especially if you’re going to be outside for a lengthy amount of time. But remembering to slather on some sunscreen every day can become a real chore. That’s why we recommend SPF-infused foundations, so you can easily combine sun protection with your usual makeup routine!

Click here to see Byrdie’s list of the best liquid and powder foundations with SPF!

Protect Your Nails

Spray tanning and sunbeds can have the unfortunate side effect of ruining a good manicure. But with a few simple tricks, you can completely avoid discolored nails!

Apply Nail Polish – Before you step into a spray tan booth, apply a layer of nail polish to protect your nails against spray tanning solution. Any kind of nail polish will work - even a clear coat will do the trick! If you already have a manicure, then don’t worry about it!

The spray tanning solution only works with the amino acids in your skin, so it won’t even stain a light nail color or french tips!

Use Petroleum Jelly – Don’t have time to paint your nails? Dabbing a bit of petroleum jelly before your session will also protect your nails from spray tanning solution. You can also apply a layer between your fingers to prevent unnaturally tan palms.

UV Protection Nail Polish – Acrylic nails tend to yellow in tanning beds, which means they have to be protected beforehand. We recommend using a clear coat of UV protective varnish over your nails to prevent discoloration.

Nail Savers – You can also use nail savers, which are small fingernail covers that are specifically designed to protect your nails from UV exposure.

Finding the Right Lipstick Shade

Experts recommend the use of products to protect the thin skin of your lips in a tanning booth. We usually recommend SPF-infused lip balm, but SPF lipsticks are a trendy alternative! According to Lip Source, women surveyed in a 2010 poll showed that 40% owned more than 20 kinds of lipsticks! Finding just the right shade of lipstick to compliment your skin tone can involve lot of trial and error. That’s why we’re here to make it simple!

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There are many different color combinations, but for people who frequent tanning beds, lighter sun-kissed skin works best with pastels, nudes and corals. If you have a darker bronzed skin tone, you should try a complimentary dark shade or a bold berry color.

For your next tanning session, show off your gorgeous new color at your favorite tanning salon!


Be on the lookout for more of our simple beauty tricks in Part II! Drop by our salon at 4500 Rogers Ave or make an appointment by calling (479) 785-1185. Keep up with updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages!


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Fort Smith, AR


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