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The best tan starts with a silky smooth foundation. With a little effort you can get flawless looking skin in no time! Just follow these few simple tips that will leave your skin looking radiantly gorgeous:

Use a Cleanser

Getting a naturally smooth complexion starts with the daily use of cleaners. Cleansing your skin is essential to removing oil and impurities that build up throughout the day. It’s especially important to keep up a twice daily cleansing ritual for your face in order to clean out your pores and prevent breakouts.

This also helps to detoxify your body in order to get rid of the buildup in your pores that helps block UV rays from the melanin pigment in your skin, which can lead to discolored patches after tanning. A thorough cleanse keeps your skin soft and smooth while also priming your body to accept a more even color. That’s why it’s recommended that you always cleanse and exfoliate before your tanning sessions!

Using a sulfate-free cleanser is the best way to give your skin a more natural glow. Their rejuvenating properties penetrate deeper into the skin and provide a more thorough cleanse.

At Tan Unique, our line of VersaSpa products features a sulfate-free omega-enriched grapeseed oil clenser infused with a combination of green and brown marine algae. Marine algae has become a popular miracle ingredient in advanced skincare due to the similarity in the composition of human skin and algae skin, which is able to replenish itself even after being subjected to extreme environmental aggressors.

Salons are the best place to get the latest in professional skin care products with a variety of active ingredients.

Get a Flawless Face Tan

The delicate skin of your face has less melanin (the pigment that reacts with UV rays to darken your skin tone) than the rest of your body, which is why it can be notoriously difficult to tan. These are a few simple tricks to help keep the color on your face flawlessly even:

Don’t Wear Makeup – Make sure to remove your makeup before your tanning session. It interferes with the tanning process by creating a layer between your skin and the UV rays. 

Customize Your Spray Tan – Spray tan booths have many customizable features. Our VersaSpa Pro sunless tanning booth allows our customers to upgrade their session to include color boosts for their legs or face.

Use Self-Tanner – Snap on some gloves and apply some self-tanner! Make sure to apply the product evenly in circular motions. Don’t leave out your ears or neck, apply a small amount of self-tanner to both using a cotton ball to ensure full coverage.

Pro Tip: Remember to rub Vaseline, chapstick, or conditioner over your eyebrows to protect from discoloration.

Use Bronzer – For a quick fix, we recommend using a liquid or powder bronzer. Using bronzer gives you the best control over how dark you want to go. It just takes a good eye to match your best color tone!

Get the sun-kissed look with a bit of bronzer! (Pic Credit)

Be Good to Your Skin

The most important piece of advice we can give, is to be good to your skin. A healthy lifestyle and habitual skin care routine is the best way to keep your skin looking silky smooth and glowing!

The surest way to keep your skin beautifully supple is to supply it with what it needs. Make sure to moisturize daily and drink plenty of water. Apply a hydrating moisturizer right after a bath or shower, when the warm water causes your pours open up and allows for better absorption.

Pro Tip: A high quality moisturizer is a great way to get vitamins that need to be replenished daily. We recommend moisturizers that contain both vitamins C and E!

Pro Tip: Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will give your skin a more radiant glow!


Check out Tan Unique’s wide selection of skin care products at our salon on 4500 Rogers Ave or call (479) 785-1185. Keep up with our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest news!

4516 Rogers Avenue Suite B1 & B2
Fort Smith, AR


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