Tuesday, May 8, 2012

You Must Exfoliate!

The very important thing that many people tend to forget, is to exfoliate before the spray tanning appointment. To exfoliate is to remove dead skin cells and impurities on the surface that will get your skin in the best condition for the spray tan. Mechanical exfoliation can be done using sugar, salt crystals, crushed seeds, loofah etc. Consider buying a product that will aid in the removal of dry skin (from any grocery or drug store); just make sure it does not contain oils (examples: shower gels with microbeads or St. Ives Apricot Body Scrub). Exfoliating the body with a non-oily scrub is the best way to go. Any products like shaving cream or scrubs with an oily residue are not suggested. Scrub your entire body with the exfoliator product and loofah.
You can even add your shower gel with the loofah too!
Removing any dead cells and body oils will help the sunless tanner penetrate your skin and give you the best results. Exfoliation will remove dead skin that would otherwise flake off and helps to promote even coverage and lengthen the duration of your tan. When you exfoliate, pay particular attention to the lower half of your legs, knees, ankles, top of feet, toes, elbows and knuckles.

Toddlers & Tiaras - Jamazin Mobile Tanning Hits T&T

Jamazin Mobile Tanning of Desoto County, MS presents the additional footage from the taping of the January 2009 episode of Toddlers & Tiaras staring the adorable and talented Lauren S. from Southaven, Mississippi. In this clip, Jamie, owner of Jamazin Tans, is giving Lauren a beautiful bronzed "winning glow" spray tan prior to her pageant. This glitz pageant "America's Best Pageant" was held in Jonesboro, Arkanasas in January 2009. Lauren, along with her pageant coach, Brandi, who also has a Jamazin Tan, both won Mini Supremes in the pageant.

Tan Lines and Spray Tanning - What to Wear During Your Spray Tanning Session?

Since spray tanning is a skin treatment, it's always best to wear as little as possible to get sprayed. However, a spray tan should be an enjoyable experience, so if thinking about wearing as little as possible makes you cringe, bring a swimsuit and see how you feel once the tan begins. Ladies, seriously consider the straps of your favorite tank tops and sundresses, and plan your tanning attire accordingly. Just like with the sun, if you wear a bra during your tan, you WILL have tan lines wherever your bra touches your skin. Most people feel less naked when they get a spray tan, so don't be surprised with how much skin you feel comfortable flashing to your tanning artist. A tan blends almost everything, so skin becomes ultra-flashable!

If you're tanning for an important event, such as a wedding, prom, photo shoot or special occasion, consider what areas of skin are revealed by your outfit, and make sure you avoid tan lines in these areas.

With the Jamazin Tans tanning solution, tanning solution rub-off on fabrics can only happen until the first rinse in the shower. After that, rub-off is non-existent. And, the House Blend is water soluble in most fabrics, so simply throw your after-tanning clothing into the wash to get rid of the evidence! Some fabrics do permanently stain when coming into contact with tanning solution: silk, nylon, wool, and polyester. Avoid these fabrics while your spray tan is developing.

The most common choice for tanning wear would be an old swimsuit. Many ladies opt for no tan lines, which is smart if you are going on vacation, or anywhere in which you might sport more than one bikini. We recommend all travelers and vacationers try on their trip's swimwear, and make a mental note of how much skin you'll need to tan in order to avoid tan lines sticking out of your swimsuit.

Most importantly, remember to wear loose, dark clothing for the drive home. Knee-high boots, skinny jeans, and sports bras are the worst things you could wear home from a spray tan. Anything tight will collect perspiration and exfoliate away a fresh tan. Bring loose t-shirts, loose pants, and loose shoes or flip flops, and plan on staying cool and dry for up to 12 hours after your appointment.

Remember: anything you wear during your tan WILL leave a tan line!

Monday, May 16, 2011

In the News 5/16/2011...Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN

Jamie Tedder, owner of JaMazin Mobile Tanning, applies a spray to Melissa Messer's legs from inside a tanning tent, which she can set up in any client's backyard or garage. Memphis' mobile spray-tan business has taken off in the last three years.

Jamie Tedder always longed for a dark caramel tan.
As a redhead with a fair complexion, however, sunbathing was more likely to make her look like a beet than a bronzed goddess.
But these days, the DeSoto County resident always looks like she has been on vacation, thanks to her handy gun that releases a fine mist of sunless spray tanner.

"A month of tanning in a tanning bed will get you the same color," said Tedder, who runs her own mobile tanning business.

The mural-painter-turned-spray-tan-artist launched JaMazin Mobile Tanning three years ago and travels across Memphis and DeSoto County airbrushing her clients in the privacy of their homes.
The mobile spray tan business has taken off in the last three years around Memphis. Where there was only one, there are now half a dozen.

Many health professionals are touting the sugar-based tanning solution as a great alternative to sunbathing and tanning beds.
This time of year, Dr. Robert Skinner, chief of dermatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, gets a slew of patients asking him about spray tans.
"It's a good thing in that it keeps some people from going and laying out to get tan," he said.

Inside a shower-sized pop-up tent, Tedder sprays people in bathing suits or au naturel.
It takes less than 10 minutes for her to tan someone from head to toe and another 15 for the solution to dry.
And with 35 to 65 clients a week, she stays busy.

"People joke, 'Can you give me abs?' and I say, 'Yeah, I can,' " said Tedder, who also does shading to give people the appearance of defined muscle tone.
"It takes 5 to 10 pounds off of you visually," she said.

Running $35 to $55 per tanning session, her clients include brides-to-be, girls prepping for prom, body builders and a slew of high- profile Memphians.
She has even sprayed some of the tiny beauty pageant contestants for the show "Toddlers & Tiaras."
Spray-tan artists say their personalized services are nothing like the one-tan-fits-all spray booths found at tanning salons.

"The younger girls want a dark tan and the older women want a more natural look," said Jenny Price, owner of The Mobile Tannery.
Price mixes her own solutions to complement her clients' skin tones.
The Downtown resident started the business after a recent divorce pushed her to become financially independent.
But Price was also drawn to sunless tanning because she lost her father to skin cancer and her mother is a breast cancer survivor, she said.
"I can stand behind this," Price said.

The active ingredient in most sunless tanning sprays is dihydroxyacetone, known as DHA.
Derived from sugar, the DHA solution clings to the amino acids in dead skin cells and browns the skin similar to what happens to a half-eaten apple left out.
As dead skin cells slough off, the color gradually fades in seven to 10 days.

The American Academy of Dermatology doesn't take a position on self-tanning sprays, but in 2000, the academy praised it as a promising alternative to the damaging ultraviolet radiation of tanning beds.
The risks of ingesting DHA are not known and health care professionals say to close your eyes and hold your breath while the tanner is applied.

What's important for people to know, says Dr. Skinner, is that spray-tan solution does not protect from ultraviolet rays from the sun, and people still need to use sunscreen.

In a short time, spray tans have come a long way, Tedder says.
There's no funky smell, she said, and people don't have to worry about looking like an orange Snooki, from the reality show "Jersey Shore."
"If they have that look like they just got back from vacation, you know it's a good one," she said.

For the best fake tan, she suggests thoroughly exfoliating beforehand and being sprayed two or three days before your event.

Recently, Tanner swung by one of her client's homes and popped up a spray tent in the kitchen, while a young girl went to slip into a tank top and a bikini bottom.
"Everybody has a little bit of shyness," said Tanner, who tries to make people comfortable about baring their imperfections.
"I say 'Don't worry about it.' I love making people feel good about themselves," she said.


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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cupid Loves Tan Lines

Show your LOVE for your JAMAZIN TAN this Valentines!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Top off your Holiday Attire~

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