Do You Have A Question About Tanning?

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Tanning can feel like a daunting experience, whether that’s booking a professional spray tan or tanning yourself at home. Therefore, this month I wanted to share with you some of the most frequently asked questions I get and give you the facts so that you can feel the most beautiful version of yourself…

Q: I have fair skin and have never tanned before, what would be a good product for me to try at home to see if I like it?

A: I would always recommend using the Sienna X Gradual Self Tan first of all. It’s like a moisturiser, so has no guide colour to it, but it’s a really great product to use as you can gradually build up the colour to your desired shade. The Sienna X Sleep Drops are also a really nice way to add a little colour to your face too! You would just apply 1-2 drops to your night cream or serum and then rub all over the face and blend into the neck area.

Q: I’m really worried that if I have a spray tan, I’ll be Orange! Can you give me any advice?

A: Spray tanning often gets a bad reputation for looking Orange and smelling of biscuits! Sienna X formulations are packed full of natural ingredients to ensure you not only look beautiful in a natural glow, but you smell good too. During a consultation, you should be asked about your skin, how well you tan naturally in the sun and what your tan is for. This then helps your therapist advise you on the perfect solution for you. Spray tans are only ever orange, if the wrong shade is applied, or if the application has been done incorrectly.

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Q: What can I use at home to avoid those tell-tale signs of tanning?

A: I would always recommend Sienna X Secret Tan Primer. This helps to stop the tan being too heavily absorbed into dryer areas such as, elbows, knees, hands and feet. You would just apply and then be able to use your favourite Sienna X self tanning product over the top.

Q: Can I still get a spray tan whilst I’m pregnant?

A: I would always recommend after the first trimester (12 weeks) hormones have settled down and a spray tan would be perfectly fine to have done. It is the safest form of tanning you can have.

Q: Are Sienna X products vegan friendly?

A: Yes. All of the products within the range are all vegan friendly, cruelty free and paraben free too. If you are an extreme vegan, the only product that wouldn’t be suitable for you is the moisturiser; Radiance Body Balm as this contains a small percentage of Lanolin.

Q: Can I have a spray tan before going on holiday?

A: Absolutely you can! There’s no better feeling that glowing with confidence from the start of your holiday. You would still need to apply your SPF as the spray tan solution doesn’t contain it, but it does allow you to build up a natural tan over the top.

I hope you have found this helpful. If you have any other questions about spray tanning or self tanning, please feel free to get in touch by leaving a comment below or alternatively, you can pop over to my Facebook page.

Until next time, glow with confidence…

Love,

Nina x

Behind The Scenes: My Evening Skincare Routine

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I often get asked about the products I use for make up and skincare, so with that in mind I thought I would share with you my evening skincare routine. I love nothing more than finishing a long day, coming home, changing in to my pjs and taking off my make up. I really enjoy cleansing “the day away” and allowing my skin to breathe. My skin can be sensitive so I always need to be a little careful of what I use. To remove my eye make up, I use Micellar Water. It’s really gentle and removes even my waterproof mascara with ease.

Step One..

I start by applying apply my Cleanse and Polish all over my face and massage in. I do this on to dry skin, working in small circular motions all over my face and neck. I would then rinse my cotton cloth under hot water and remove. The cloths help to remove dead skin cells and instantly leave my skin feeling brighter and smoother. I would then splash cold water over my face to close my pores.

Step Two…

Next I would apply a few drops of Instant Boost Skin Tonic to a cotton pad and wipe all over my face and neck. This helps to brighten, revive and soothe my skin, plus it’s alcohol free so doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight.Step Three…

Finishing off with my Moisturiser. I use the one for dry/sensitive skin but there is also a normal/combination one too. It gently restores moisture, softens skin and protects against dryness. The scent of all of the products is absolutely divine too!Untitled design-2Step Four…

Finally before bed, I apply one to two pumps of the Superskin Concentrate into my hands, rub together and massage all over my face and neck and let it work it’s magic! It helps to rebalance and plump skin for a healthier appearance. This is one of my absolute favourite products!

I cannot recommend the Liz Earle skincare range highly enough, and can honestly say, my skin has never felt so clean. You can find out all about the amazing skincare range and more, over on the Liz Earle website. I’m not an affiliate for Liz Earle, I just love recommending products that work, and make me feel lovely when I use them.

Until next time, love the skin you’re in!

Love,

Nina x

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Did Someone Mention An Exciting New Product Alert?

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It’s no secret, I love new products, but most of all I love new Sienna X products! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on not one, not two, but three brand new products! So, this month, I’m going to be sharing them with you too!Sleep Tan Drops BBHBFirst up is Sleep Tanning Drops and this is just what sweet dreams are made of! It’s great for creating a natural glow to the face or to maintain your facial tan after your spray tan.

How To Use: Shake well before use and mix one or two drops into your daily moisturiser, serum, night cream or face oil in the palm of your hand. Don’t forget to wash your hands after use to avoid tanned palms.Skin Finish BBHB

I just love this so much! The Skin Finish is beautiful and perfect for illuminating your skin after your tan. It is also packed with moisturising and anti-oxidant ingredients which are perfect for hydrating your face and body whilst giving you a radiant glow.

How To Use: Shake well before use and spray 30cm away from face and body. You can intensify results by allowing mist to fully dry before repeating.3

The last product is the Self Tan Remover. It comes with a bottle of remover and mitt to ensure that you can fully remove tan build up or to correct self tan mistakes at home. I think this would be perfect for clients who regularly self tan or have regular spray tans.

How To Use: Apply to stubborn areas with remover mitt, exfoliate fully for a full tan detox and repeat if needed. Shower and pat dry before applying fresh self-tan or prior to your next spray tan appointment.

Why not try them for yourself at your next tanning appointment. I think you’ll love them just as much as I do! In the meantime, you can head over to my Instagram page where you’ll find some videos on the results of the fabulous products!

Until next time, keep glowing!

Love,

Nina x