The Skin Palette team is pleased to share a glowing review from our client, Erington Moore. Thank you Erington for your feedback!
“My experience at Skin Palette has be THE BEST by far out of all the other places in Philly that I’ve gone to. They have an AMAZING knowledgeable staff that’s very friendly & the facility is always clean. The services that they offer are definitely top of the line & you can’t get them anywhere else in the city.
Usually when I go to Skin Palette I relax in the hydration chamber for about 20 minutes & then I get spray tanned to even out my skin tone. The good thing about the hydration chamber is that it is very relaxing, it moisturizes the skin and I’ve also noticed that my spray tan is deeper & stays longer than just a normal spray tan alone.
I’m sure you’re wondering; why does a Black Guy/African American Get Spray Tanned?
Well, I’m usually always getting ready for a photo shoot or a bodybuilding competition. It’s important for me to have my skin as even & healthy looking as possible and since going to Skin Palette I’ve noticed the difference. Also, since I’ve been going here I haven’t noticed that horrible chemical smell that I’ve experienced with other tanning places or the tight leathery looking skin.
Nevertheless, this place is good for any and everyone. To the mom or dad who just wants to get away for a little quite time and to look refreshed and/or for the fitness models or bodybuilders that need to get ready for a show.
NOTE: Image was shot the next day after getting spray tanned.”
Believe it or not, a high percentage of the Skin Palette clientele happens to be professional athletes. Not only that, within that group, an even higher percentage is male. Yes ladies, that’s right, airbrush tanning is a service appreciated by all genders! Like all of our clients, our athletes relish the fact that Skin Palette offers a healthy alternative to baking in the sun. Given the impossibility of remaining sweat-free during outdoor training and competition, athletes need to be especially mindful of waiting at least 8 hours to exercise after getting their faux tans. Moisturizing at least twice daily, with an appropriate product, will also protect the spray tan. More important, our prime concern is the protection of the sport-lover’s skin.
With summer quickly approaching, the Skin Palette team realizes that our athletes are not the only ones who are at risk; all of our sun-lovers and beach-going clients need to protect themselves. When we Skin Palette ladies aren’t airbrushing, we’re busy accessing the most recent scientific research to ensure we have the most up to date, accurate information and advice to give our clients. Currently, sunscreen is at the top our list! If you don’t already incorporate SPF protection into your daily routine, it’s time to start. In the same way you wouldn’t leave the house without brushing your teeth…never leave the house without applying your sunscreen!
Whether you are an athlete or not, roasting from the hot rays of the sun, it’s important to liberally apply sunscreen with sufficient SPF! What most people don’t realize is that skin doesn’t have to feel like it’s burning in order to be damaged by the sun. Did you know that more than 90% of skin aging is caused by external factors, including the sun? While the sun’s UVB rays are the strongest during the summer months, causing the skin to burn, the sun’s UVA rays remain potent year round and will cause unprotected skin to age more quickly.
When in pursuit of sunscreen offering optimal protection for skin and for the life of an airbrush tan, the Skin Palette team recommends using an aerosol spray sunscreen rather than sunscreen lotion. When applied properly, the aerosol spray provides full coverage to the skin and reduces the need to rub, which can affect the setting of one’s tan. While the SPF number is relevant, the ingredients in the sunscreen are of chief importance. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are the most essential ingredients in ensuring a full spectrum of protection.
Our good friend and client, professional golfer Mark Miller, said it best: “I’ve been playing golf all my life, and being in the sun is a daily occurrence. I’ve learned how important sunscreen/sunblock is. Sunscreen keeps my skin from getting damaged by the sun’s harmful rays. It’s a serious issue and I try my best to keep my skin healthy so I don’t have any complications with my skin down the road. Coppertone Sport is the way to go!”-Mark Miller
May is finally here, and you know what that means… time to come to Skin Palette to get bronzed and beautiful for summer! More important, May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. So, as we think about our summer tans, we must focus on protecting our skin from one of the greatest risk factors in developing skin cancer…too much sun exposure! Did you know that skin cancer accounts for over 50% of all diagnosed cancers? Over two million people are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer each year, and every hour one person dies from the disease. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are the two most common skin cancers and are usually found on the head, face, neck, arms, or hands. The third type of skin cancer, melanoma, is less common but much more serious. The good news is that skin cancer is one of the more preventable types of cancer, if we take certain precautions. As SKINtelligent men and women, it’s our duty to educate ourselves about the most effective ways to protect our skin!
So how does one evaluate their skin for signs of skin cancer? Dermatologists recommend scanning the body from head to toe after every bath or shower, noting anything abnormal as described in the ABCDE rule: When examining your skin, keep in mind the ABCDE rule:
A: Asymmetry- one half of the mole or skin growth doesn’t match the other half
B: Border Irregularity- the edges are ragged, notched, or blurred
C: Color- changes in color of your skin or moles
D: Diameter- the mole or skin growth is larger than .25 in
E: Evolution- there is a change in size, shape, and symptoms, or surface
Keep in mind that anyone can get skin cancer regardless of race, age, gender, or skin type. Although the average age of diagnosis for melanoma is 52, this deadly form of skin cancer is the second most common form of cancer in young adults ages 25 to 29. Limiting sun exposure is one way to reduce our risk of developing skin cancer; avoiding tanning booths is another. Research shows that people who use tanning booths/beds as infrequently as once a month increase their risk of developing melanoma by 75%.
Do these alarming statistics mean that we must forgo our summer tans? No! The Skin Palette team is here to help! We are here to help you embrace a healthier lifestyle while we assist you in looking and feeling your best, without sacrificing your tan. What better way to promote a safe and healthy glow than through airbrush tanning? Memorial Day Weekend appointments are booking up fast so give us a call soon to book your service!
The Skin Palette team is ecstatic to launch our blog for all you skin care and self-tanning enthusiasts out there! As your body’s largest organ, your skin requires specific attention. While a sun-kissed glow is beautiful on your skin year-round, UV damage is not.
We grew up in a culture that supported our belief that ‘tanned’ skin was healthy and beautiful. We oiled, baked and burned to our hearts content, never realizing the high price our skin would pay in the future. Well, the future is now, and while we still believe in healthy, radiant skin, we can no longer afford the harmful damage of the suns exposure. We’ve put countless products to the test, ranging from self-tanning lotions to spray tans that have left us disappointed. After extensive research in pursuit of a tanning product that gave us a golden hue, rather than an unnatural orange tint and unpleasant odor, our search revealed an incredible product line; Evolv Sunless. In this blog, we are aiming to provide our clients and readers with tips and tricks on the self-tanning process, information on great products as well as ways to protect your skin against the sun’s unsafe rays. In addition, we encourage all of you to share your own stories and beauty secrets with us!