WHO IT IS FOR:
You want the look of a tan but don't want all the nasties that accompany hours of sun exposure. We hear you! That's what makes this Perfect Tanning set so, well, perfect. Start off with the MicroDerm cleanser to help gently exfoliate your skin and prep it for the Golden Goddess self-tanner. whether you want just a little color or a lot, this product puts you in control with an easy, nourishing application. Don't forget your SPF, though!
Please Note: This product does not contain sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer and other harmful effects to your skin even if you do not burn.
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Exfoliation is a very important yet often overlooked step in the beauty regimen. It is the key to loosen and remove a dead layer of skin cells, while speeding up the skin's process of shedding (which slows with aging or mature skin). Exfoliation also helps to stimulate the blood circulation, brighten the complexion by improving color and texture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent build-up that can lead to break outs.
Without exfoliation, skin can take on an uneven tone, looking dull, patchy or even ashy. After exfoliation, skin serums and moisturizers are able to penetrate more effectively, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate more successfully and thus leading to better beauty product results.
As a general rule, you will want to exfoliate at least once per week. You can adjust your schedule according to your needs. The texture of the exfoliant may also factor in the frequency of usage. A finer grained exfoliator might be tolerated well and could be used more often if desired. If your skin becomes irritated or flaky, reduce the frequency of exfoliating or switch to one with finer texture.
Sometimes exfoliating ingredients are added to toners or also come in the form of masks. These products provide more options to incorporate exfoliating ingredients into your regimen.
How to Choose an Exfoliator
Choose an appropriate exfoliator for your skin type. Sensitive, fine or aging skin will need a finer abrasive ingredient than other types of skin. The best way to select one is to read the label description to determine the item's abrasiveness or strength. Salt, sugar, plant fiber, nut hulls, jojoba beads, apricot seeds, kernels, oatmeal, and bamboo beads are all common ingredients used in abrasive exfoliators.
Enzymes, retinols, alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid and salycilic acid preparations are referred to as chemical exfoliators. They are typically available in varying strengths in the form of a gel or serum. They can also be used once per week, or as desired after cleansing and before moisturizing to attain the same effect. They exfoliate with less irritation, and are especially recommended if your skin is on the sensitive side.
How to Exfoliate
After cleansing and rinsing the face, apply the exfoliator to your wet face. Using your fingers or a soft cloth, scrub using gentle circular motions. You will want to avoid the delicate eye area and scrub gently on the areas bordering it like the cheek bones and temple area outside of the eyes. Rinse your face and softly pat it dry.
SPF is an acronym for Sun Protection Factor. The Sun Protection Factor in products can range from 2-60, referring to its level of ability to block the sun's rays. Many variables should be considered when determining the level that is right for you. They include duration of exposure, time of day, season, activities you're doing, geographic location/altitude, prescription drugs that could leave you more susceptible to exposure, and your own skin's predisposition.
Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are both considered to be physical sunscreens or sunblocks, as they protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. UVA and UVB represent different waves on the electromagnetic spectrum of ultraviolet (UV) light. While UVB can cause sunburn and damage to the eyes, UVA can cause long term damage to the skin.
Look for products that offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are especially intense during the summer and UVA rays are present year round.
There are two basic types of sunscreens/sunblocks. Depending on their ingredients, they work to either reflect or absorb the sun's rays. Inorganic particles like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide create a physical barrier to block out the rays, whereas organic particles absorb UV rays and release the energy as heat.
Both sunblock and sunscreen are similar in use, but are slightly different in their protective abilities. Sunblock is more opaque and therefore protects more from UVA/UVB and radiation. Sunscreen tends to be more transparent and therefore needs to be reapplied more often. For this reason, it is recommended to choose a higher SPF since its ingredients break down more rapidly than sunblock.
It's important to protect your face from the sun's harmful rays on a daily basis. Sun exposure is reflected and intensified by the pavement, snow, water and sand. Higher SPF is recommended for higher elevations and locations closer to the equator. It is also recommended to wear an SPF of 15 or higher regardless of your activity or weather condition.
Increase the SPF when your sun exposure peaks, such as in the summer or during vacations. Apply sunscreen/sunblock according to its directions. Most directions indicate applying approximately one ounce of sunscreen at least 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Make sure to reapply at least every two hours throughout your exposure, especially after perspiring, toweling or swimming.
Be particularly cautious between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Limit your exposure outside, wear sunscreen, and spend time indoors or in the shade under an umbrella/structure.
Even if you're not spending significant time outside, it's important to wear products with SPF to protect your skin. Choose a day moisturizer with an SPF in order to keep your skin moisturized while providing sun protection. This will help protect you from sun damage that ultimately leads to premature aging. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer have at least 15-20 SPF. If you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
HOW TO USE:
Manual MicroDerm Cleanser:
Body: Use one to four times per week, or as often as necessary. Apply a small amount to your wet skin using your hands or a soft washcloth. Massage gently for about one minute, giving special attention to areas of excessive dryness (elbows, knees, feet, legs). Shower or rinse off with tepid water.
Face: May be used on your face, but should be applied with your fingertips using small circular movements and very gentle pressure.
Golden Goddess Self-Tanner:
Dispense a liberal amount of product in your hands and apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on skin, do not wash off. Re-apply daily until desired tan is achieved. To Maintain tan, re-apply every two or three days. Avoid water exposure within two hours after application. To avoid staining your hands it is best to wear gloves during application or to wash your hands immediately and thoroughly after application.
Manual MicroDerm Cleanser: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polylactic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone. Average Days of Supply: 60
Golden Goddess Self-Tanner: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dihydroxyacetone, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Leaf) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Glucomannan, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone. Average Days of Supply: 90