Learn about Lisa’s triumphant story…
Learn about Lisa’s triumphant story…
I’ve decided to earn my Esthetician License in order to better the business. I started attending an Esthetician program a little over a month ago. I am interested in skin care and love to learn how the body works. My company, SunKissed uses a fabulous product line by Body Bronze Products, which was developed by a skin cancer survivor along with her dermatologist. SunKissed is not about vanity. We are about knowledge and healthful beauty, taking care of the entire person. Yes, we all feel better with a healthy glow but the driving force behind SunKissed is healthy skin, which is why our motto is, “Love Your Skin.”
Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? AND the better you take care of your skin, i.e. eat properly, drink enough water, take off your make up at night, exfoliate, moisturize, etc. your skin looks glowy. The healthier your skin, the better light can reflect off of it and give you a natural glow. (Something I learned in school :0))
Anyhoo…wanted to let y’all know what’s going on with SunKissed. I have to earn 750 hours and pass the State Board Exam. If I am a good girl, and go to school everyday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, then I will be able to complete the program by mid-end of December. I’ll be in touch.
Thank you Jamie for joining us on our Facebook Page today! The question was, “What does SPF stand for?” Jamie was the first to answer correctly and win a $5 Starbucks gift card! Cheers!
SPF or Sun Protection Factor refers to time spent in the sun without getting burned while wearing the agent. SPF 15 means that you should be able to stay in the sun 15 times longer than you can without sunscreen.
Theoretically, if you burn in 10 minutes without sunblock, SPF 15 is supposed to protect your skin for 150 minutes or 2.5 hours.
If you apply SPF 70, then you can stay in the sun for 700 minutes or 11.67 hours.
Now, if you are fair-skinned like I am, we all know that spending over 10 hours in the sun without reapplying is ludicrous. We must remember to be aware of our sweat factor, wind, altitude, swimming, running, the body’s hydration, etc. Generally, I reapply every couple of hours. Because I apply sunblock liberally, I tend to stay fair. AND this is why I choose to Get SunKissed!
Really, anything at 30 SPF should work if you are having to reapply anyway! Even if you use a well-formulated sunscreen, 2-3% of the sun’s rays can still get through. This is why some people can still get some color with sunblock.
Check it out! Rod Ryan on 94.5 the buzz is talking about wearing Sunscreen. Look at the difference on this man’s face. He was a truck driver for many years. Can you tell which side of his face got more sun over the years?
Why does this matter to you? If you are one of the many who has their own memories of being badly burned at a young age, hopefully you will agree that a little bit of effort goes a long way. It’s important to apply sunscreen daily to protect the face and body from the daily sun damage.
It’s easy to do! Buy a moisturizer that has an SPF of at least 15. A great option is GO!screen, new product that you can find at your local Whole Foods. It’s light, natural, convenient and ONLY $15.00!
Where ever you are it’s important to protect your skin. It’s the only skin you have! Protect your eyes from the sun as well. Wear a pair of cute sunglasses and/or a fun hat. Be smart and healthy so you can enjoy and have fun in the sun!
Sources: Begoun, Paula. The Original Beaty Bible: Unparalleled Information for Beautiful and Younger Skin at Any Age, 3rd Edition. Washington: Beginning Press, 2009. 96-104.
There are many things in life that have simple answers to seemingly complicated dilemmas. When we have a headache, are stressed, low on energy, have trouble focusing at work, seem to be down and negative all of the time. Keep saying that we want to do xyz but never do. What is it that keeps us from becoming who we want to be? From the living the life that we dream of and that we have always wanted? We always have a reason, some sort of excuse or a bad behavior that we can’t seem to break. The truth is that the answer is simple most of the time. We should always try the easy solutions first before we go looking for a complex answer to our “complex” question.
A few easy solutions:
All of the above practices are healing in themselves. It’s as simple as that. We look for complex answers from a doctor or an expert when really, all we need to do is go back to the basics. We have to take care of ourselves.
First, drinking enough water is crucial to your well-being, physically and mentally. We wonder why doctors tell us to drink eight to ten glasses of water a day. One good reason is that your body is made up of 85% water. Water is used to transport nutrients to your vital organs, helps rid the body of toxins, cools your temperature if you live in a warm environment, provides mental clarity. There is a fascinating article, Can Sipping Water Make You Smarter? that discusses the many roles that water plays. Basically, water helps to aid concentration and retention in adults and children. If you are tired at work or have trouble focusing, take note of your water intake. Try drinking the recommended amount for three days and see if you notice a difference. If you don’t, no harm, no fowl.
The second easy solution is something that we do everyday, all day and we naturally take it for granted, BREATHING. Personally, I feel much better if I take even 5 minutes out of my day to clear my mind, sit or lie down, relax every muscle in my body and breathe deeply. Breathe in…breathe out…breathe in…breathe out…There are many ways and places to do this. Yoga, meditation, prayer, taking a walk outside, at work in the bathroom, in the privacy of your own home when no one is around, anywhere really! Breathing deeply rids your body of toxins, relaxes your mind and body, provides clarity and calmness, and cleanses your internal organs. It’s amazing to feel the benefits of concentrated, intentional breathing. Who knew! When you start feeling on edge, foggy or blase, take 5 minutes to yourself and just breathe.
Finally, the most important act is the power to choose. We have the ability to make choices to act and actually do what we want. Many times we’re afraid of the unknown, whether it’s good or bad. So we make up excuses, or genuinely have valid reasons for why we can’t do something. It takes alittle bit of nerve to go out, try something, not knowing how it’s going to turn out. That’s okay; that’s normal. It’s part of self-preservation. The reason I bring this up is because many times we are unhappy in our current situaltion and we think that we can’t change the situation or we are afraid. It’s okay to be afraid. I am afraid alot but I find it exciting. Even though I might not do something the right way the first time, I will learn from that experience and eventually learn how to get better and better. It’s part of life and growth. We can’t get better unless we try. Many times, it’s painful, embarrassing, we feel vulnerable but so what. I learned to laugh at myself along time ago. It’s no fun taking yourself so seriously. If there is something in your life that you want to do, go do it. Set a goal, research it, learn about it, and go do it!
SunKissed Mobile Spray Tan is focused on helping make you the best you that you can be. When it comes to your skin, it’s important to protect yourself and preserve your youth.
3 simple ways to save your skin:
Wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer are not issues that I want to be dealing with especially now in my late twenties. It only gets more difficult as we grow older. Just like saving money or eating a healthy diet, starting early is the key to success. Be consistent and your chances for beautiful skin improve tremendously.
Remember that not everyone’s skin is created equally regarding the sun’s damaging rays. Everyone has their own skin type based on the Fitzpatrick Skin Type:
What’s your skin type? Take this quiz to find out!
SunKissed Mobile Spray Tan uses the above skin type chart in order to determine the best color for your skin in order to look natural!
Here are a few pics of SunKissed ladies:
For more pics, visit my Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/getsunkissed!
Lauren Thorpe, Certified Airbrush Technician
Welcome to SunKissed Mobile Spray Tan! This blog is intended to discuss skin, beautification, and getting tan the healthy way. It’s meant to informative and fun! I have fair skin and I LOVE that I can have color in just 15 minutes! I do not have time to sit in the hot Houston sun nor do I want the wrinkles and skin caner. I opt for the healthy choice: get SunKissed!
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