I don’t know if you guys know this, but I’m half Italian. You probably knew that – I’m rather feisty… but that’s the only way you’d really know, right? Sadly, I didn’t get the genetic coding for the flawless olive skin tone that comes with being Italian. Instead I got a more fair complexion and freckles! I LOVE my freckles, but I’m always on the hunt for that perfect tan.
It’s hard to find, right? Even more difficult for me as I’m always wearing some form of spandex (fitness instructor life) and sweating!
I’ve tried so many things:
- applying my own self tanning lotion (I did finally find a good one, but it was an ordeal to apply, and now it’s discontinued… womp womppp),
- self tanning sprays,
- tanning beds (GASP!)
- spray tan booths, and finally
- GloBody mobile spray tanning.
After my run-ins with the tanning beds (gasp!) and realizing that no tan is important enough to gamble skin cancer, I finally gave spray tanning a shot. Ladies, if you are still laying in the fake bake beds, YOU NEED TO STOP! Please! Try a spray tan! After some weird spray tan experiences over the years, I’ve finally found THE ONE for me!
GloBody Mobile Spray Tanning
Have you tried getting a GloBody tan? Well, before you go searching IG for your nearest representative, Lake Norman friends look no further than Pam Brill! She is absolutely amazing at what she does, and I’m about to tell you ALL about it. All the pieces that go into/up to/ and after a tan, and why you should stop what you are doing, wrangle up all your nearest and dearest friends (friends don’t let friends be pasty white!) and reach out to her today!
Why you need to try GloBody’s tans:
Well, for starters, there’s NOTHING BETTER than someone else doing your tan for you. Now, I know what you’re thinking … um, did you get nakie?! Well, it’s up to you how down to your skivvies you get, and you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in – some clients wear a bandeau and panties, but personally, I prefer to just sport a slim lined bottom.
GloBody’s tanning solution
Which is amazing for me as I have sensitive skin and break out in hives – we aren’t sure what causes this or what exactly I am allergic to, but I’m happy to share that GloBody’s solution passes the sensitive skin test!
Now, what about the smell? Yes there is a smell. But GloBody spray tan smell is much less milder than any other spray tan smells I have ever experienced. Bonus: After 8-10 hours and you rinse off, the smell is next to gone but your tan is still glo-ing! Bonus bonus: Pam mentioned a teaser tip to me that the spray tan solution is about to smell even better.. like the Westin! GASP! stay tuned to Pam’s Instagram for ALL the *coconut water based GloBody solution details!!***!
More amazing things about GloBody: they are franchised and locally owned and operated by amazing entrepreneurs such as Pam! #SupportLocal!
So now, lets walk through the steps of getting a GloBody tan! Prior to your tan, you will want to ensure that you have shaved, exfoliated, (and if you’re like me, washed your hair).
Ideally, if shaving is on the agenda, you’ll need to take into account how your pores react when you shave. After a good shave, do your pores open? If you answered yes, you’ll want to be sure to shave the DAY BEFORE your tan.
Exfoliating is the most important step, and i usually wash my hair and body first, leaving exfoliating last – that way I exfoliate any soap off my body that I may have missed.. While GloBody’s solution only penetrates the top, dead layer, of skin, we need to make sure there’s not too much that will slough off over the lifespan of your GloBody Tan. Hence, exfoliating. 🙂 Luckily, if you’re in a bind, or you want to ensure your GloBody tan performs it’s absolute BEST, GloBody makes a fabulous exfoliating body scrub that you can purchase from Pam. Easy to use – use your favorite loofa or sponge, apply your exfoliating body scrub, and rub a dub dub! Make sure to pay special attention to your elbows, heels, wrists, and if you’re like me – your neck! I noticed after a good number of tans with Pam that my neck holds my tans the longest (silly sounding, right?!) So that must mean there needs to be a little more exfoliating love spent there.
After you exfoliate, be sure to avoid using any other oil-based products while in the shower (or even after you get out.) This means NO MOISTURIZER after your shower. No lotion, no serums, no makeup, and no deodorant.
Towel dry, and get ready for your GloBody Tan! While getting dressed, make sure you select clothing for your tan (or clothing to bring post-tan) that is loose. My favorite outfits to wear to my tans are rompers, jumpsuits, or a loose fitting dress with a loose bandeau.
Is she coming to you or are you going to her? Or even better yet, are you getting your gal pals together for a Girls Night GLO party?! Pam does those too!
The GloBody Tan Process
This part is super fun!
First up, you strip!
Second, you step on these little sticky feet^^ and hop into the tent!
Third, you apply Barrier Cream to help avoid your knuckles, toes, ankles, wrists, knees, and elbows from getting WAY too GLO-y. Barrier Cream is essentially a THICK lotion for those more dry areas that may have more dead skin cells that the GloBody solution latches on to. This step for me includes a nose plug, since I’m currently pregnant. While GloBody is perfectly safe for me and baby, We want to avoid any smells getting up my little nose and sticking there, having the potential to ignite some random nausea! Need a nose plug? Pam’s got them!
<<sorry – no post for the half nakie tan poses! ;)>>
Fourth, You pose exactly as Pam asks. Goal Post arms, show me the money arms, stick the booty out, pop the leg out from the hip and point your toes, and more – and no those aren’t the official pose names! lol! She’s really fabulous at explaining the types of poses she needs from you to get you that perfect Glo. From Primer to the actual Glo solution (did you know there’s different levels? Natural to Celebrity -my fav- to professional body builder dark!), Pam uses her Glo Gun to apply that perfection straight to your bod! Pam is a professional at this, she makes sure to be as efficient as possible to ensure your most even, perfect, tan, all while never allowing you to feel even the slightest bit of uncomfortable.
Fifth, After your Glo solution of choice is applied, she’ll dry you off with her Glo Gun too! She detaches the solution and voila! It’s essentially a less harsh leaf blower for lack of better example for you ;).
Lastly, before you hop out of the tent, Pam will help you take off the sticky feet – my LEAST favorite part lol… i giggle so bad – and wipe off the excess barrier cream (typically from my toes for me) and wrists, knuckles, & insides of the fingers with a baby wipe. This is the final step to ensure those more flexible parts of your limbs don’t look like Ross from Friends and have a level 8.
Once that’s finished, you hop out of the tent and don your loose clothing!
How fly are you feelin’, mama? There’s not much better than that post-glo feeling! You feel slimmer, your hair looks that much more amazing, the confidence you get from this process is amazing!
Let that tan work it’s magic – it’s about to gradually get darker over the next 8-10 hours. After that time frame is when you can rinse your body! Typically I sleep in the tan then rinse in the morning – and I’ve never experienced tanned sheets from doing this. When I rinse in the morning, I make sure the water isn’t too hot, and I use my hands and gently wipe my body down as the water washes over me. You WILL see tan come off – this is just the bronzer!
Now, maintaining your tan is a very crucial part. I have had a tan linger (evenly) for up to two weeks before! And with my lifestyle — I teach CycleBar (indoor cycling) which is very sweaty and my clothes are tight 5-7 times per week — that duration of tan is impressive! But how I maintained it was the real reason it lasted so long.
During your showers while you have your tan, SKIP the loofa, towel, or any other scrubby shower friend. Also hold off on using any products during or post shower that are oil based as these will strip your tan even faster. Be moderate in your shaving, or be mindful of what products you use. As you shave, skin gets sloughed off too, keep that in mind.
Second to moisturizing after every shower (ask pam about her tan extending moisturizer) be sure to dab yourself off with your towel instead of wiping. Pat-pat-pat dry and avoid as much friction with your towel while you are still wet and warm from your shower as possible.
If you want to extend your tan for even longer, ask Pam about her GloBody Tanning Mousse! Talk about getting the most out of the life of your tan, this stuff will absolutely do the trick!
Now that you know exactly how to prep, tan, and maintain your tan, you’re ready to rally the troops and book your tan with Pam! DM her today on Insta! You won’t regret giving this a ‘glo’! 😉