Sun Kissed Skin – Your Fall Fashion Staple

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That gorgeous beach glow.

I think it’s my favorite summer accessory. The light smattering of freckles that appears on my lightly (read: LIGHTLY) tanned skin after a day at the beach with some SPF 50.

As soon as that tan starts to fade in mid-late September, the carefree breeziness of summer seems to fade too. The air gets crisp, sweaters come out, the sun sets earlier, and chilled apple martinis get traded out for hot apple cider.

BUT with the onset of amazing self tanning products – products that don’t leave you pumpkin colored and smelling faintly of a freshly painted garage – it’s possible to keep that summer glow glowing all fall long.

So here is our fall guide to sunless tanning greatness.

 

1. Exfoliate Before Tanning

Exfoliation is a crucial part of self-tanning and something that most people ignore. Those blotchy patches of brown/orange that have burned you (buh dum ching) in the past are actually areas of dry, uneven skin that have stained more than the rest of your even, hydrated skin. It’s a fact that self-tan applies better on fresh and revitalized skin.

To keep these blotchy patches from ruining your day, we recommend JUARA’s Candlenut Body Polish. The unique properties of this scrub provide both hydration and exfoliation… and can be used almost immediately before applying self tanner.

2. Double Hydrate The Creases

Knees, elbows, ankles, fingers and toes are the devil of self- tanning. After scrubbing your whole body down the the Candlenut Body Polish, add an extra level of hydration to those problem areas with JUARA’s Candlenut Body Creme to keep color from settling in places you don’t want it to.

3. Follow Directions

You may think you’re the queen of self tanning and there’s nothing on the back of that bottle you don’t already know, but every product is DIFFERENT. Some say to apply with your bare hands, some have an applicator mitt (like my favorite St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse), some are ok for face, some aren’t, some say to shower 2-3 hours after application, some say not to shower for 24 hours. You get the point. Make sure you take a moment to read the instructions so that you know you’re doing the right thing.

4. And If You Make A Mistake…

It’s correctable! Pour lemon juice onto a cotton swab and dab the area. Every product is different, but generally you can re-apply when it starts fading. If you get a patch attack over time (like on day 4 when things are starting to fade) follow the same rules as above and you’ll have a great tan again in no time!

Get glowing, JUARA Ladies!

Say Goodbye to Oily Skin

Do you have oily skin?

Maybe you do. Or maybe you only have oiliness in your T-Zone… or your nose starts out matte and by the end of the day looks like it’s been dipped in lacquer. If you have any of these skin experiences on the regular, I feel you. But what can we do about it?

First of all, why do we get ‘oily skin’? Well, the sebaceous glands in your skin produce oil all day and all night to keep your skin nourished – that is their job. Did you know that the drier your skin is, the more oil you will produce? SO that means keeping your skin well HYDRATED is the key to stopping oily skin in its tracks. Kind of counterintuitive…

So how do I keep my skin matte and gorgeous all day long?

Excellent question. Let’s start with the basics.

Step 1. Wash Gently

A common mistake is washing your skin with a harsh cleanser at the beginning of the day in hopes that this will keep the oil at bay. It will only prompt your sebaceous glands to produce even more oil. Stick to a soap-free gentle cleanser like the JUARA Rice Facial Cleanser or some good old fashioned Coconut Oil.

Step 2. NO Alcohol

If you like using a toner, that’s fine. Just read the label carefully to ensure that your toner is alcohol-free. Not sure where to find an alcohol-free toner? Check out JUARA’s Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner. 

Step 3. Spot Moisturize

If your skin is oily all over, that’s an easy fix. Follow the above rules and finish up with a mattefying moisturizer that contains humectants like hyaluronic acid to keep skin properly hydrated without adding oil, e.g. JUARA’s Sweet Black Tea & Ginger Oil-Free Moisturizer.

Things become tricky when you’re T-Zone oily or oily only on your nose and extremely dry elsewhere. If this is the case for your complexion, you’re going to need to treat your moisturizer like a spot-treatment. Use an oil-free where your skin gets slick throughout the day and use a super hydrating moisturizer (the Laurel Whole Plant Organics Facial Balm is one of my favorites for super intense moisture) on areas where skin is dry and flaky.

Step 4. CC Powder + UV is your best friend

For a flawless, matte finish, that ALSO provides sun protection that you are probably missing from your moisturizer routine finish off with a CC Powder aka Airbrush Powder aka MAGIC Powder. My favorite is the CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder by It Cosmetics.

 

Scrub Your Way to Bright, Beautiful Skin

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Do we have something NEW for you!

Labor Day has passed, which means the end of summer fun in the sun. It also means that it’s time to start prepping your skin for the weather transition into fall. What better way to beautify yourself than with JUARA’s newest product…

Radiance Enzyme Scrub

So what is a radiance enzyme scrub, you ask? It’s exactly what it sounds like: a 2-in-1 exfoliator and enzymatic peel that will leave your skin looking radiant!

What’s in it?

JOJOBA & BAMBOO BEADS

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This unique combination of Jojoba and Bamboo beads provides the perfect balance between a deep exfoliation and a skin refining polish.

APPLE ENZYME

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Helps to gently dissolve dead surface skin cells, accelerating and stimulating skin cell turnover.

CINNAMON

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Known for its special healing effects and natural anti-bacterial properties, this is a great ingredient to use when one has oily skin.

CLOVE FLOWER

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Brightens and evens out skin tone by inhibiting melanin creation.

CANDLENUT OIL

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Nourishes and fortifies skin with a velvety, non-greasy feel.

RADIANCE COMPLEX

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JUARA’s Radiance Complex is a proprietary combination of skin brightening active botanicals inspired by Jamu. This unique, potent blend of ingredients enhances radiance, provides antioxidant protection and infuses skin with essential vitamins, leaving you with brighter, firmer, more youthful looking skin.

Intrigued? Check it out on our site for more info!