Most of the clients you’ll get are people whose worst complaint is that their skin is too pale. With the right sunless tanning solution, that “problem” disappears. But some clients may come to you with more challenging issues like vitiligo, a disorder that produces loss of pigmentation in certain areas of the skin.
The mottled effect vitiligo creates may cause you to wonder whether or not you can really help. Vitiligo itself occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, die or are otherwise unable to function. While the cause of this condition is unknown, scientists believe that approximately 1 to 2% of the world’s population has it.
Vitiligo is in no way harmful, either to the person who has it or to anyone else who may happen to come in contact with the affected skin. If a client has vitiligo, it’s important that you demonstrate caring and sensitivity when discussing the person’s condition. Remember: some people feel less comfortable with their condition than others, especially if it is located in an area that can’t be easily covered by clothing.
You can do one of two the basic things to help a client camouflage vitiligo. Depending on how dark the pigmented skin is, you can airbrush the whitest (non-pigmented) parts and work on balancing them out with the natural skin color. Alternately, you can spray the whole body once with an appropriate color and then re-spray the whitest areas to achieve a more uniform look.
You’re more likely to see people who have this condition as the weather gets warmer and more skin gets exposed. The good news for potential clients with vitiligo and you is that airbrush tanning can make a difference and temporarily give a much more even skin tone to affected areas.
At Natural Glow, we believe that spray tans aren’t just for cosmetic purposes only. They can also enhance clients’ lives and sense of well-being, particularly if they suffer from conditions like vitiligo. Let us show you a better, healthier way to help your clients be the best they can be with salon-tested products that contain 100% organic DHA and cruelty free. Contact us today!
Call Natural Glow at 888-536-8267 for free information about how to use sunless tanning products for your success!