The weather here is normally not so warm and glorious, so I know like many of you, I am out in the warmth sunbathing like a cat in the window…napping…enjoying…soaking up all the rays and all the warm-luxury-goodness…Safely, of course.
I recently stumbled across a short, truthful article on tanning beds, that so intensively “called-out” fake-n-bakers about the horrors of tanning beds. The author states, “I made a quick (and yes, judgmental) assessment of your skin tone based on your hair and eye color. You probably tan easily but it was the first week of June and we had had a sub-zero winter. There was not a tan line to be seen across your shoulders, back, or legs. All signs pointed to pre-prom fake-n-bakin’.”
The horror signs and outcomes of what tanning beds can do to our lovely, youthful skin seem to be overlooked all too often because the cost of beauty is more important….but let me be frank….nothing is worth harming yourself….
that indoor tanning results in almost 420,000 cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States each year;
tanning causes more cases of skin cancer than cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking;
that ONE tanning session in an indoor UV tanning bed increases the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma by 67 percent. And if you go just a few more times, the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma increases by 73 percent;
that rates of incidence of melanoma among young adults has increased 800 percent in the last four decades;
that melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer;
that 76 percent of cases of melanoma among 18-29 year olds can be attributed to tanning bed use;
that your risk of developing melanoma increases by 75 percent if you have used a tanning bed before the age of 35;
that nearly 10,000 people will die from melanoma this year?
So, what does Blush have that can help you protect your skin YET get a beautiful tan in our very rainy state? Can you obtain a line-free tan for prom? Weddings? Or a base tan for your summer adventures?
Glad you ask!!!!
We have custom, airbrush tans that are NOT to be confused with spray tans.
Airbrush tanning offers a seamless tan that looks natural and is safe to utilize regularly. Many people think airbrush tanning and spray tanning are the same thing but in actuality are very different.
Spray tanning can trend toward orange in many cases and often results in streaking. One achieves this “tan” by stepping into a spray tanning booth where an automated machine sprays the person down head to toe. The fumes can be pretty intense.
Spray tanning booths typically offer one type of tanning solution for every skin type, which clearly is a problem for anyone looking for a custom tan. In the spray tanning booth, the person inside needs to flail their arms and legs around to try and get an evenly coated tan with not enough tanning solution or enough time to cover the entire body adequately. It takes up to three sessions to get an even tan (which is too dark in color) compared to one session for an airbrush tan.
(In the infomercial voice….) BUT WAIT THERES MORE!!!! We use Bronze Biologic Tan Solution. Bronze Biologic tanning solutions do not and will never contain any harmful or toxic chemicals, dyes, alcohol, additives, perfumes, or artificial colors. They have sourced out only the purest form of all of ingredients that will deliver results unsurpassed by any other tanning solution on the market.
The ingredients are: purified water, cane sugar, carbohydrate compound from beets (for coloring), aloe vera, Benzoic Acid (natural antimicrobial compound from cranberries, prunes, greengage plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves and apples), and Sorbic Acid (derived from the oil of the unripened rowan berry to safely prevent bacteria and mold growth. THATS IT!!!!!!
And once you have your glow, we carry COOLA, an organic suncare products to continue to protect you and your loved ones all summer long. Call the spa to book an appointment, mention “I love my skin,” when booking appointment to receive $10 off your tan.
Protect your Be-you-tiful skin,
Blush Spa Director