Yes. Your skin is a Vitamin D making machine. It is now pretty common knowledge that Vitamin D plays a very important role in your over all health and in the prevention of many serious diseases, including cancers.
Skin exposure to UVB is the only practical way to get Vitamin D naturally and in the quantities that our bodies have come to expect (and require) over the course of our evolution. Since a Sunbed provides up to 100% exposure of all your skin, it means that much less exposure time is needed to produce the same amount of Vitamin D than if you are wearing clothes and the light is coming from only one direction. Moderate, regular exposure to UVB is part of a healthy lifestyle that many of us choose.
Starting to lose some of that summer glow? Need a little top-up for your friends’ and family’s get togethers and Holiday Season parties? Come and see us! You can even shrink your Christmas gift shopping list with our gift certificates while you are here.
Have a safe and happy holiday season from the staff at Cabana Del Sol.
Other than looking a little unsightly, don’t worry, no damage has occurred to you or your skin.
Your outer epidermis (this is known as the horny layer) has about seven layers of dead skin. This layer hermetically seals your body, keeping all unwanted things out. It also exfoliates away. On average, you loose about 1 layer every seven days. A spray tan penetrates about 2 of these layers. As your skin cells exfoliates, whiter skin underneath becomes exposed. Skin does not exfoliate evenly. Combine this with the too much spray solution in the wrong places and you could have an unsightly mess as your spray tan comes off, or more precisely, as it exfoliates away.
This is one reason why having your spray tan applied by hand from an experienced technician will result in a better spray tan. We know the problem areas and how to spray them in order to minimize that ‘patchy’ look.
If you have a patchy looking spray, come and see us. We have products and techniques that will blend out the patchiness as your tan fades away.
Avoid the temptation of trying to add an extra few minutes to your tanning session. Not only do you risk over-exposure, but you are actually slowing the process down. When your skin starts to turn red from over-exposure, the tanning process shuts down. You will tan more efficiently if you shorten your session time and go more often. Then once you get the tan you want, you can increase the time between session in order to maintain what you have. And don’t forget to use a lotion specifically designed for sunbed use.
The answer is YES – and very efficiently too! This is because a Sunbed allows you the opportunity to have your body’s Vitamin D factory (your skin) working at up to 100% capacity, depending on what you wear (or don’t wear) during your tanning session. Think about it – when you are outside in the sun, you have much less skin exposed. Skin that is not receiving direct rays or that is blocked by clothing, can not make Vitamin D. A Sunbed increases efficiency while lowering the risk of over exposure. A win – win!
Making a Spray tan last is tricky business. We can make it last up to 2 weeks or longer by applying more spray. But remember, the more spray that goes on, the more potential the risk of it looking unnatural while your have it and/or patchy when it comes off.
This is one of the many advantages of having you spray tan applied by hand using handheld equipment specially designed for spray tan applications. Unlike a spray booth, an experienced technician knows where on your body to apply more, where to apply a little less and where to apply none at all. In this way we can make your spray tan look darker and more natural while you have and more importantly, minimize that ugly patchy look while it comes off.
The Peel Health Inspector was by last weekend once again, Cabana Del Sol got a perfect score on our annual inspection. The Region of Peel instituted these surprise inspection 4 years ago and we’ve received a perfect score every time.
As of 2 years ago, all tanning facilities in the town of Brampton also require a license to operate legally. A current proof of a passed Health Inspection and a valid Certificate of Insurance are required as one of the conditions before an annual license is renewed. These documents are available for any customer to inspect. Just ask and we will be happy and proud to show them to you.