Play Boy Glitz Self Tanner

Want to know the secret to a great DIY tan? Playboy Glitz Golden Glow Self Tanner!! For me, it completely surpassed all other self-tanners in every area. It gives such a great, instant tan that’s brown, not orange. And the smell? Amazing! Seriously, some self-tanners are deceiving and smell nice at first, but hours later, you get a whiff of that unmistakable ‘self-tanner’ smell; but not Glitz. I was so pleasantly surprised the first time I used it because of the bronze color I got right away.
I was nervous at first because it looks like hot fudge when you squirt it into your hand, but it went on smooth and nice. A few tips for the best color: I learned that a little goes a LONG way with this product; you definitely do not want to use too much or it will take you forever to rub it in and for it to dry. You’ll want to use this product on fresh, clean skin with no other lotions on your body. You also want to make sure you wait at least 15 minutes before you put your clothes on so it doesn’t get smudged. PLEASE remember to wash your hands after you apply this product. That can be the difference between a noticeable fake tan and a flawless natural ‘fake’ tan. I wouldn’t shower for at least a day, because the first layer of bronzers comes off if you shower too quickly after your application.
Glitz gives you buildable color, but honestly you get an awesome tan with just one application. You can even use it on top of a spray tan for a super dark tan! I personally use it in combination with tanning in the beds because it gives me such a nice base to apply Glitz on top of. Also note that it’s very moisturizing and nourishes your skin with Vitamin’s A & E, Green Tea and Kola extract. Get in to the Island Tan Salon location nearest to you to find this great lotion! (I haven’t seen it anywhere else!)


Murad’s Pomegranate Line…Keeping Your Skin Glowing and Healthy

There are so many products out there that treat all the different skin concerns that you could have. But what if you really don’t have much of a problem with the skin on your face? How do you treat something that doesn’t need treating? Murad has a wonderful Pomegranate line that is perfect for maintaining that beautiful skin that you are so blessed to have naturally. It combines the power of fruit enzymes, antioxidants, and the science of cellular water to come up with an energizing skin care line, mild enough for any skin type, at any age.
Start with the Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser, a dual-action foam cleanser that not only washes away dirt and makeup, but also tones and tightens pores! Finish up with the Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer with SPF 15. This light-medium hydrator protects the skin all day from sun and free-radical damage, and is also lightweight and oil-free, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
Obviously, 99% of us do not have perfect skin and we have the occasional breakout from stress, or clogged pores from the smog, but that’s ok; there are products to help! The T-Zone Pore Refining Gel is a treatment that should be applied right after cleansing once or twice a day. This product exfoliates the skin, removing pore-clogging impurities and dry skin from the face. It also balances oily and dry zones on the skin for an even finish. In combination with this awesome treatment, you should also use the Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask once or twice a week for optimal results. This gel-like mask removes dull, dry skin keeping the skin fresh and clear and restoring smoothness and brightness. The mask comes in a box with 6 packets, but you can easily get two uses out of each packet, so really you’re getting at least twelve uses out of one box!

Facial Treatments

Facial Treatments

Murad Facial Treatments


The Truth About Tanning

Professional indoor tanning salons understand that it is inappropriate to make direct health claims about indoor tanning or to suggest there are no risks associated with UV exposure from any source. But regardless of what a facility can say about its services, surveys show many indoor tanners utilize tanning for more than just the cosmetic tan.

Tanning: Nature’s Sunscreen

One reason so many people enjoy the professional indoor tanning experience is that trained operators can give a tanner controlled UV exposures to gradually develop natural sunscreen – often called a “base tan” – while minimizing the risk of sunburn. The tanning process actually creates two different forms of natural protection against sunburn: 1.Melanin pigment produced when UV light meets the skin literally enshrouds and shields skin cells in the skin’s epidermis, protecting each cell from getting too much UV exposure. Melanin is a powerful anti-oxidant, helping the skin naturally eliminate free-radicals that can cause damage. 2.As the skin tans, the outer layer thickens (a natural process called acanthosis) which is nature’s design to make the skin naturally more resistant to sunburn. The value of a base tan, as any indoor tanner knows, is that it adds another layer to your sun protection arsenal – making sunscreen worn outdoors for outings on sunny days even more effective.

Here’s how that works:

1.A typical new client begins tanning with 5-minute sessions, gradually develops a tan and can work her/his way up to 20-minute sessions. At this point, she/he becomes naturally FOUR TIMES more resilient to sunburn than when she/he first started tanning. (5 minutes x 4 = 20 minutes). So that tan has an SPF 4 value.

2.When someone with a base tan uses sunscreen outdoors, they essentially multiply the effectiveness of the sunscreen. In other words, an SPF 15 product applied to the skin of a person whose base tan has already made her four times more resilient to sunburn creates a net SPF of 60. (SPF 15 x 4 = SPF 60).

In sunny environments many fair-skinned people can sunburn during normal outdoor activities even while wearing sunscreen. But with a base tan their sunscreen becomes more effective and they are much less likely to sunburn. Casual Self-Treatment of Cosmetic Skin Conditions Millions of indoor tanning customers frequent U.S. indoor tanning salons for their own self-treatment of cosmetic skin conditions and other non-cosmetic tanning reasons – physiologic benefits that can occur when one follows the cosmetic regimen at a tanning facility.

According to a 2010 Smart Tan survey:

1.More than three million consumers frequent tanning salons for self-treatment of psoriasis, eczema, acne, vitiligo, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and to increase vitamin D levels.

2.Approximately one million indoor tanners said they were referred to tanning facilities by their dermatologist. Could Indoor Tanning Be a Surrogate for What Nature Intended? Vitamin D production is one of the benefits that has been associated with human exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) emitted in sunlight and by an estimated 90 percent of commercial indoor tanning equipment.

While the North American indoor tanning industry conducts indoor tanning as a cosmetic service, an undeniable physiological side effect of this service is that indoor tanning clients manufacture sufficient levels of vitamin D as a result of indoor tanning sessions. 1.Vitamin D is a hormone produced naturally when skin is exposed to UVB in sunlight or indoor tanning units. Scientists through thousands of studies now recommend vitamin D blood levels of 40-60 ng/ml. Only those who get regular UV exposure have those levels naturally:

Indoor Tanners………………………42-49 ng/ml………………………

Sufficient Non-Tanners…………………………..23-25 ng/ml………………………

Deficient Dermatologists………………………13-14 ng/ml………………………

Severe Deficiency 2.Vitamin D sufficiency is linked to a reduction in 105 diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and most forms of cancer. It is believed that vitamin D deficiency contributes to nearly 400,000 premature deaths and adds a $100 billion burden to our health care system. 3.77 percent of Americans are considered vitamin D deficient according to government data and overzealous sun avoidance is the only plausible explanation for the 50 percent increase in that figure in the past 15 years. The indoor tanning industry believes that, for those individuals who can develop tans, the cosmetic and vitamin D-related benefits of non-burning exposure to ultraviolet light in appropriate moderation outweigh the easily manageable risks associated with overexposure and sunburn. Many doctors agree: “I believe the health benefits of exposure to UVA and UVB rays greatly outweigh the disadvantages, even if that means using a sunbed during winter months.” -British Oncologist Dr. Tim Oliver

Vitamin C Facial from Murad

This is for a client that has aging due to the environment.  They have possible age or sun spots and an uneven skin texture and tone and also possible fine lines and wrinkles.  This facial is rich in antioxidants which helps restore clarity, texture, elasticity and firmness while also helping fade pigmentation and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.  Four great products for an after care regimen are the Essential-C Cleanser which cleanses and purifies environmentally damaged skin by washing away the impurities but also continues to restore moisture to dehydrated skin. The Active radiance Serum which helps to brighten and renew the skin by improving the natural radiance and clarity while also boosting skins natural defenses against sun damage.  The Essential  C-Eye Cream with SPF 15 protects and hydrates the delicate eye area by providing a broad spectrum sunscreen protection and smoothing the appearance of fine lines while increasing elasticity.  The Essential C-Day Moisturizer which is made with powerful antioxidant sunscreen which helps shield and restore environmentally stressed skin by blocking UVA/UVB rays, preventing sun and free radical damage.