Why is Tanning Relaxing?

By using tanning beds you are not only creating a beautifully bronzed glow and increasing your vitamin D production, but you are also producing endorphin’s. Endorphin’s are the human body’s natural drug. This is one reason why tanning beds are very relaxing to most clients! The UV light of a tanning bed may create chemicals in your body that are linked to pain relief and euphoric feelings. These amazing benefits of tanning are something you don’t want to miss out on!
While you’re laying in your tanning bed for 10-20 minutes at a time, you will be calmed by the UV light. End the year with a beautifully bronzed glow as well as a mood change! Obtain vitamin D, depression therapy, reduction of symptoms of PMS, and beautifully bronzed skin all at Island Tan Salon and Spa. IT constantly has specials going on in order to give our clients the beat deal! Find us on Facebook and twitter for constant tips and  informational blasts. Image

Finding the Perfect Lotion!


Trying to figure out what type of lotion to buy but you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of bronzer? Let us help!  We offer many different types and brands of lotions in salon. These include sunless tanners, bronzers, maximizers, blushes and tingles. So whats the differences and what would you pick for yourself. We a sunless tanner includes Glitzs, Bronze Beauty and My Bronze. These are simple lotions that also have a dark tint in them in order to instantly put color on your skin. These are perfect for our UV Free tanners! Then we have our bronzers. Our bronzers include Bronzed Betty, Bronzology, Stay Sexy and Pauly D’s Sexy Swagg. Bronzers will provide instant and delayed color. The tint of the lotion will provide the instant color to your skin and then the it can combine with the DHA in order to provide you a long lasting tan! Maximizers, such as Flower Child, will help you build past your tanning plateau. So when you think you can’t get any more color and you have just stay the same color for a while, try Flower Child to boost your tan to a new level! Finally, we have our tingles. Tingles are designed for the regular, advanced level tanners. Tingle products will create an immediate reddening and warming of the skin. The circulation of the skin is increased and output is a DARK tan. Tingle products are not recommended to inexperienced tanners. Like the maximizers, tingle lotions will help you more past your tanning plateau. We offer Torch which is a tingling bronzer! All of our employees are well trained in lotions and would love to help you pick the right lotion for you! Come into salon now and lets find the lotion that brings out that bronzed glow!

The Ancient Art of Threading

Threading is a newly introduced alternative to waxing and is growing in popularity by the day. For those of you unfamiliar with this, it is simply the art of twisting a cotton thread to remove your hair follicles. It first originated in Arabia and South Asia, but is gaining a lot of popularity in the United States.  Threading is a lot gentler than waxing, as it does not peel off a layer of skin or irritate your skin. It’s great for all skin types, especially sensitive ones and is highly recommended for those who use Retin-A, Accutane, and similar products. Another great fact about threading is that hair does not grow back as quickly as it tends to with waxing, and threading is also great to remove even the finest hairs. Make an appointment to try it out if you haven’t done so already! We offer it at our Island Tan location!

Protect your Eyes!

Eye protection is vital for not only indoor tanning but also for outdoor sun exposure. UV rays can cause damage to your eyes.  If it is limited exposure it can cause blurriness, irritation and pain in your eyes. However, prolonged use can cause many eye problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration which can lead to blindness.  When outside it is advised that you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. When indoor tanning, you should wear goggles or temporary stickers, such as Winkeez to protect your eyes from the harmful rays. Many people ask, “Why can’t I just close my eyes?” Although this provides some protection, your eyelids only provide limited protection. So protect your eyes, so you can continue to see all the beautiful things around you!

Why Should I Exfoliate When Tanning?

There are a few steps in order to ensure that you maintain your tan longer, whether it’s from a tanning bed or from UV free solutions, such as the Versa Spa and Custom Airbrush.  One of these is  to make sure you exfoliate.  Some people feel that if they overuse the tanning beds or natural tan that their skin will develop a leathery appearance. This is due to your body drying and peeling, and can cause  a tan to look uneven.  Each week you want to exfoliate in order to remove the drier, dead skin cells evenly and provide your will smooth skin. To exfoliate you want to move in small circles applying a light pressure.  This also works prior to sunless tanning.  The sunless tanning solution goes onto the surface layer of your skin.  If you do not exfoliate prior, the tan will be on the dryer, dead surface skin cells.  When you exfoliate, you can remove a lot of those dead cells which will allow you to have your tan for a longer period of time. Another key thing to remember is to not exfoliate with anything that contains oils which can block the tanning solution from sticking to your skin or bar soap because it can dry out your skin too much.