Dolphin Skin: Tans, make them last!
Cell turnover is a very important factor when discussing aging but also tanning.
Whether you’re a self-tanner or a regular at Tan Temple attendee, a thorough exfoliation is a must.
Exfoliators help remove and strip dead skin from the surface, the result is a more even tan and healthier looking skin. Some do go overboard, read some of our home exfoliation techniques here and here
A professional scrub is highly recommended, once a month especially if you are a regular tanner.
Winter is the prime time as skin will be drier and your body will be yearning for a refreshing turnover of dead skin cells.
Home exfoliation should not be practiced more than once a week. This allows fresh new skin cells a chance to grow and skin time to replenish and rehydrate.
Over exfoliation can have a negative effect, it can cause wrinkles, dry skin and could even scar. When over exfoliating, you may be scrubbing away skin cells that are trying to heal and grow.
Tan has the tendency to stick to both dead skin and dry skin, this causes patchy looking spots due to the high concentration of pigment. You may notice that sometimes your hands, feet, knees and elbows tend to turn darker than the rest of your body.
A professional exfoliation prior to a big event such as your wedding day would allow for a patch free, well moisturised and even tan.
Our “Body Smoother” treatment is a 45-minute treatment designed for those who are looking for smooth, moisturised and dolphin skin.
The scrub consists of an intensely nourishing hydrating body polish. The walnut infused French clay and papaya enzymes dissolves dry skin providing a smoothing exfoliation. Natural ingredients help naturally polish the skin preventing drying and flaking.
The exfoliator we use for tan prep is a cream based product. Avoid sugar or salt based exfoliants as some of them tend to leave a residue on the skin, which makes it difficult for the tan to adhere to the skin. Products containing oil also leave a residue behind on the skin surface and can block proper penetration of the tan, this is when you will see streaks.
If you have sensitive skin we strongly careful exfoliation is paramount and should visit for a professional exfoliation at least once a month.
Body treatments are currently available from the Bondi Beach clinic. To book:
Call: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]