the advent of new technology, the skin care industry is constantly working to
help our clients reach their goal, a perfect, porcelain complexion. However,
people still continue to sunbathe to achieve a tan, thinking that it betters
their appearance or reflects a fashion trend, even though the hazards of cumulative
UV exposure can lead to many of the problems we try so hard to correct: premature
signs of aging, a leathery skin texture, mottled pigmentation, a reddish complexion
and of course, skin cancer.
During the past decade, the market has been flooded with new self-tanners as
an effective and safe alternative to sunbathing. Their active ingredient is
dihydroxyacetone, which adheres to the top layer of the skin, leaving a golden
glow until the skin naturally regenerates within a week or two. While the rage
now is a spray-on tan, at SkinCareLab, application is done manually, with precision.
We use Algotherm's marine extract scrub, from the coast of Brittany, to polish
and even out skin texture followed by their self-tanner. In addition, our apothecary
also carries a complete line of self-tanners for at-home application.
Though the concept of wanting a tan is primarily esthetic in nature, the feeling
of the warm sun and smell of the ocean is a relief after a hard winter and a
wet spring. We welcome the summer season and wish all of our friends a happy
and safe season.