Sunless Skin: Getting that Summer Glow without Damaging your Skin

It’s tempting to lie on the beach for hours on end in an attempt to achieve the beautiful glow of sun-kissed skin. But research has shown that the risks associated with unprotected sun exposure can be as temporary as sun burns or as extensive as aged skin, wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer.

Whether you are visiting or you call the Cayman Islands your home, these salons and spas on Grand Cayman offer a healthier alternative to sun bathing that can be achieved in as little as eight minutes to get you in and out and back to paradise.

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Tips N Toes Luxury Spa

Often described as “the Rolls Royce of tanning spas,” the stand-up Versa Pro spray tan booth at Tips N Toes is fast, easy and completely customisable. Its open-air design inspires a sense of relaxation, while the voice-activated system confidently guides you through the pre-programmed spray treatment.The more impressive feature of the Versa Pro is its ability to target specific areas, allowing you a darker application on your face or legs only, or a combination of other body areas. It also allows you to add a bronzer to your treatment for an instant golden brown colour, which works perfectly for last-minute occasions. Best of all, the Versa Pro has a heated drying pass after each spray application, so there is no towelling off after; simply redress and voilà!

Tips N Toes Luxury Spa is located in the Bayshore Mall in George Town. For more information, visit tipsntoes.ky or call 345-943-8637.

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Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa

The Bronze Biologic line at Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa features only the finest botanical ingredients in its tanning solution. Made with beet and sugarcane extracts, their products are free of harmful or toxic chemicals and artificial additives like perfumes and dyes. This exclusive brand of spray tan is the first cosmetically graded, natural spray-on tanning solution and is considered among many to be the most natural looking. Applied using a tanning air gun, the result is a flawless, airbrushed look that will last for days. The dancers for the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat basketball teams are fans of this line.

Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa is located in the Smith Road Plaza in George Town. For more information, visit beyondbasics.ky or call 345-945-2737.

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Mobile Spray Tanning

Get a perfectly tanned complexion without leaving the comfort of your home, hotel or condominium with Nadine Dumas’ What It Takes! Mobile Spray Tanning. Dumas will bring all of the equipment needed right to your door, including a pop-up tent to protect your furnishings from staining. She uses an organic and Australian-based product, Aviva, which was specifically designed for dancers and performers. Like most other treatments available locally, it can last up to 10 days with proper care. In addition to spray tan services, Dumas also offers nutritional advice and video- and web-based personal training and nutritional plans for people with busy lifestyles, wanting to increase their overall health and wellness.

For more information, visit nadinedumas.com or call 345-938-0327.

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Body Works

At Body Works, sunless tanning treatments begin with a soothing body scrub to prepare the skin for treatment. After a warm shower (to rinse away any remnants of the scrub emulsion), the Fake and Bake tanning cream is carefully applied by licensed aestheticians until the desired skin tone is achieved. The spa itself is well-known for its simplistic, homey environment and for the use of authentic wellness products. It also has a fantastic retail area for the finest in restorative bath and body products, yoga equipment, books and unique therapeutic gifts.

Body Works is located in the Queens Court Plaza on West Bay Road. For more information, visit bodyworkscayman.com or call 345-945-6485.

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Published: Skies Magazine, May 2015

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