Beach bum tanning

Beach Bum Tanning is a company based in the New York Metropolitan area with locations in NY, NJ, CT, VA and WV. They encourage a tan as a 'fashion statement' with the most popular approach of getting a self-tanned spray before hitting the beach.

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The following video provides an insight of one of their salons with an interesting view on what is called body sculpting using the tanning sprays:

BeachBumTanning seems to have managed to provide an excellent service together with some interesting looking products. With 20 years of experience in the indoor tanning business, they have also responded to the demand from the public for more healthy, non-toxic products.

Claiming to be the premier tanning salon in the New York area, Beach Bum Tanning provide a professional tanning range that they claim is loved and requested by A-list celebrities, beauty editors and TV shows around the world for it's "famous just-off-the-beach glow". They offer what they call a "Spa Formula" which they sell to Professional Salons only. This includes the following:

  • A choice of five totally unique, 100% natural and organic based spa formulas without artificial fragrances, preservatives or other harsh chemicals which can irritate the skin.
  • They also have age fighting, skin firming and cell rejuvenation properties all in one innovative product.
  • New technology has enabled them to offer a "turbo tan" in as little as 1 hour.
  • Use of indigenous Australian botanicals, an additional product aims to give you an exotic Mediterranean looking tan in a quick dry application.

The Beach Bum products contain the following ingredients:

  • Ecocert Approved and certified organic DHA - the tanning active ingredient
  • Certified Organic Aloe Vera Extract - for moisturising qualities
  • Vitamins A & E as anti-oxidants
  • Pine Bark Extract also an anti-oxidant,but is 40 times more powerful than Vitamin C and 20 times stronger than Vitamin E. Although it has been used for centuries it has recently been scientifically proven to contain skin renewal, hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Marine Collagen for collagen production stimulation and renewal of skin
  • Aromatic Therapy Besides their aroma, Orange, Lemon and Bergamot essential oils are used to revive, lighten, firm and improve skin tone
  • No alcohol is present

Beach Bum Tanning - Can one get Addicted to Tanning?

Addiction to tanning is one of the downfalls of tanning that fortunately is not a common thing. The feel good syndrome just takes over.

An unfortunate situation was revealed with the arrest of a New Jersey mother, Patricia Krentcil, who was a 'convicted' tanner. She was arrested after her 5-year-old daughter sustained burns from time she had spent in a tanning booth with her mother. The following video illustrates her addiction:

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