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First Visit | Frequently Asked Questions | Afterglow Skin Care Clinic North Vancouver

Glowing Skin All Year Round!

A healthy glow looks beautiful in every season! At Ambleside Dermedics, we encourage our patients to use a SUNLESS tan over a UV tan. Suntans, sunburns, and premature skin aging can all be caused by overexposure to cancer-causing ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B (UVA and UVB) rays. With sunless tanning, no such damage occurs. The “tan” from most sunless tanners comes from the coloring agent dihydroxyacetone (DHA), a simple carbohydrate. DHA binds to the proteins on the skin’s surface, forming brownish melanin-like molecules called “melanoids” that make the skin appear tan.

Here’s our tips for a healthy, natural and glowing tan all year round:

1. Choose a good sunless tannerinside tan

We recommend using INSIDE TAN™  by CELAZOME which is available at Ambleside Dermedics. Its “2-in-1” formula delivers moisturizers and tanning agents deep into the skin and away from daily surface exfoliation, while time-released ingredients continually renew your golden glow. This hydrating formula means there’s no more dryness or flaking, just silky, moisturized skin.

2. Exfoliate25_45_L

Shower before you plan to tan and use an exfoliant leaving you with a soft smooth surface to start with. We recommend a chemical exfoliate instead of a sugar scrub which can irritate the skin. At Ambleside Dermedics, we use the Gly-Clear Cleanser by CELAZOME which is great exfoliating cleanser for the face and body.

3. Dry off and while your skin is still warm apply your tanner125

This will allow the INSIDE TAN to better absord into your skin while you pores are open from the warm shower.

4. Application is key!


Ensure the product is rubbed into your skin and pay close attention to elbows, neck, ankles, under the ankle bone, the edges of your feet and toes as these areas tend to absorb more colour than other areas of your body.




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