Editor of Bounce, Rachel Ducker, gets a Christmas glow with this luxury treatment at SK…
Most of us find it difficult to put aside a spare hour or so to treat ourselves, I know I certainly do!
When we do find the time, there is nothing nicer than a pampering session, to relax and unwind. With Christmas just around the corner and party season coming up, I felt it was time for a little TLC!
I was lucky enough to be invited to the 5-Bubble day spa, SK Clinic + Spa in Bury St Edmunds, to try out the full body exfoliation scrub, followed by the Sienna X Spray Tan and of course, I jumped at the opportunity.
SK started using Sienna X for their spray tans in June, and are very impressed with the brand. For the therapists, the tan goes on like an airbrush, only takes one coat and dries quickly. For clients, they are enjoying the quick process and are loving the results, so I was very excited to give it a go.
My therapist was Victoria, who made me feel very comfortable from the Outset. She lead me into the treatment room, the relaxing ambience of the spa immediately puts you at ease (especially when you are about to get your kit off). SK highly recommends having the full body exfoliation first, as you must prep your skin before a spray tan, but having someone do it for you is a luxury in itself.
Whilst I was being scrubbed, Victoria talked me though the four shades of Sienna X to choose from (8 and 10). The numbers are to do with the percentage of DHA in the products, which is the tanning ingredient. I also learnt that Sienna X is known for its skin loving ingredients including Vitamins A and E, Aloe Vera and anti-ageing Q10. I went for a number 10 after all I wanted to make it last!
After showering off the scrub, I put on my paper pants (a hot look) and dressing gown in the treatment room, and was lead to the spray booth room. It was then off with the dressing gown and on with the sticky feet and attractive hair net.
Victoria then applied Sienna X barrier cream to my elbows, knees and ankles, this is to stop the tan gripping to drier skin.
We were ready to go. I had to stand in various positions to ensure an even tan, turning the whole way round for even coverage. The tanning process itself is very quick, and you can wear what you like, but for more coverage I just wore the paper knickers, and I am pretty sure (if you have the confidence) you can have it in your birthday suit… Maybe next time?
Once suitably sprayed, a lot quicker than expected (two and half minutes to be exact), with no sticky residue or any evidence of the classic fake tan smell, I was ready to get dressed again.
The guide tan had left me with an instant golden glow, I already loved it, I was looking forward to seeing the results in 8-12 hours…
This treatment is perfect for the party season, It is such a quick fix.
The 10 was such a lovely colour. I would highly recommend SK, as the therapists are all perfectly trained with Sienna X, and make sure you take their advice – they are the experts.
For more information, please contact the SK spa reception team who will be able to recommend the best treatments and products for your concerns and needs. www.skclinic.co.uk – 01284 748470