With your Big Day quickly approaching, what are you missing? A sun-kissed organic glow of course! There are a handful of events leading up to the wedding - engagement parties, showers, and bachelorette’s - make sure you are glowing in your photos! Beach Bum Organic Spray Tanning’s owner Jena Sarakinis is one of the sweetest people I have ever met! I was fortunate enough to ask Jena a few questions about her business, which she opened in May of 2014.
Jena is a certified Laser Technician and Skin therapist. She has been actively practiced since 2008 at Coral Medical Spa in Windsor. She also has her Natural Health certification. Everyday she is working with the skin and in most cases, she is treating sun damaged and prematurely aging skin. The number one cause of this damage comes from the use of tanning bed and prolonged sun exposure without wearing solar protection.
Why Spray Tanning?
“I want to keep your skin healthy and looking young,” Jena says - and who doesn’t want that!? “Quality ingredients are most important to me! BBST works with our own 99% organic, vegan, paraben free, and toxic free product.” The product also helps to tone the skin using Green and White Tea extracts, and as Jena exclaimed, “who doesn’t like having firmer skin!?”
Favourite thing about working with Brides
Jena feels like she loves being a part of the prepping for the special day, and enjoys seeing the pictures that follow the big events! “I love hearing about the details leading up to the big day, and seeing it all come together.” Having your tan done for your engagement photos or party, and wedding shower can help ensure your skin is prepared for photography. It’s the perfect opportunity to do a trial, and a great excuse to be evenly sun-kissed!
Discounts for Wedding Parties
YES! The bride or party host is always free with a group of six or more! I think this is your cue to get your girls together!
Exfoliation is so important before your appointment. Dead skin needs to be removed so the tan has a smooth surface to develop on. Moisturizing daily is important as well, and can allow your tan to last even longer. Prep and care instructions are provided upon booking as well.
Jena is a “foodie” and loves coffee and wine! She also starts everyday with an early morning sweat - yoga or some cardio at the gym - as it helps her feel more grounded and ready to take on the day!
How the Process Works
A detailed Prep & Post Care Instructions are sent to you once you book, but here are some key points to consider:
It is important to shower and exfoliate your whole body before your appointment
Stay clear of oils, makeup, lotions, and deodorant if possible
Wait 10-12 hours post-tan to shower, as your tan is still developing.
Moisturize! Morning and night, starting after your first shower
From the moment I met Jena, I felt like I had known her my whole life - that’s just the way she makes you feel! She welcomes you and makes you feel right at home! Make sure to call Beach Bum Spray Tanning to perfect your wedding day glow! Be sure to check her out on Facebook and on her website.