Get Ready for That Sunless Tan (

(This “Sunless Tan” article was published in March 2010)

Summer means sun, sand – and sunburn? There’s no reason to expose your skin to the harmful rays of the sun just to get a tan. You can get that golden glow right here in the metro. Check out some of the top tanning salons in the city.

Brazilian Bare

What to bring or wear: Before you head to the Brazilian Bare salon to get some serious sunless tanning, you need to purchase their tanning kit (P2,450) and take it home with you. The three-piece kit includes Before Tan Scrub, Skin Smoothie, and Self-Tanning Lotion. To get the full effect of the treatment, you need to use the scrub at home on the same day as your scheduled appointment. Then bring along the rest of the kit for your tanning application. Make sure you wear loose and dark-colored clothes on the day itself. And if you want it to look like you just came from the beach, you can bring a bikini top and wear it during the treatment to get those amazing tan lines.

Price: P800 (for whole body application only)

What to Expect: You need to set an appointment before you can get a tan in this salon. The application process takes about 1 1/2 hours, and the tan will last for five days or so.

Contact Information: Heaven on the 5th, 5th Level Rustan’s Makati City
393-3718 or 0920-4313087

Institut Clarins

What to bring or wear: It is essential to don dark colored clothes before you get the “Beautiful and Tanned without the Sun” treatment at Institut Clarins. Once you get there, they will provide you with disposable undies to make sure that yours would not get discolored.

Price: P 2,400 (includes product and application)

What to Expect: It is important to schedule this treatment beforehand. The whole procedure will take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and the natural-looking tan will last for about a week or so. If you want to extend your tan, you can purchase one of their moisturizers and bring it home with you.

Contact Information: 5th Level Rustan’s Department Store, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
817-8414 or 813-3739 local 271


What to bring or wear: There are some dos and don’ts prior to the treatment. Do wear loose dark colored clothes and slippers on the day of your scheduled appointment.Don’t put moisturizer and deodorant before heading to the salon. Do scrub before the treatment, but don’t shave on the day itself.

Price: P1,680 (for the tanning treatment alone) and P2,240 (includes body scrub and the tanning treatment)

What to Expect: You can still get that golden tan without actually basking under the sun with Belo’s “Quicktan,” which offers a safe alternative via airbrush tanning. The tanning procedure will require 1 1/2 hours of your time, but it will give you that golden color for three to seven days.

Contact Information: The Mega Atrium, 5th Level SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vagas Ave., Mandaluyong City
470-1992 or 910-8330; 0917-5849260

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