Bronzed Beauties and Sun Exposure

Summer is right around the corner! You start thinking about slipping on that bathingTan suit 🙂 Everyone wants that Sunkiss Glow. Many people believe that bronzed skin is a youthful and healthy look but there are dangers associated with sun exposure and indoor tanning. UV rays are dangerous and sometimes deadly. A tan equals skin cell damage and that’s no joke.

You may feel pretty but you are doing serious damage to your skin and in the long run, the results may make you feel not so pretty.

#True Facts of Sun Damage:
*Weakens your Skin

*Leathery Appearance

*Dry Skin

*Accelerate Aging Process

*Discolored Skin

*Most Serious one Skin Cancer!!

Sun burn is more serious than the initial discomfort felt – especially for children. In fact, one serious blister or sun burn more than doubles your chance of developing Melanoma later in life. Melanoma results from intense sun burns.
Did you know?

*There are now more cases of skin cancer from indoor tanning facilities than there are from lung cancer cases associated with smoking? Sadly, that is the case.

People who utilize tanning beds before the age of 30 increase their chances of developing melanoma by 75 percent. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, “melanoma will kill an estimated 8,650 people in the US this year alone.” Tanning beds also increase the likelihood of developing squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell press_rotator COOLA SUNCARE BLUE BUNGALOW SPA ROCKAWAY PARK NYcarcinoma by 2.5 and 1.5 percent respectively.
The solution is simple “DO NOT TAN” indoors or outside!
When you are in the sun, protect your skin. Wear hats and clothing that covers your skin. Use a sunscreen with spf of at least an spf 15 and reapply every thirty minutes.  Always, always wear UV blocking sunglasses as sun exposure also causes cataracts. If you are of light skin and hair, you need to exercise even more caution out in the sun because you are more likely to develop skin cancer.
However, you can still make your skin beach-beautiful right here at the Blue Bungalow Spa! We use a sunless airbrush tanning system by South Seas Skincare, the official Spray tan sponsor for the stars of HBO, ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX networks! Those products are parabens free and made from organic and natural ingredients. 
Sunless Airbrush Tanning at the Blue Bungalow Spa is safe, healthy and customized especially for you!





Were you born with sand dollars in your eyes and salt water in your hair? Do you look in the mirror and wonder if your golden days as Sun Goddess were really worth it? At the Blue Bungalow Spa, Patricia Rorke really understands. As a woman celebrating life over 50, Pat has spent most of her life living on the beach, Pat knew she needed to develop a skin care regime specifically geared towards the treatment of sun damaged skin for women just like you.

Pat spent years developing THE SKIN FITNESS PROGRAM. She tested products with all of the right ingredients until she found a combination of research based, non-invasive products that had proven results. That was just the beginning. Along with a system of superior products, Pat introduced two machines that are key components to THE SKIN FITNESS PROGRAM. The Microcurrent machine and the IntraceuticalsOxygen machine provide fast, proven, long-term results. Expanding on an already amazing non-invasive treatment program, Pat went deeper! Her program is two-fold, healing skin from the outside in and from the inside out, targeting all layers of skin! THE SKIN FITNESS PROGRAM involves holistic-minded therapy as it examines the source of skin irregularities. Pat individualizes each client’s treatment based on their lifestyle, the environment, and internal health.

THE SKIN FITNESS PROGRAM results in beautiful, more radiant looking skin. Fine lines and wrinkles are drastically minimized, skin tone is improved and irregularities in pigmentation are corrected. Pat states “I am loving what I do and I smile during the treatments on my clients when I see the changes I make for their skin. Some clients are well into their 60s and their skin looks 10 years younger.” To find out more, call Pat or visit the Blue Bungalow Spa. Rejuvenate your skin with THE SKIN FITNESS PROGRAM.

Osmosis Skincare shares our philosophy of healing the skin from the inside out.


The products that we choose at Blue Bungalow Spa are always high quality ingredients that we’ve done our research on to give you the best results. But skin problems like Rosacea, acne, hyperpigmentation and dermatitis are always a tough one. That’s why we have once again turned to Osmosis Skincare for the best results in this department. Your skin needs to heal from the inside out. And Osmosis has the holistic approach that we share on the path to beautiful skin.

Osmosis Pür Medical Skincare is a revolutionary product line created by Dr. Ben Johnson. Doctor Johnson believes in treating the skin from the inside out without causing inflammation or damage to the epidermis. In doing so, you will have long term, anti-aging results.

First, a little bit of science. In our entire lifetime our epidermis never thins. The dermis however (or mattress as I like to call it) thins at a rate of 1-1.5% per year starting in our twenties. The dermis thins primarily because it is overwhelmed with free radical damage and inflammation, mainly from the sun, stress and diet. Some darker skin types will tend to thin less rapidly due to the protective effects of more melanin while those smokers and partiers will thin faster due to the added toxins that vasoconstrict the blood cells. As skincare professionals we have been taught to focus on the declining rate of epidermal turnover which slows down as we age. There is no question that exfoliating the epidermis speeds up cellular turnover. However, Dr. Johnson believes that this is not a healthy event, it is because the skin is rushing to fix the damage to the detriment of the dermis. You see, when the dermis is forced to fix the damaged epidermis, it must divert nutrients and repair that it normally would have used for itself. This leads to the conclusion that chronic exfoliation speeds aging. Why then wouldn’t we focus on providing nutrients to the dermis instead? It’s time to try a new approach to restore the skin’s health and repair activities to the full potential.

The basis of the Osmosis line is to allow the skin to exfoliate naturally and focus on the delivery of active ingredients into the dermal layer where the majority of skin issues originate. Osmosis achieves remarkable results by addressing every aspect of skin damage through increased collagen and elastin production, remodeling scar tissue, increasing the skin’s nutrition and growth factors and actively repairing DNA damage.

So if you have problem skin we can help you with our Skin Fitness Program along with the proper nutrition and supplements. Give us a ring or email us at the for a consultation.

Stay well,
Patricia Rorke

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