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How To Get The Best Spray Tan Before Your Vacation

Here are some great reasons to get a spray tan before you leave on your vacation: • You won’t feel like you want to sit in the sun because you are already tan •You will feel great when you arrive! Bronzed and beautiful when you hit the beach day 1. •If your diet wasn’t dialed in before you left no worries, I always say everything feels better brown. If you can’t tone it tan it. • Spend your vacation time actually seeing the sites you

Spray Tan Tips You Should KnowHere I will answer the most popular questions that people ask me when they call to book a spray tan before their tropical vacation. First book your vacation!!! If you haven’t tried Airbnb yet try it!! I love learning more of the culture of the city I am staying in. Also the owner is truly the BEST tour guide ever!  There are really great places to rent all over the world and the the renter and homeowner are both checked so you can feel comfortable renting through the service. Use my code to get $40 off your first stay : https://abnb.me/e/YlV7OpsUuO Now that you have your plans in place on to getting you all bronzed up and ready to leave on your trip. Can you go swimming with a spray tan? Yes, you can go swimming with a spray tan! As long as you keep a few rules in mind. First, if you go swimming with a spray tan it is NOT all going to wash off in one dip. It may not last as many days but there are things you can do to keep your color and extend your spray tan. I do tons of airbrush tans for people going on vacation and it works out just fine. Follow the next 3 vacation tips to help your color last: 1. Short dips in the water to cool off work great. 2. Hanging out in the water all day will fade your color. 3.  A heavy layer of alcohol-free sunscreen helps to keep the water off your skin and your spray tan helping to protect your color. *purchase our Whitegirl Sunscreen in our online-store 

Do spray tans come off in the pool? Most pools have chlorine in them to keep the pool water fresh and germ free. We love germ free but keep in mind that chlorine is bleach and can be harsh in fading your spray tan. Swimming in a pool for extended periods of time will fade your spray tan. I recommend that if you do want to go swimming, keep it short and rinse off with fresh water when you get out of the pool. Many pools have an outside shower area for rinsing off. Do spray tans come off in salt water? Salt water is better than the chlorine in pool water but it will still fade a sunless tan if you are in the water for extended periods of time. If you are heading to Mexico and you know that you want to scuba dive or snorkel I would plan for those activities to happen later into your vacation and not the first days that you are there. This way your spray tan has faded a bit and your real tan has taken over so that the water isn’t going to affect it as much. I do recommend that you rinse off when you get out of the ocean with fresh water. Can you go in a hot tub with a spray tan? A hot tub is like the kiss of death to a spray tan. Hot bubbling chlorinated water? No thanks, not on your tan please. This is one of the ways that spray tan artists recommend for helping to soak off a tan before exfoliating it off. Not what you want for your vacation. Hot tubs will fade and remove a spray tan please stay out of them to keep your sunless tan on. Is a spray tan a base tan? Such a common question. The answer is absolutely NOT. A spray tan makes you look like you are tan but your skin is NOT TAN. That means that if you have been in hibernation here in the great MidWest during the dark days of winter and you finally run away on a cruise vacation to the Caribbean, your skin (even though it looks a bronzed and beautiful with your spray tan) is going to react to the sun like it hasn’t seen it in a looooooong time. Caution and a good sunscreen are your friends here. Can you tan in the sun with a spray tan? Yes, you will tan or burn right through a spray tan. So if your skin would normally pick up some color in the sun it will still do that with your spray tan. If you would normally burn in the sun, you are going to do that right through your spray tan also. The problem is that you cannot see that you are getting color because you are already brown. Be careful, reapply your sunscreen, wear your floppy hat and big sunglasses and hang out under an umbrella. I mean you are too sexy for a sunburn!

Blog contributor: Sun Spray by Kathryn

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