When you’re pasty white like me, you don’t want to hit the beach looking like a ghost. The solution is a tan. A safe tan. I don’t want to hit a tanning bed, and hours on the beach will only turn me into a lobster. That’s why I made a bee-line for Sundrops Spray Tanning Studio, to get a chemical-free tan before our vacation.
How long will this spray tan last, you ask? I went for the Capri tan that’s recommended for those in frequent contact with chlorinated or salt water. Plunging into pools and oceans, this tan can last up to six days. Without pool action, you could be bronze for up to two weeks. Can you imagine?
What is a safe spray tan?
The solution is professionally applied by a technician using a spray gun. The gun shoots out a soft mist with compressed air, that’s slightly cooling and not at all uncomfortable. It takes about five minutes to apply, and viola, you’re golden. The result is a uniform tan, that’s not streaky or Tara Reid-orange.
The Sundrops solution is why I went this route. It isn’t made up of fillers or synthetic ingredients. It’s compromised of good stuff for the skin like water, aloe, green tea and vegetable glycerin. Phew! No guilt here.
To ensure my golden glow, I’ve taken the Sundrops travel kit with me on holiday. It comes with body wash and moisturizer (clients are encouraged to use all-natural products like these, to preserve their tan). Also in the kit is tan extender lotion and a bottle of their solution, so you can touch up frequently washed areas that tend to fade faster, like the face, feet and hands.
What to Do Before You Spray Tan
- Shower and exfoliate your skin
- Shave your legs and pits (and wherever else you fancy)
- Don’t apply moisturizer or deodorant (nobody wants green armpits)
Tips to Make Your Spray Tan Last Longer
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
- Don’t spend hours in the tub. Save languorous soaks for after your glow has worn off.
- Don’t bathe your babies or wash dishes the day you get sprayed. I think we can handle that, can’t we?
Discount Spray Tan!
Curious? Try it out for yourself! Sundrops has generously offered to give all Travels with Baggage readers 10% off their first spray tan until April 30, 2013. Not only that, but you can also pick up the Sundrops Travel Kit for only $20 (regular price $25). Just be sure to mention Travels with Baggage for the discounts.
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Have you ever gotten a spray tan? What do you think of the results?