Post # 1
Has anyone ever had an airbrush tan done before a beach vacation? How did it hold up in the salt water and beach? Did sunscreen have any effect on it? Did it last ok while building a regular tan?
I’m going to the Dominican Republic in a few weeks. I had a baby 3 months ago so have not tanned in over a year. I would like a little color (just for aesthetic purposes, I know it provides no sun protection), but am afraid it’ll wear off quickly and just look awful.
Anyone have experience with this?
Post # 3
I have 2 ex-coworkers who rave about their spray tans and how long they last but I’ve never had much success past 4 days and this is going to a place that specializes in spray tans, not the machine ones. I even upgraded to get the “seal” which was suppose to make it longer lasting/waterproof but I had no success with regular life and I stayed away from water. I’m pretty sure they even tell you that it won’t last very long with the beach because the sand and salt water are natural exfoliants and you need to stay away from that.
Post # 4
@cora_123: That’s pretty much what I figured, but thought maybe someone had a “miracle” experience.
Post # 5
No miracles but I’ve done it before and if you use a lotion with self tanner in it each day following it will help keep it even. But even then there are no gurantees as my skin could be much differnt from yours.
Post # 6
@Vegas Pug: I didn’t even go to the beach, and my tan got very blotchy about 4 days after application. I just exfoliated and applied a layer of self tanner (with bronzer) over it every few days, and that has seemed to help even it out. I wasn’t very good about lotioning myself after the application, so that probably played a big part. I also don’t think I exfoliated well enough beforehand (even though I tried), so I would be sure to be careful about that. HTH!