- 5 years ago
I go to a lot of beaches and like to tan a little. What I normally do is do a full body application before leaving the hotel room. I’d advise you to wait 15-20 minutes before putting on clothes or going out to let it completely dry. The key here is the 20 minutes, if you leave right away the SPF will simply melt off when you sweat. You can reapply later anytime if you get a chance to go somewhere that you won’t sweat. I never get tan lines doing that and never tan enough to see a difference where I wore clothes and where I didn’t.
Honestly if I wanted to tan, I would take out a few hours of the day first thing in the morning and use lower SPF (like those low SPF tanning oils from Banana Boat). In this case I would tan in a bikini and still do the tanning oil all over the body.