If you're getting ready for a romantic getaway with that special man in your life, definitely consider an airbrush tan to help make your skin look fresh and young throughout your trip. In fact, an airbrush tan is the fastest, safest, most worry-free and highly recommended method of tanning before a big event.
First of all, an airbrush tan can be the perfect way to liven up your look without skin damage and without a whole new wardrobe. In fact, it's the perfect fashion accessory, wardrobe or not. It's also a good method to consider for immediate, very natural looking results that you can build on by tanning naturally during your trip.
Airbrush tanning is semi-permanent- and after it dries it will last 6-8 days. The color doesn't block UV light, which means that by the time it starts to fade, chances are that your natural tan will already have started to develop. One of the best things about airbrush tanning is that you have the option of going in without a bathing suit. This means that there are no ugly tan lines to ruin the look of your pretty cruise dress or that sexy, animal-print lingerie you've got planned for night-time adventures.
Your first shower after your tan should only be a rinse. Let the water run over your body until the runoff turns clear. Lightly pat yourself dry to avoid splotching. If you accidentally use soap or cause streaking don't worry. Rub a light self-tanner towelette over the areas until it evens out. Make sure the range of your towelette isn't too dark, or you could cause a differentiation in your color. This quick maintenance tip could also be used to refresh your tan in the middle of your trip, if you find it starting to fade.
The best thing about airbrush tanning is the natural, even glow it gives to your face. Letting a professional handle this area, especially before a romantic getaway, is highly recommended since other self tanners can streak or prove too dark. Your face will also be the first place to fade so use a lower SPF sunscreen during your trip to allow for some natural tanning to keep up your look. Keep out of direct sunlight and remember that UV rays go through clouds, so you can still get a tan, or even get burned, on an overcast day. DHA coloring does not protect your skin from UV light so always wear sunscreen when you go outdoors.